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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Requip (Overview)

Requip is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


Dr. Michael Gabor
65 doctors shared insights

Requip (Overview)

Requip is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug (brain and nerve drug).


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In simple terms that can be understood, what exactly does requip (ropinirole) do to the brain ?

In simple  terms that can be understood, what exactly does requip (ropinirole) do to the brain ?

Dopamine agonist: Dopamine is a major neurotransmitter in the basal ganglia of the brain, and is classified as an inhibitory chemical. Requip (ropinirole) and similar drugs in the class can act as an artificial Dopamine source and promote function in Dopamine circuits, but it does not actually increase the CNS levels, rather it substitutes. ...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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12mg XR requip (ropinirole). 12mg over 24 hr or 12mg continuous over 24 hr ?

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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Could a lumbar sympathetic block or nerve block help with restless leg syndrome or should I just use Requip (ropinirole) and lidoderm 5% patches?

RLS Rx: Do you have PRIMARY RLS (just RLS and nothing else) or secondary (due to neuropathy, sleep apnea, etc)? RLS happens in the BRAIN. I know of no evidence that blocks are effective for RLS. Whose notion was that? For same reason Lidocaine patches shouldn't help. Stick with ropinirole, pramipexole, gabapentin, pregabalin, levodopa. If secondary, try to treat underlying cause as well. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take requip (ropinirole) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Is it safe to take requip (ropinirole) while pregnant or breastfeeding?

Concerns: Cat. C, means animals have shown possible risks but no human reports. Does the patient have to take it to function? If so, benefits may be considered to outweigh risks. ...Read more

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Repost* requip (ropinirole) for RLS having opposite side effect?

Repost* requip (ropinirole) for RLS having opposite side effect?

Can happen!: These drugs, while efficatious, can have paradoxic side effects. Also the diagnosis of RLS is not cut and dry. See your doctor! ...Read more

Dr. Colin McCannel
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Ropinirole (Definition)

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