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A 30-year-old male asked:

Respected doctor, is 1 mg extended release ropinirole fine for someone who is starting it as initial treatment for rls ???? symptoms severity are usually mid-mild?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 53 years experience
If RLS symptoms occur both during night and day, an extended release formulation is fine. Key is whether the proposed dose causes adverse side effects, and if so, the amount will need titration. Amongst common events includes drowsiness, nausea, blood pressure dropping on standing, dizziness, and impetuous inappropriate behavior. Discuss with doctor.
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