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Description

What is Requip XL?

Requip XL s used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson’s disease (Parkinsonism) is marked by the presence of certain recognizable symptoms such as: uncontrollable shaking or tremor, lack of coordination, and speaking difficulties. Ropinirole is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS). Restless legs syndrome is a disorder that causes an overwhelming urge to move the legs, usually to alleviate unpleasant sensations. Parkinson's and RLS are two separate disorders. Having one of these conditions will not cause you to have the other condition.

You can buy Requip XL(Ropinirole) online at My Drug Center. We have the Requip generic alternative, called Ropinirole, available for purchase as well.

 

How does Requip XL work?

Requip XL is an extended-release oral medicine that contains the active ingredient Ropinirole. Ropinirole is a dopaminergic agent and it has some of the same effects as dopamine, a naturally occurring chemical found in your body. Low levels of dopamine in the brain are associated with Parkinson's disease. When taken as directed, Requip XL works by imitating the effects of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that relays signals between nerve cells. Your brain needs these chemicals to help your body run smoothly and they also affect moods, sleep, and concentration.

Only immediate-release Requip is approved to treat either Parkinson symptoms or RLS. Extended-release Requip XL is approved only to treat Parkinson symptoms.

Directions

Before taking Requip XL or the Ropinirole generic, read all the instructions and paper work that given to you by your pharmacist. Take your Requip dosage orally once a day. Make sure you take it at the same time each day to create a routine for yourself and to ensure an even spread of the Ropinirole dosage in your system. This medication should be taken on a regular basis to have optimal results. The Requip XL dosage that you take will depend on your condition and your age. Take it exactly as prescribed by your doctor; do not change or increase your dose.

Cautions

Requip XL or the Ropinirole generic may contain medical and non medical ingredients that could cause an allergic reaction. Consult with your doctor about any known allergies before taking Requip XL. Speak with your doctor about any known medical conditions relating to high or low blood pressure, kidney disease, heart disease, heart disease or heart rhythm problems, and sleep disorders or conditions that may cause daytime sleepiness. Tell your doctor about any current medications or supplementation to avoid interactions or unwanted side effects of Ropinirole.

Requip XL or the Ropinirole generic can cause drowsiness for several hours after you take it. Tell your doctor if you have any problems with daytime sleepiness or drowsiness. It can make you fall asleep suddenly during normal daily activities such as working, talking, or driving. Avoid operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle, or performing other dangerous activities until you know how this medication affects you. The drug can cause sleepiness and may worsen your ability to make decisions, think clearly, or react quickly.

Side Effects

Some common Requip XL side effects include: syncope, dizziness, drowsiness, dyskinesia, fatigue, nausea, and viral infection.

Other Requip XL side effects include: asthenia, confusion, lower extremity edema, and diaphoresis. See below for a comprehensive list of adverse effects.

If any side effects of Ropinirole become unmanageable speak with your doctor or pharmacist for help in managing any side effects. For any serious side effects that occur speak with your doctor right away for further treatment options.

FAQs

What is ropinirole?

Ropinirole is a type of drug which acts similar to dopamine, a natural chemical produced inside our bodies. When taken, ropinirole has beneficial and therapeutic effects for those with certain medical conditions. Ropinirole is the active ingredient found inside Requip XL; 2-8 mg of ropinirole per tablet. Requip XL is a prescription medication that is taken orally. You can find Requip XL at an affordable price at My Drug Center.

 

What is ropinirole used for?

Ropinirole, or Requip, is prescribed to help treat symptoms caused by Parkinson’s disease; a progressive nervous system disorder that greatly impacts movement. Parkinsonism often causes symptoms such as loss of automatic movements (like blinking), impaired posture and balance, and slowed movement. Another nervous system disorder (unrelated to Parkinson’s disease) also treatable with Requip, is restless leg syndrome (RLS); a condition causing an overwhelming need or desire to move your legs, usually due to a sensation (like itching, crawling, or pins or needles).

 

What does ropinirole do?

Using ropinirole will help alleviate symptoms caused by Parkinsonism; common symptoms include loss of automatic movements (like blinking), impaired posture and balance, slowed movement, and more.

 

How long does it take for ropinirole to work?

It could take a few weeks before you notice an improvement; the exact amount of time it takes this medication to become effective will vary between each individual.

 

What are the side effects of ropinirole?

Common side effects of Requip include passing out, dizziness, drowsiness, fatigue, nausea, and viral infections. Side effects often occur while the body adjusts to the new medication therefore common side effects should not alarm you. Speak with your doctor if side effects do begin to worry you. This is not a complete list of side effects.

 

How does ropinirole work?

Ropinirole is a dopaminergic agent; this means it has some of the same effects as dopamine, a natural chemical found inside the body thought to be responsible for mood, movement, and concentration. Parkinson’s disease is associated with low levels of this chemical; Requip restores this balance of chemicals in the brain by mimicking dopamine and its effects, which reduces symptoms.

 

How much ropinirole is safe to take?

This question can only be answered by your doctor as there are a number of factors that determine the answer. Generally, adults with Parkinson’s disease can take 0.25mg 3 times per day for the first week; following the first week, if necessary, the dose may be increased to 0.5mg 3 times per day. On week 3; you may take 0.75mg 3 times per day and week 4; 1mg 3 times per day. The maximum is 24 mg per day (8 mg 3 times daily). This does not apply to those with RLS; speak to your doctor to find out how much Requip you can take specifically.