Effect of Magnesium Therapy on Nocturnal Leg Cramps (NLC)?german translation / full article
This paper systematically reviewed the effectiveness of magnesium in treating NLC and the side-effect profile of magnesium compared to placebo. Seven RCTs were included in the review (n = 361); three of these trials included only pregnant women. The results suggest that magnesium therapy does not appear to be effective in the treatment of NLC. However, the number of studies and included patients is insufficient to establish evidence and cannot answer the question für practicing family physicians.