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Dr. Corey Clay
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Ropinirole (Overview)

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


Dr. Corey Clay
74 doctors shared insights

Ropinirole (Overview)

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


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I have been prescribed ropinirole for rls.. I was wondering if i could take an over-the-counter sleep aid as well?

No: Many over the counter sleep medications contain antihistamines which commonly worsen RLS symptoms. I would follow-up with your physician to make sure you're on an effective dose and have ruled out other sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea and insomnia. ...Read more

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5 mgs of ropinirole for 8 years of RLS isn't working anymore. I cut one in half making it 7.5 mgs which works great for now. Is this ok? Please help!

5 mgs of ropinirole for 8 years of RLS isn't working anymore. I cut one in half making it 7.5 mgs which works great for now. Is this ok? Please help!

OK: OK for now, but should consult with your doc. You may be suffering from "augmentation" and switch to another medication or adding another med may be useful. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a Parkinson's patient that takes ropinirole to take robotussin? It says do not take with maoi drugs. Currently taking ropinirole.

Most likely OK: Please check with your treating neurologist. In my experience, taking ropinirole does not present a problem with robitussin (guaifenesin). Maoi drugs are antidepressants that can cause very high blood pressure spikes if taking with tyramine inducing medications. Ropinerole is a Dopamine agonist, not an maoi. ...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

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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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5mgs ropinirole for rls. How long do I have to be off ropinirole to bring down my tolerance level to 1mg or lower ? What would be a good drugtogo to

Not easy: You have a complex issue that would require further information and direct help. I would discuss in person with the neurologist who prescribed the medication. Additionally I have seen RLS in patients with food sensitivities that resolves when the food is avoided. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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Requip (Definition)

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