Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 020658/001.

Names and composition

"REQUIP" is the commercial name of a drug composed of ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE.

Forms

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020658/001 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 0.25MG BASE
020658/002 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 0.5MG BASE
020658/003 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
020658/004 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
020658/005 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE
020658/006 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 3MG BASE
020658/007 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 4MG BASE

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
020658/001 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 0.25MG BASE
020658/002 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 0.5MG BASE
020658/003 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 1MG BASE
020658/004 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
020658/005 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 5MG BASE
020658/006 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 3MG BASE
020658/007 REQUIP ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET/ORAL EQ 4MG BASE
022008/001 REQUIP XL ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL EQ 2MG BASE
022008/002 REQUIP XL ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL EQ 3MG BASE **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**
022008/003 REQUIP XL ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL EQ 4MG BASE
022008/004 REQUIP XL ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL EQ 8MG BASE
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022008/006 REQUIP XL ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE TABLET, EXTENDED RELEASE/ORAL EQ 6MG BASE
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Answered questions

Is there a generic Requip, the RLS medicine?
Asked by Marhta Livinton 1 year ago.

No. Requip (ropinirole hydrochloride) is used for both Parkinson's disease as well as restless leg syndrome. Drugs are covered by patents just as other inventions. The patent life is a minimum of 17 years. Drugs are allowed an extention of the patent to offset the years a drug has to be tested before marketing approval. Generally the most common extension is up to 7 more years. However, drug companies also patent processes involved in manufacturing a product and they can be granted other patents which can further extend a patent. This process is called "evergreening" a patent. Since Requip was recently brought onto the market, its patent has many years remaining before a generic version can be marketed. I hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Edit: Regarding the next answer, all drugs are given a nonproprietary name, commonly called a generic name. But that does not mean it's available as a generic. Requip's generic name is ropinirole hydrochloride, but it is not available as a generic medication for the reasons listed above. The Wikipedia link has much more info about generic drugs and patent life. Answered by Victorina Pries 1 year ago.

GENERIC NAME: ROPINIROLE - ORAL (row-PIN-uh-roll) BRAND NAME(S): Requip As you can see, there is a Generic brand of Requip. God Bless You :) Answered by Cara Westerhof 1 year ago.


Mirapex or Requip dosage for depression?
My doctor and I are trying to figure out what is the best dose of either Mirapex or Requip to use for depression. On the web there are a few posts but most are a huge range of doses. I would like to hear from anyone who used these meds for depression and succeeded or a doctor who knows what doses to use. Again,... Asked by Kerry Hohensee 1 year ago.

My doctor and I are trying to figure out what is the best dose of either Mirapex or Requip to use for depression. On the web there are a few posts but most are a huge range of doses. I would like to hear from anyone who used these meds for depression and succeeded or a doctor who knows what doses to use. Again, I am taking this to my doctor for review before any action is taken. Thanks! Answered by Rene Milch 1 year ago.

Mirapex Dosage Answered by Toni Walrond 1 year ago.

Mirapex Depression Answered by Ollie Earvin 1 year ago.

One of my first-class peers has had RLS for decades. She attempted all the principal business medicinal drugs to be had, however skilled too many terrible part results (having witnessed this, I suppose all of those medicinal drugs are unhealthy information). She eventually acquired alleviation this beyond summer time while she began taking diet dietary supplements, principally a multi-diet, an omega fatty acid three/6/nine intricate and an iron complement within the morning and calcium/magnesium drugs and liquid glucosamine at night time. We were not certain which of those dietary supplements was once the person who was once serving to so we did a few study after the reality and it sounds as if iron and/or calcium/magnesium are good recognized to aid RLS and are totally encouraged (through all people besides drug organizations of direction). My pal began taking dietary supplements when you consider that she was once feeling run down - she additionally had bloodwork performed and her healthcare professional informed her she was once anemic, prompt iron dietary supplements and gave her an designated iron dosage and did comply with-up exams three months later. I could recommend doing the equal because it seems that you'll get iron poisoning when you overdose iron (because the human frame can not flush extra iron). Anyway, it's been a couple of months and she or he not often reviews RLS signs now. Before we discovered approximately the nutrients, she attempted doing stretches within the am and periodically for the period of the day and within the night as we inspiration all of this possibly regarding blood flow - she stated stretches did aid to make her think larger, however after the primary week I do not suppose she remembered to do them generally. She additionally attempted mineral ice and having her husband therapeutic massage her leg and she or he says that relatively helped greater than the stretches while she was once having an assault. P.S. It is viable that use of zoloft is regarding RLS signs. If you're taking zoloft, you may also desire to take a look at switching to a typical anti-depressent as an alternative like SAM-e, 5htp, St. John's Wart, ginkgo bilboa, and so forth. P.P.S. Important to take prime dosages of omega (a million,000 to a million,500) as this is helping absorbtion - iron have got to be taken at distinctive time than magnesium/calcium as they "block" every different from soaking up correctly. Combos and occasions for taking nutrients indexed above are first-class suggestions we might discover after speaking to a few knowledgable folks and checking internet. Don't anticipate immediate alleviation - takes approximately a month to begin seeing truly benefit - extra in case you have critical deficiencies. Answered by Maegan Pedrosa 1 year ago.


What class of treatment is Requip (Ropinirole)?
What class of treatment is Requip (Ropinirole)? How much does Requip (Ropinirole) cost? What conditions or indications might Requip (Ropinirole) treat? What are the possible side effects of Requip (Ropinirole)? Asked by Lorina Paliotta 1 year ago.

How does it work? Requip tablets and Requip XL prolonged-release tablets both contain the active ingredient ropinirole, which is a type of medicine called a dopamine agonist. Ropinirole works by mimicking the activity of a substance in the brain called dopamine. (NB. Ropinirole is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.) Dopamine is a substance known as a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are found in the brain and nervous system and are involved in transmitting messages between nerves. These messages allow the normal functioning of the body. The neurotransmitter dopamine is known to be reduced or absent in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease, and this is thought to be the cause of the disease symptoms. Dopamine normally transmits messages by stimulating specific receptor sites in the brain. Ropinirole works by stimulating these same receptor sites. This produces the same effects as dopamine, and acts as a dopamine substitute. In this way ropinirole helps to restore the dopamine activity in the brain, which helps reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Ropinirole can be used by itself or in conjunction with levodopa to treat Parkinson's disease, and is particularly useful in people for whom levodopa alone is no longer providing adequate control of symptoms. Requip tablets are standard-release tablets that are usually taken three times a day. Requip XL tablets are prolonged-release tablets that are designed to have a prolonged effect from one daily dose. The tablets release the ropinirole slowly and continuously over several hours to help provide steady blood levels of the medicine throughout the day. These tablets should be taken once a day, at a similar time each day. They must be swallowed whole and not broken, crushed or chewed, as this would damage the prolonged-release action. Ropinirole can cause a drop in blood pressure when you first start treatment, and this may cause dizziness or fainting. To minimise the chance of this and other side effects, the dose of ropinirole is increased slowly when treatment is started. Follow the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist. Answered by Janee Desir 1 year ago.

how long does 025 ropinirole stay in system Answered by Barbra Portie 1 year ago.


Has anyone ever tried requip or mirapex?
because i'm might be getting prescribed some soon and i'm interested in what it feels like... does it make you feel drowsy, or euphoric, or hungry, or how exactly does it feel? are there any psychoactive effects at all? Asked by Darius Jacquay 1 year ago.

Requip/mirapex is for restless leg syndrome. There is a whole slue of side effects ranging from sleepless nights to hallucinations. i suggest take in extreme moderation, always before bed, never during the day or while operating machinery, play it safe and you will be fine! Answered by Jenee Schnackenberg 1 year ago.


If you're on Requip (Ropinirole HCL) do you have...?
side effects? I have to get ready for work & don't have time now to research, but figured I'd ask here...I've been on this drug for about 5-6 months now. I've noticed I have a HORRIBLE rash on my torso & lower abdomen, and as far as I can figure, it could be possibly caused by this drug. I was... Asked by Prudence Lacouette 1 year ago.

side effects? I have to get ready for work & don't have time now to research, but figured I'd ask here... I've been on this drug for about 5-6 months now. I've noticed I have a HORRIBLE rash on my torso & lower abdomen, and as far as I can figure, it could be possibly caused by this drug. I was on Lamictal & thought it was that drug causing this horrible rash, but my psychiatrist took me off it almost 2 weeks ago, and it's STILL as bad as ever. If the Lamictal caused the rash, it should have cleared up by now. I also get the yawns, and when I take this drug, I have to take it RIGHT before bed, because I get soooo sick to my stomach & I also feel like my throat is closing up. I'm going to call my dr when her office opens, and tell her I want to stop taking this horrible drug. It's doing NOTHING for my RLS, and it SEEMS to be making it WORSE, if that's possible. My poor husband hasn't slept in MONTHS! He's pretty much taken up residence on the couch in the living room. I need to know if anyone else has gotten a horrible rash from this drug and if they feel like their throat is closing, or if they feel like something is stuck in their throat after taking this. Thanks! Answered by Anita Kuipers 1 year ago.

I've been on requip for over a year now and it works wonders or me, and no... I've never gotten a rash. Yes, I have experienced nausea, but that is why I take my .75 milligrams at dinner time...you must take requip with food, not on an empty stomach. And never take it just before you go to bed... you should be taking it earlier in the evening so it has time to kick in. If it is not working for you, it's possible the dosage is not enough for you...I had to experiment to find that .75 is just right for me. It usually starts off at .25 milligram tablets. If you are experiencing a rash, then you are more than likely having an allergic reaction to it. You should really contact your Doctor. Answered by Johnathon Zientek 1 year ago.

I take repairing all for Parkinson s disease. I have Slowly worked up to 24 mg per day of the extended-release preparation. This actually smooth my termers out very nicely. A year or so ago I wore myself out and ended up in a nursing home for a couple of weeks just to get my strength back. The pharmacy that the nursing home used didn t have the extended release preparation and so I was getting the immediate release . Unfortunately instead of dosing it three times a day they were giving it to me all at once. About six hours later I felt horrible. Nausea and just a general feeling of not being well. I didn t figure this out until after I d come home and got on my own meds I started feeling a little bit more like myself. I certainly didn t feel high with it. That s my experience with ropinirole it may be different for people who don t take it on a regular basis. I certainly wouldn t take it to feel high based on my experience with the short acting immediate release preparation. Answered by Jacqueline Huereca 1 year ago.


What other treatments are available for RLS besides requip?
Asked by Winston Botten 1 year ago.

Sometimes, treating an underlying condition such as iron deficiency or peripheral neuropathy greatly relieves symptoms of RLS. Correcting the iron deficiency may involve taking iron supplements. However, take iron supplements only under medical supervision and after your doctor has checked your blood iron level. If you have restless legs syndrome without any associated condition, treatment focuses on lifestyle changes and medications. Several prescription medications, most of which were developed to treat other diseases, are available to reduce the restlessness in your legs. These include: Medications for Parkinson's disease. These medications reduce the amount of motion in your legs by affecting the level of the chemical messenger dopamine in your brain. They include pramipexole (Mirapex), ropinirole (Requip) and a combination of carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet). However, people with RLS are at no greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease than are those without RLS. Opioids. Narcotic medications can relieve mild to severe symptoms, but they may be addicting if used in too high doses. Some examples include codeine, the combination medicine oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet, Roxicet), and the combination medicine hydrocodone and acetaminophen (Vicodin, Duocet). Muscle relaxants and sleep medications. This class of medications, known as benzodiazepines, helps you sleep better at night. But these medications don't eliminate the leg sensations, and they may cause daytime drowsiness. Commonly used sedatives for RLS include clonazepam (Klonopin), eszopiclone (Lunesta), ramelteon (Rozerem), temazepam (Restoril, Razapam), zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien). Medications for epilepsy. Certain epilepsy medications, such as gabapentin (Neurontin), may work well for some people with RLS. It may take several trials for you and your doctor to find the right medication and dosage for you. A combination of medications may work best. One caveat with drugs to treat RLS is that sometimes a medication that has worked for you for a while to relieve symptoms becomes ineffective. Or you notice your symptoms returning earlier in the day. For example, if you have been taking your medication at 8 p.m., your symptoms of RLS may start occurring at 6 p.m. This is called augmentation. Your doctor may substitute another medication to combat the problem. Most of the drugs prescribed to treat RLS aren't recommended for pregnant women. Instead, your doctor may recommend self-care techniques to relieve symptoms. However, if the sensations are particularly bothersome during your last trimester, your doctor may OK the use of pain relievers. Some medications may worsen symptoms of RLS. These include antinausea drugs, calcium channel blockers (which are used to treat heart conditions) and most antidepressants. Your doctor may recommend that you avoid these medications if possible. However, should you need to take these medications, restless legs can still be controlled by adding drugs that manage the condition. Making simple lifestyle changes can play an important role in alleviating symptoms of RLS. These steps may help reduce the extra activity in your legs: Take pain relievers. For very mild symptoms, taking an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) when symptoms begin may relieve the twitching and the sensations. Try baths and massages. Soaking in a warm bath and massaging your legs can relax your muscles. Apply warm or cool packs. You may find that the use of heat or cold, or alternating use of the two, lessens the sensations in your limbs. Try relaxation techniques, such as meditation or yoga. Stress can aggravate RLS. Learn to relax, especially before going to bed at night. Establish good sleep hygiene. Fatigue tends to worsen symptoms of RLS, so it's important that you implement a program of good sleep hygiene. Ideally, sleep hygiene involves having a cool, quiet and comfortable sleeping environment, going to bed at the same time every night, arising at the same time every morning, and obtaining a sufficient number of hours of sleep to feel well rested. Some people with RLS find that going to bed later and arising later in the day helps to obtain an adequate amount of sleep. Exercise. Getting moderate, regular exercise may relieve symptoms of RLS, but overdoing it at the gym or working out too late in the evening may intensify symptoms. Avoid caffeine. Sometimes cutting back on caffeine may help restless legs. It's worth trying to avoid caffeine-containing products, including chocolate and caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and soft drinks, for a few weeks to see if this helps. Cut back on alcohol and tobacco. These substances also may aggravate or trigger symptoms of RLS. Test to see whether avoiding them helps. Stay mentally alert in the evening. Boredom and drowsiness before bedtime may worsen RLS. Restless legs syndrome is generally a lifelong condition. Living with RLS involves developing coping strategies that work for you. The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation recommends these approaches: Talk about RLS. Sharing information about RLS will help your family members, friends and co-workers better understand when they see you pacing the halls, standing at the back of the theater, or walking to the water cooler many times throughout the day. Don't fight it. If you attempt to suppress the urge to move, you may find that your symptoms only get worse. Get out of bed. Find an activity that's distracting. Stop frequently when traveling. Keep a sleep diary. If you can't sit to write, dictate into a small tape recorder. Keep track of the medications and strategies that help or hinder your battle with RLS, and share this information with your doctor. Rise to new levels. You may be more comfortable if you elevate your desktop or bookstand to a height that will allow you to stand while you work or read. Stretch out your day. Begin and end your day with stretching exercises or gentle massage. Seek help. Support groups bring together family members and people with RLS. By participating in a group, your insights not only can help you but also may help someone else. Answered by Jennie Blewitt 1 year ago.

One of my best friends has had RLS for many years. She tried all of the major commercial drugs available, but experienced too many negative side effects (having witnessed this, I think all of these drugs are bad news). She finally got relief this past summer when she started taking vitamin supplements, specifically a multi-vitamin, an omega fatty acid 3/6/9 complex and an iron supplement in the morning and calcium/magnesium tablets and liquid glucosamine at night. We weren't sure which of these supplements was the one that was helping so we did some research after the fact and apparently iron and/or calcium/magnesium are well known to help RLS and are highly recommended (by everybody except drug companies of course). My friend started taking supplements because she was feeling run down - she also had bloodwork done and her doctor told her she was anemic, suggested iron supplements and gave her an exact iron dosage and did follow-up tests 3 months later. I would suggest doing the same as it turns out that you can get iron poisoning if you overdose iron (as the human body cannot flush excess iron). Anyway, it has been several months and she rarely experiences RLS symptoms now. Before we found out about the vitamins, she tried doing stretches in the am and periodically during the day and in the evening as we thought all of this might be related to blood circulation - she said stretches did help to make her feel better, but after the first week I don't think she remembered to do them most of the time. She also tried mineral ice and having her husband massage her leg and she says that really helped more than the stretches when she was having an attack. P.S. It is possible that use of zoloft is related to RLS symptoms. If you are taking zoloft, you may want to try switching to a natural anti-depressent instead like SAM-e, 5htp, St. John's Wart, ginkgo bilboa, etc. P.P.S. Important to take high dosages of omega (1,000 to 1,500) as this helps absorbtion - iron must be taken at different time than magnesium/calcium as they "block" each other from absorbing properly. Combos and times for taking vitamins listed above are best recommendations we could find after talking to some knowledgable persons and checking web. Don't expect instant relief - takes about a month to start seeing real improvement - more if you have serious deficiencies. Answered by Sarah Lerow 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: what other treatments are available for RLS besides requip? Answered by Clora Raper 1 year ago.

Acupuncture works very well. Chinese herbs that treat "Liver Wind" are what we used successfully at our acupuncture clinic. Any time you have spasms, or involuntary movement like tics, Chinese medicine classifies that as 'Internal Wind". In my clinical experience it is typically based in Liver Qi stagnation. Chinese medicine is very good at getting to the "root" of a problem rather than just addressing symptoms. Answered by Arlene Polowy 1 year ago.

I assume you are referring to restless leg? Get a foot board for your bed- sleep as far down in the bed as you can so you can " push off" from the foot board. It helped me. Answered by Lauri Menges 1 year ago.


Requip medication question?
I am currently trying to get off of my requip but people have told me it's a bad idea to try and get off right away. Are there addictions to Requip or what would happen if I went cold turkey without it? I'm on a fairly high dose right now but am hoping to stay off it as I'm becoming more active.... Asked by Kris Deck 1 year ago.

I am currently trying to get off of my requip but people have told me it's a bad idea to try and get off right away. Are there addictions to Requip or what would happen if I went cold turkey without it? I'm on a fairly high dose right now but am hoping to stay off it as I'm becoming more active. Should I ease myself off? Answered by Mercy Carsen 1 year ago.

I am assuming you are taking Requip for the treatment of RLS. If so, a fairly large percentage of people taking the medicine (15-25%) have noticed that when they stop taking the medication the symptoms of RLS return and are sometimes worse than before. Unfortunately you cannot cure RLS, so you run the risk of the symptoms returning if you discontinue use of the medication. Answered by Angelyn Mermis 1 year ago.

No, I have no longer taken Requip for Fibro. I used to be identified with Fibromyalgia approximately two years in the past. I am in a medical research for Fibro. The drug is referred to as Milnacipran and it's serving to me. You would wish to check out finding a medical research delivering this drug close you. Answered by Sachiko Akbari 1 year ago.

Important to contack your doctor first.. your health is important.. only your doctor can help you...... Answered by Rufina Rydin 1 year ago.


How much does Requip cost without insurance?
Is there a generic form available? Asked by Armida Deloy 1 year ago.

Ropinirole (marketed as Requip®) is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, and is also the only medication in the United States with an FDA-approved indication for the treatment of restless legs syndrome. You should be able to purchase Requip at your local drug dealer. The price would be quite high with it being new and all. Answered by Talisha Auston 1 year ago.


Does Lunesta Interact with Requip?
I am currently taking lunesta 2mg and I'd like to know if I can take requip while taking lunesta. Please list the site(s) you find your info. Thanks... Asked by Deja Kops 1 year ago.

There are advisory precautions if you are taking sleep agents and plan to take Requip. The advantage of Requip seems to be that there are three different levels of it with varying dosages and ingredients, depending on what you're taking it for. They are not age or weight related, so tell your doctor which sleep agents you are taking and he/she can prescribe the right one. The entire Drug interation information is here, but they do not list the commercial names of drugs, only ingredients. Answered by Maureen Falconio 1 year ago.

What are the generic names of said drugs? Due to the fact that different manufacturers use different names for the same chemical compound you can be certain that some doctors wont know the drug unless its common. Answered by Josefine Shumay 1 year ago.

you can just call the pharmacy that you get your rx's from. they are always willing to help. seriously...i've done it before. that's what they make the big bucks for! Answered by Jackeline Seevers 1 year ago.


Is there a generic Requip, the RLS medicine?
Asked by Sophia Habif 1 year ago.

No. Requip (ropinirole hydrochloride) is used for both Parkinson's disease as well as restless leg syndrome. Drugs are covered by patents just as other inventions. The patent life is a minimum of 17 years. Drugs are allowed an extention of the patent to offset the years a drug has to be tested before marketing approval. Generally the most common extension is up to 7 more years. However, drug companies also patent processes involved in manufacturing a product and they can be granted other patents which can further extend a patent. This process is called "evergreening" a patent. Since Requip was recently brought onto the market, its patent has many years remaining before a generic version can be marketed. I hope this helps. Rick the Pharmacist Edit: Regarding the next answer, all drugs are given a nonproprietary name, commonly called a generic name. But that does not mean it's available as a generic. Requip's generic name is ropinirole hydrochloride, but it is not available as a generic medication for the reasons listed above. The Wikipedia link has much more info about generic drugs and patent life. Answered by Shawna Brociner 1 year ago.

GENERIC NAME: ROPINIROLE - ORAL (row-PIN-uh-roll) BRAND NAME(S): Requip As you can see, there is a Generic brand of Requip. God Bless You :) Answered by Ruben Montrose 1 year ago.


Mirapex or Requip dosage for depression?
My doctor and I are trying to figure out what is the best dose of either Mirapex or Requip to use for depression. On the web there are a few posts but most are a huge range of doses. I would like to hear from anyone who used these meds for depression and succeeded or a doctor who knows what doses to use. Again,... Asked by Domonique Marsh 1 year ago.

My doctor and I are trying to figure out what is the best dose of either Mirapex or Requip to use for depression. On the web there are a few posts but most are a huge range of doses. I would like to hear from anyone who used these meds for depression and succeeded or a doctor who knows what doses to use. Again, I am taking this to my doctor for review before any action is taken. Thanks! Answered by Jacelyn Lavani 1 year ago.

Mirapex Dosage Answered by Ginette Mayden 1 year ago.

Mirapex Depression Answered by Graham Paravati 1 year ago.

One of my first-class peers has had RLS for decades. She attempted all the principal business medicinal drugs to be had, however skilled too many terrible part results (having witnessed this, I suppose all of those medicinal drugs are unhealthy information). She eventually acquired alleviation this beyond summer time while she began taking diet dietary supplements, principally a multi-diet, an omega fatty acid three/6/nine intricate and an iron complement within the morning and calcium/magnesium drugs and liquid glucosamine at night time. We were not certain which of those dietary supplements was once the person who was once serving to so we did a few study after the reality and it sounds as if iron and/or calcium/magnesium are good recognized to aid RLS and are totally encouraged (through all people besides drug organizations of direction). My pal began taking dietary supplements when you consider that she was once feeling run down - she additionally had bloodwork performed and her healthcare professional informed her she was once anemic, prompt iron dietary supplements and gave her an designated iron dosage and did comply with-up exams three months later. I could recommend doing the equal because it seems that you'll get iron poisoning when you overdose iron (because the human frame can not flush extra iron). Anyway, it's been a couple of months and she or he not often reviews RLS signs now. Before we discovered approximately the nutrients, she attempted doing stretches within the am and periodically for the period of the day and within the night as we inspiration all of this possibly regarding blood flow - she stated stretches did aid to make her think larger, however after the primary week I do not suppose she remembered to do them generally. She additionally attempted mineral ice and having her husband therapeutic massage her leg and she or he says that relatively helped greater than the stretches while she was once having an assault. P.S. It is viable that use of zoloft is regarding RLS signs. If you're taking zoloft, you may also desire to take a look at switching to a typical anti-depressent as an alternative like SAM-e, 5htp, St. John's Wart, ginkgo bilboa, and so forth. P.P.S. Important to take prime dosages of omega (a million,000 to a million,500) as this is helping absorbtion - iron have got to be taken at distinctive time than magnesium/calcium as they "block" every different from soaking up correctly. Combos and occasions for taking nutrients indexed above are first-class suggestions we might discover after speaking to a few knowledgable folks and checking internet. Don't anticipate immediate alleviation - takes approximately a month to begin seeing truly benefit - extra in case you have critical deficiencies. Answered by Hermina Greggory 1 year ago.


What class of treatment is Requip (Ropinirole)?
What class of treatment is Requip (Ropinirole)? How much does Requip (Ropinirole) cost? What conditions or indications might Requip (Ropinirole) treat? What are the possible side effects of Requip (Ropinirole)? Asked by Veola Singleton 1 year ago.

How does it work? Requip tablets and Requip XL prolonged-release tablets both contain the active ingredient ropinirole, which is a type of medicine called a dopamine agonist. Ropinirole works by mimicking the activity of a substance in the brain called dopamine. (NB. Ropinirole is also available without a brand name, ie as the generic medicine.) Dopamine is a substance known as a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are found in the brain and nervous system and are involved in transmitting messages between nerves. These messages allow the normal functioning of the body. The neurotransmitter dopamine is known to be reduced or absent in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease, and this is thought to be the cause of the disease symptoms. Dopamine normally transmits messages by stimulating specific receptor sites in the brain. Ropinirole works by stimulating these same receptor sites. This produces the same effects as dopamine, and acts as a dopamine substitute. In this way ropinirole helps to restore the dopamine activity in the brain, which helps reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Ropinirole can be used by itself or in conjunction with levodopa to treat Parkinson's disease, and is particularly useful in people for whom levodopa alone is no longer providing adequate control of symptoms. Requip tablets are standard-release tablets that are usually taken three times a day. Requip XL tablets are prolonged-release tablets that are designed to have a prolonged effect from one daily dose. The tablets release the ropinirole slowly and continuously over several hours to help provide steady blood levels of the medicine throughout the day. These tablets should be taken once a day, at a similar time each day. They must be swallowed whole and not broken, crushed or chewed, as this would damage the prolonged-release action. Ropinirole can cause a drop in blood pressure when you first start treatment, and this may cause dizziness or fainting. To minimise the chance of this and other side effects, the dose of ropinirole is increased slowly when treatment is started. Follow the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist. Answered by Cruz Polee 1 year ago.

how long does 025 ropinirole stay in system Answered by Sheba Wofford 1 year ago.


Has anyone ever tried requip or mirapex?
because i'm might be getting prescribed some soon and i'm interested in what it feels like... does it make you feel drowsy, or euphoric, or hungry, or how exactly does it feel? are there any psychoactive effects at all? Asked by Stefani Leisenring 1 year ago.

Requip/mirapex is for restless leg syndrome. There is a whole slue of side effects ranging from sleepless nights to hallucinations. i suggest take in extreme moderation, always before bed, never during the day or while operating machinery, play it safe and you will be fine! Answered by Zaida Neumiller 1 year ago.


If you're on Requip (Ropinirole HCL) do you have...?
side effects? I have to get ready for work & don't have time now to research, but figured I'd ask here...I've been on this drug for about 5-6 months now. I've noticed I have a HORRIBLE rash on my torso & lower abdomen, and as far as I can figure, it could be possibly caused by this drug. I was... Asked by Samira Fulham 1 year ago.

side effects? I have to get ready for work & don't have time now to research, but figured I'd ask here... I've been on this drug for about 5-6 months now. I've noticed I have a HORRIBLE rash on my torso & lower abdomen, and as far as I can figure, it could be possibly caused by this drug. I was on Lamictal & thought it was that drug causing this horrible rash, but my psychiatrist took me off it almost 2 weeks ago, and it's STILL as bad as ever. If the Lamictal caused the rash, it should have cleared up by now. I also get the yawns, and when I take this drug, I have to take it RIGHT before bed, because I get soooo sick to my stomach & I also feel like my throat is closing up. I'm going to call my dr when her office opens, and tell her I want to stop taking this horrible drug. It's doing NOTHING for my RLS, and it SEEMS to be making it WORSE, if that's possible. My poor husband hasn't slept in MONTHS! He's pretty much taken up residence on the couch in the living room. I need to know if anyone else has gotten a horrible rash from this drug and if they feel like their throat is closing, or if they feel like something is stuck in their throat after taking this. Thanks! Answered by Kenyetta Alizadeh 1 year ago.

I've been on requip for over a year now and it works wonders or me, and no... I've never gotten a rash. Yes, I have experienced nausea, but that is why I take my .75 milligrams at dinner time...you must take requip with food, not on an empty stomach. And never take it just before you go to bed... you should be taking it earlier in the evening so it has time to kick in. If it is not working for you, it's possible the dosage is not enough for you...I had to experiment to find that .75 is just right for me. It usually starts off at .25 milligram tablets. If you are experiencing a rash, then you are more than likely having an allergic reaction to it. You should really contact your Doctor. Answered by Susana Eismann 1 year ago.

I take repairing all for Parkinson s disease. I have Slowly worked up to 24 mg per day of the extended-release preparation. This actually smooth my termers out very nicely. A year or so ago I wore myself out and ended up in a nursing home for a couple of weeks just to get my strength back. The pharmacy that the nursing home used didn t have the extended release preparation and so I was getting the immediate release . Unfortunately instead of dosing it three times a day they were giving it to me all at once. About six hours later I felt horrible. Nausea and just a general feeling of not being well. I didn t figure this out until after I d come home and got on my own meds I started feeling a little bit more like myself. I certainly didn t feel high with it. That s my experience with ropinirole it may be different for people who don t take it on a regular basis. I certainly wouldn t take it to feel high based on my experience with the short acting immediate release preparation. Answered by Latasha Kenworthy 1 year ago.


What other treatments are available for RLS besides requip?
Asked by Brandi Orillion 1 year ago.

Sometimes, treating an underlying condition such as iron deficiency or peripheral neuropathy greatly relieves symptoms of RLS. Correcting the iron deficiency may involve taking iron supplements. However, take iron supplements only under medical supervision and after your doctor has checked your blood iron level. If you have restless legs syndrome without any associated condition, treatment focuses on lifestyle changes and medications. Several prescription medications, most of which were developed to treat other diseases, are available to reduce the restlessness in your legs. These include: Medications for Parkinson's disease. These medications reduce the amount of motion in your legs by affecting the level of the chemical messenger dopamine in your brain. They include pramipexole (Mirapex), ropinirole (Requip) and a combination of carbidopa and levodopa (Sinemet). However, people with RLS are at no greater risk of developing Parkinson's disease than are those without RLS. Opioids. Narcotic medications can relieve mild to severe symptoms, but they may be addicting if used in too high doses. Some examples include codeine, the combination medicine oxycodone and acetaminophen (Percocet, Roxicet), and the combination medicine hydrocodone and acetaminophen (Vicodin, Duocet). Muscle relaxants and sleep medications. This class of medications, known as benzodiazepines, helps you sleep better at night. But these medications don't eliminate the leg sensations, and they may cause daytime drowsiness. Commonly used sedatives for RLS include clonazepam (Klonopin), eszopiclone (Lunesta), ramelteon (Rozerem), temazepam (Restoril, Razapam), zaleplon (Sonata) and zolpidem (Ambien). Medications for epilepsy. Certain epilepsy medications, such as gabapentin (Neurontin), may work well for some people with RLS. It may take several trials for you and your doctor to find the right medication and dosage for you. A combination of medications may work best. One caveat with drugs to treat RLS is that sometimes a medication that has worked for you for a while to relieve symptoms becomes ineffective. Or you notice your symptoms returning earlier in the day. For example, if you have been taking your medication at 8 p.m., your symptoms of RLS may start occurring at 6 p.m. This is called augmentation. Your doctor may substitute another medication to combat the problem. Most of the drugs prescribed to treat RLS aren't recommended for pregnant women. Instead, your doctor may recommend self-care techniques to relieve symptoms. However, if the sensations are particularly bothersome during your last trimester, your doctor may OK the use of pain relievers. Some medications may worsen symptoms of RLS. These include antinausea drugs, calcium channel blockers (which are used to treat heart conditions) and most antidepressants. Your doctor may recommend that you avoid these medications if possible. However, should you need to take these medications, restless legs can still be controlled by adding drugs that manage the condition. Making simple lifestyle changes can play an important role in alleviating symptoms of RLS. These steps may help reduce the extra activity in your legs: Take pain relievers. For very mild symptoms, taking an over-the-counter pain reliever such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) when symptoms begin may relieve the twitching and the sensations. Try baths and massages. Soaking in a warm bath and massaging your legs can relax your muscles. Apply warm or cool packs. You may find that the use of heat or cold, or alternating use of the two, lessens the sensations in your limbs. Try relaxation techniques, such as meditation or yoga. Stress can aggravate RLS. Learn to relax, especially before going to bed at night. Establish good sleep hygiene. Fatigue tends to worsen symptoms of RLS, so it's important that you implement a program of good sleep hygiene. Ideally, sleep hygiene involves having a cool, quiet and comfortable sleeping environment, going to bed at the same time every night, arising at the same time every morning, and obtaining a sufficient number of hours of sleep to feel well rested. Some people with RLS find that going to bed later and arising later in the day helps to obtain an adequate amount of sleep. Exercise. Getting moderate, regular exercise may relieve symptoms of RLS, but overdoing it at the gym or working out too late in the evening may intensify symptoms. Avoid caffeine. Sometimes cutting back on caffeine may help restless legs. It's worth trying to avoid caffeine-containing products, including chocolate and caffeinated beverages such as coffee, tea and soft drinks, for a few weeks to see if this helps. Cut back on alcohol and tobacco. These substances also may aggravate or trigger symptoms of RLS. Test to see whether avoiding them helps. Stay mentally alert in the evening. Boredom and drowsiness before bedtime may worsen RLS. Restless legs syndrome is generally a lifelong condition. Living with RLS involves developing coping strategies that work for you. The Restless Legs Syndrome Foundation recommends these approaches: Talk about RLS. Sharing information about RLS will help your family members, friends and co-workers better understand when they see you pacing the halls, standing at the back of the theater, or walking to the water cooler many times throughout the day. Don't fight it. If you attempt to suppress the urge to move, you may find that your symptoms only get worse. Get out of bed. Find an activity that's distracting. Stop frequently when traveling. Keep a sleep diary. If you can't sit to write, dictate into a small tape recorder. Keep track of the medications and strategies that help or hinder your battle with RLS, and share this information with your doctor. Rise to new levels. You may be more comfortable if you elevate your desktop or bookstand to a height that will allow you to stand while you work or read. Stretch out your day. Begin and end your day with stretching exercises or gentle massage. Seek help. Support groups bring together family members and people with RLS. By participating in a group, your insights not only can help you but also may help someone else. Answered by Long Eltzroth 1 year ago.

One of my best friends has had RLS for many years. She tried all of the major commercial drugs available, but experienced too many negative side effects (having witnessed this, I think all of these drugs are bad news). She finally got relief this past summer when she started taking vitamin supplements, specifically a multi-vitamin, an omega fatty acid 3/6/9 complex and an iron supplement in the morning and calcium/magnesium tablets and liquid glucosamine at night. We weren't sure which of these supplements was the one that was helping so we did some research after the fact and apparently iron and/or calcium/magnesium are well known to help RLS and are highly recommended (by everybody except drug companies of course). My friend started taking supplements because she was feeling run down - she also had bloodwork done and her doctor told her she was anemic, suggested iron supplements and gave her an exact iron dosage and did follow-up tests 3 months later. I would suggest doing the same as it turns out that you can get iron poisoning if you overdose iron (as the human body cannot flush excess iron). Anyway, it has been several months and she rarely experiences RLS symptoms now. Before we found out about the vitamins, she tried doing stretches in the am and periodically during the day and in the evening as we thought all of this might be related to blood circulation - she said stretches did help to make her feel better, but after the first week I don't think she remembered to do them most of the time. She also tried mineral ice and having her husband massage her leg and she says that really helped more than the stretches when she was having an attack. P.S. It is possible that use of zoloft is related to RLS symptoms. If you are taking zoloft, you may want to try switching to a natural anti-depressent instead like SAM-e, 5htp, St. John's Wart, ginkgo bilboa, etc. P.P.S. Important to take high dosages of omega (1,000 to 1,500) as this helps absorbtion - iron must be taken at different time than magnesium/calcium as they "block" each other from absorbing properly. Combos and times for taking vitamins listed above are best recommendations we could find after talking to some knowledgable persons and checking web. Don't expect instant relief - takes about a month to start seeing real improvement - more if you have serious deficiencies. Answered by Jon Ehrich 1 year ago.

This Site Might Help You. RE: what other treatments are available for RLS besides requip? Answered by Vannessa Cantoral 1 year ago.

Acupuncture works very well. Chinese herbs that treat "Liver Wind" are what we used successfully at our acupuncture clinic. Any time you have spasms, or involuntary movement like tics, Chinese medicine classifies that as 'Internal Wind". In my clinical experience it is typically based in Liver Qi stagnation. Chinese medicine is very good at getting to the "root" of a problem rather than just addressing symptoms. Answered by Roselle Nicolosi 1 year ago.

I assume you are referring to restless leg? Get a foot board for your bed- sleep as far down in the bed as you can so you can " push off" from the foot board. It helped me. Answered by Chu Emerson 1 year ago.


Requip medication question?
I am currently trying to get off of my requip but people have told me it's a bad idea to try and get off right away. Are there addictions to Requip or what would happen if I went cold turkey without it? I'm on a fairly high dose right now but am hoping to stay off it as I'm becoming more active.... Asked by Margarita Adcock 1 year ago.

I am currently trying to get off of my requip but people have told me it's a bad idea to try and get off right away. Are there addictions to Requip or what would happen if I went cold turkey without it? I'm on a fairly high dose right now but am hoping to stay off it as I'm becoming more active. Should I ease myself off? Answered by Nellie Cobetto 1 year ago.

I am assuming you are taking Requip for the treatment of RLS. If so, a fairly large percentage of people taking the medicine (15-25%) have noticed that when they stop taking the medication the symptoms of RLS return and are sometimes worse than before. Unfortunately you cannot cure RLS, so you run the risk of the symptoms returning if you discontinue use of the medication. Answered by Melynda Beachell 1 year ago.

No, I have no longer taken Requip for Fibro. I used to be identified with Fibromyalgia approximately two years in the past. I am in a medical research for Fibro. The drug is referred to as Milnacipran and it's serving to me. You would wish to check out finding a medical research delivering this drug close you. Answered by Cristy Menlove 1 year ago.

Important to contack your doctor first.. your health is important.. only your doctor can help you...... Answered by Jarod Hust 1 year ago.


How much does Requip cost without insurance?
Is there a generic form available? Asked by Gale Hughs 1 year ago.

Ropinirole (marketed as Requip®) is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline. It is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, and is also the only medication in the United States with an FDA-approved indication for the treatment of restless legs syndrome. You should be able to purchase Requip at your local drug dealer. The price would be quite high with it being new and all. Answered by Mazie Kisicki 1 year ago.


Does Lunesta Interact with Requip?
I am currently taking lunesta 2mg and I'd like to know if I can take requip while taking lunesta. Please list the site(s) you find your info. Thanks... Asked by Allyson Daws 1 year ago.

There are advisory precautions if you are taking sleep agents and plan to take Requip. The advantage of Requip seems to be that there are three different levels of it with varying dosages and ingredients, depending on what you're taking it for. They are not age or weight related, so tell your doctor which sleep agents you are taking and he/she can prescribe the right one. The entire Drug interation information is here, but they do not list the commercial names of drugs, only ingredients. Answered by Krysten Desilvio 1 year ago.

What are the generic names of said drugs? Due to the fact that different manufacturers use different names for the same chemical compound you can be certain that some doctors wont know the drug unless its common. Answered by Margart Hennington 1 year ago.

you can just call the pharmacy that you get your rx's from. they are always willing to help. seriously...i've done it before. that's what they make the big bucks for! Answered by Alana Labreque 1 year ago.


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