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Muscle Cramp (Cramp) Summary

Description: A sustained and usually painful contraction of muscle fibers. This may occur as an isolated phenomenon or as a manifestation of an underlying disease process (e.g., UREMIA; HYPOTHYROIDISM; MOTOR NEURON DISEASE; etc.). (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1398)

Also Known As: Cramp; Cramps; Cramp, Muscle; Muscle Cramps; Muscular Cramp Show All >>

Networked: 1094 relevant articles (99 outcomes, 106 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Muscle Cramp

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Quinine (Quinson) : 12 outcomes 16 studies in 94 results : FDA 2
  2. Magnesium : 7 outcomes 6 studies in 33 results : IBA
  3. Carnitine (L-Carnitine) : 6 outcomes 2 studies in 18 results : FDA 9 Generic
  4. Sodium : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 34 results : IBA
  5. Glucose (Dextrose) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 12 results : FDA 175 Generic
  6. Acetaminophen (Paracetamol) : 3 outcomes 1 study in 4 results : FDA 409 Generic
  7. hydroquinidine (dihydroquinidine) : 2 outcomes 6 studies in 6 results : IBA
  8. Calcium : 2 outcomes 3 studies in 27 results : IBA
  9. Vitamin E : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 15 results : FDA 13 Generic
  10. Lidocaine (Xylocaine) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 8 results : FDA 168 Generic
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Diseases Related to Muscle Cramp

  1. Pain (Aches)
  2. Hypotension (Low Blood Pressure)
  3. Muscle Cramp (Cramp)
  4. Dysmenorrhea (Menstrual Pain)
  5. Headache (Headaches)
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Key Therapies for Muscle Cramp

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  1. Renal Dialysis (Hemodialysis) : 3 outcomes 8 studies in 55 results
  2. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 15 results
  3. Oral Administration : 2 outcomes 1 study in 10 results
  4. Transcutaneous Electric Nerve Stimulation (TENS) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 3 results
  5. Intravenous Infusions : 1 outcome 2 studies in 5 results
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