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Requip

Requip

ROPINIROLE (roe-PIN-I-role)

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30 Tablets Requip 0.25mg $0.77 $22.99
90 Tablets Requip 0.25mg $0.77 $68.99

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Requip in a nutshell :

Requip is a highly popular brand for the treatment of  symptoms of Parkinson's disease (stiffness, tremors, poor muscle control and spasm). The drug is widely used for the treatment of  restless legs syndrome (RLS) as well. The drug is either used alone or with other drugs for the treatment of these symptoms. It is employed for the effective control  over  shakiness or movement problems. It has been also found effective in  decreasing the number of episodes of "on-off syndrome". Requip contains Ropinirole as its key therapeutic ingredient.

How Requip works inside body?

Ropinirole belongs to the  non ergot dopamine agonist class of drugs. The precise mode of action of Ropinirole is not properly understood but it is believed that the beneficial effects are correlated to the ability of the drug to stimulate the dopamine receptors (D3 and D2)in the striatum. It influences  the striatal  neuronal firing rates by activating the dopamine receptors in the same region.

What is the dosing regimen of Requip?

Requip is available as a tablet dosing form in various strengths like 0.25, 1, 2, 5, 6 and 8mg. For the management of Parkinson’s disease the usual starting dose is 0.25 mg three times daily, the dose can be increased to 0.5mg three times daily after a week's interval. After 2ng week the dose can be increased to 0.75mg three times daily and then to 1mg three times daily. The week long gap is required.

For the management of Restless leg syndrome, the usual starting dose is 0.25 mg once daily, taken 1 to 3 hours before bedtime. If required then the dose can be increased to 0.5 mg once daily after 2 days, and to 1 mg once daily at the end of the first week of dosing.

Contraindications of Requip:

Certain medical cases that do not entertain the use of this drug are as follows

  • Abnormally high or low BP
  • Renal impairment
  • Heart disease, Heart rhythm problems
  • Narcolepsy (a sleep disorder) or  daytime sleepiness
  • Respiratory disease

 

Which are the drugs that interact with Requip?

 

Certain drugs that may reduce the efficacy or prolong the onset of this drug are

  • Acetaminophen, Codeine
  • Propoxyphene
  • Sodium Oxybate

 

Related side effects of Requip therapy:

 

The most commonly occurring side effects of this therapy are stomach pain, nausea, drowsiness, sore throat, sweating, chest tightness and fever.

 

Certain precautionary measures to be taken care of:  

 

  • Requip can make fall asleep during normal day time, you may feel alert at one point and drowsy at other. Do not drive or do possibly unsafe tasks.
  • You may feel intense sexual urges, unusual craving for gamble, or high intensity urges, consult with your doctor if ant think of such kind happens.
  • Drinking alcohol while you are on this drug can increase the side effects.
  • Do not share this drug to anyone, even if you feel that he/she has the same symptoms.

 

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