Ropinirole in a Child With ADHD and Restless Legs Syndrome

Eric Konofal, Isabelle Arnulf, Michel Lecendreux, and Marie-Christine Mouren

Pediatr Neurol 1 May 2005 32(5): p. 350.;15866437

Service de Psychopathologie de Enfant et de Adolescent, Hôpital Robert Debré, Paris, France.; Fédération des Pathologies du Sommeil, Hôpital Pitié Salpêtrière, Paris, France

A 6-year-old male being treated with limited efficacy by methylphenidate immediate release for attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) also presented with sleep disruption due to potential restless legs/periodic limb movement syndrome. Treatment with the dopamine agonist ropinirole resulted in a significant improvement in both his attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms and sleep problems


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Staff, H. (2008, December 26). Ropinirole in a Child With ADHD and Restless Legs Syndrome, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 20 from

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