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Post by dschrauben » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:56 am

Since Requip has sleep attacks as a potential side effect and these attacks are unpredictable, is there any recommendation from the FMCSA on use of this drug by a CMV driver?

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Re: Requip

Post by Robert Swotinsky MD » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:09 pm

FMCSA has not addressed Requip, a drug prescribed for restless legs syndrome. Per FMCSA Medical Examiner Handbook, the medical examiner should not find an examinee qualified if the examinee has restless leg syndrome associated with excessive daytime sleepiness.

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