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Magnesium for nocturnal leg cramps

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The effectiveness of magnesium oxide for prophylaxis of nocturnal leg cramps in older people is the subject of a small randomised controlled trial.1 Although nocturnal leg cramps occur commonly in older people, there is little evidence on the best way to prevent or treat them. Magnesium has been suggested as a possible treatment for leg cramps and is used as a specialist treatment option.2, …

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