Requip XL Ropinirole Hydrochloride ER and/or alternatives

of Requip XL

The generic name of Requip XL is Ropinirole. It belongs to a family of drugs known as dopamine agonists. Requip XL is available in the form of an extended release tablet formulation for oral use. It is supplied in different strengths such as Requip XL 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg, 8 mg, and 12 mg. The drug is a prescription medication, which means you need to consult your doctor before you buy Requip XL online.

Indications & Dosage of Requip XL

Requip XL is indicated in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. It is not intended to cure the disease, but only treats the symptoms.

Parkinson’s disease is a neurological disorder caused by loss of neurons in part of the brain that controls movement. It gradually increases, causing increased loss of control over body movements. Dopamine, a chemical in the brain, functions as a neurotransmitter and plays an important role in controlling movements of the body. Requip XL works similarly as dopamine and helps improve control over movements.

Your doctor will give you specific instructions regarding the dosage. The dosage of Requip XL depends on several factors such as other medical conditions you are having, other medicines you are using and your response to the medication.

The starting recommended dose of Requip XL is 2mg, one time daily. Your doctor may increase the dosage after 1-2 weeks. The dosage is generally increased by 2 mg each week. The maximum recommended dose is 24mg, once daily.

Side Effects & Interactions of Requip XL

Like all other drugs, Requip XL may also cause mild to severe side effects in some patients. However, not all people who use this medication experience side effects. As a matter of fact, many people who use Requip XL do not complain about any side effects.

Less severe side effects associated with Requip XL are: headache, constipation, stomach upset or pain; weakness, dizziness, increased sweating, loss of appetite, drowsiness, flu-like symptoms, tiredness, sore throat, vomiting, light headedness, or nausea. Consult your doctor if any of these side effects become bothersome.

Severe side effects associated with Requip XL are: blurred vision, decreased coordination, traces of blood in the urine, confusion, anxiety, chest pain, hallucinations, stiffness in the joints or pain; tingling sensation on the skin, shortness of breath; persistent headache, nightmares or irregular heartbeat. This is not a complete list of side effects. Stop using the medication and consult your doctor if you experience severe side effect after taking a dose of Requip XL.

Requip XL may potentially interact with other drugs you are using and cause side effects. It may interact with drugs such as anticoagulants, Estrogen, Levodopa, Phenothiazines, Entacapone, Benzodiazepines, Quinolones, Fluvoxamine, Omeprazole,a, antidepressants or antipsychotic medications; Metoclopramide, or Thioxanthenes.

Before you buy Requip XL, inform the doctor about every drug you are using, which includes prescription drugs, over the counter medications and herbal supplements.

Warnings & Precautions of Requip XL

You should not use Requip XL if you are hypersensitive to any ingredient in it. It may not be the right drug for people with certain medical problems such as liver disease, heart problems, sleep disorder, low or high blood pressure, or mood problems.

Requip XL is listed as a category C pregnancy drug. Pregnant women, nursing mothers or women planning to get pregnant should buy Requip XL only after learning about the benefits and risks of using the drug from their doctor.

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