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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Ropinirole (Definition)

Ropinirole is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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Are there any generic equivalents to the drug requip (ropinirole)?

Yes: Requip is a branded version of the drug ropinirole, which is available in generic. The once-a-day extended release version (Requip xl) is only available in a branded version. ...Read more

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How long requip (ropinirole) is effetive for parkinsosn? Only several years?

How long requip (ropinirole) is effetive for parkinsosn? Only several years?

No guarantee it is:: Review the fda summary of trial data in the pi at: http://us.Gsk.Com/products/assets/us_requip.Pdf Requip (ropinirole) is only a treatment for some symptoms, not a cure, with no certainty of either effectiveness, or duration for those for whom it might be useful. Like most treatments, the issues are too complex; the reason for clinical trials to track relative benefits vs. Downsides. Keep looking for more. ...Read more

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12mg XR requip (ropinirole). 12mg over 24 hr or 12mg continuous over 24 hr ?

Out of context: I am sorry to report that there is no way your question can be answered with any sort of validity. You are not providing the reason for the question and why you are not getting this answer from the physician prescribing it. We are strangers on the internet without a medical history, the current state of your health and what else you have tried and why this is the drug of choice. ...Read more

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I have developed a serious gambling problem after taking Requip (ropinirole) for many years. I REALLY want to get off of this drug! What can I take instead?

I have developed a serious gambling problem after taking Requip (ropinirole) for many years.  I REALLY want to get off of this drug!  What can I take instead?

Interesting: Very interesting, odd effect. No simple answer. Since you were on Requip (ropinirole) for many years are you sure this isn't an independent process developed during the time you were on Requip (ropinirole)? There is a phenomenon we call, "True, True, and Unrelated": meaning two things occur in same time period but are not related. If you really think it is related then new Rx depends on illness details. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of requip (ropinirole)?

What are the side effects of requip (ropinirole)?

Several : Included are nausea, drop in blood pressure, drowsiness, and an impulse disorder (gambling, hypersexuality, lack of temptation control, etc) side effects are similar in other variations of Dopamine agonists. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of requip (ropinirole) xl?

What are the side effects of requip (ropinirole) xl?

See answer below: As for any drug, there is a long long long list of possible adverse events. Nausea, somnolence, dizziness, orthostatis hypotension, vominting, fatigue, acid reflux, edema are just a few... Thankfully, most likely you'll experience none of these, but just keep an eye out for changes after starting the therapy. ...Read more

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Can "requip" cause some people to compulsively gamble?

Yes: One of the side effects of this drug class is an impulse disorder, which includes gambling, increased sexuality and even antisocial activities. The incidence varies from product to product, and one might be better than another. ...Read more

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Is requip (ropinirole) was useful in treating pain from fibromyalgia?

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Is requip (ropinirole) was useful in treating pain from fibromyalgia?

Requip (ropinirole): I have not used it, but my colleague neurologists swear by it. ...Read more

Dr. Ira Katz
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Requip (Definition)

Requip is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more