Harvard Heart Letter

Ask the doctor: Are heart drugs causing my nighttime leg cramps?

Ask the doctor

Are heart drugs causing my nighttime leg cramps?

Q. Many nights I wake up once, twice, or several times with leg cramps. The only medications I take are a statin, niacin, Plavix, and baby aspirin. Are any of them causing these aggravating cramps?

A. It's possible. But there are other causes you might want to consider, too.

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