10 Causes of Calf Cramps

By jolene
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Cause #4: Medications

Medications or pharmaceutical drugs are used to cure, treat, or prevent disease. In some individuals with calf or leg cramps, common medications such as statins and diuretics may be the main cause.

Diuretics are generally used to remove fluid from the body and can be used in the treatment of kidney disease, heart failure, and hypertension. Statins are a class of drug used in the treatment of high cholesterol. Other medications that may cause calf cramps include nicotinic acid, nifedipine, and raloxifene.

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