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Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or ...Read more
I have developed a serious gambling problem after taking Requip 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 for many years are you sure this isn't an independent process developed during the time you were on Requip? 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I take requip & stalevo 6 times a day. Sometimes i can see improvement and other times i can't. How can I insure that the meds are absorbed every time?
Take meds: Take meds before meals, about 1/2 hour before. ...Read more
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
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 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
Requip: I have not used it, but my colleague neurologists swear by it. ...Read more
Stalevo: It has much more dopamine.Get a more detailed answer ›