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This study found that pregabalin appears as effective as pramipexole in treating restless legs syndrome. However, iatrogenic worsening was much less with pregabalin compared to 0.5 mg of pramipexole.

Comment: This study raises the question of whether or not gabapentin, a similar compound to pregabalin, would have similar positive effects upon restless legs syndrome, but with fewer adverse effects compared to pramipexole.



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