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Suggest medication for lower leg pain despite taking ointments

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severe lower leg night time cramping. Topical rubs are ineffective.
Pain makes sleep impossible!
Wed, 13 Jun 2018 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Ivo Ditah 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Do you have diabetes, hypertension or cholesterol problems?

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thanks so much for this query.

I am so sorry to hear about these night time cramps. This often happens in persons with decreased blood supply caused by these disease conditions. I will recommend that you get your blood vessels evaluated. If this is confirmed, medications such as cilostazol can be used to relieve your symptoms.

I recommend you discuss this further with your doctor for evaluation and report the findings to me.

I hope to hear back from you. I wish you well.
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