Requip, your remedy for Parkinson’s disease and Restless leg syndrome
Brand name: Requip
Generic name: Ropinirole
Requip is not approved for use by persons under 18years of age.
You cannot take immediate release and extended release Requip at the same time.
Stick to your doctor’s prescription. Do not under dose, overdose, or take Requip longer than the prescribed period.
The doses for RLS and Parkinson’s disease vary. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for the right dose for your disease.
Requip can be taken with or without food.
Swallow the whole tablet and do not try to break, chew, or crush the tablet before swallowing.
The usual initial dose for Parkinson’s disease is 0.25mg of the immediate release tablet 3 times daily. This can be altered accordingly after a few days by your doctor or pharmacist.
For RLS, the usual initial dose is 0.25mg of immediate release tablet once a day for the first two days. The following days, the dose will be altered accordingly by your doctor or pharmacist.
Do not stop using Requip immediately since this will cause you unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
Seek medical advice from your doctor if you notice traces of Requip in your stool. This means that your body is not absorbing the whole medicine as it should.
Requip causes strong sexual urges. You should inform your doctor of this or any urges that you experience while on Requip.
Requip may cause sudden daytime sleep and patients are advised not to engage in activities that require their full mental attention.
Patients with Parkinson’s disease are at a higher risk to develop skin cancer. You should consult your doctor on potential risks you may face as a result of using Requip for your disease.
Requip Side Effects
The most common side effects include:
- Increased sweating
- Swelling of the legs and feet
- Sudden muscle movement
- Flu like reactions
- Drowsiness, dizziness
- Stomach upset, nausea or vomiting
The following side effects are not common but you should contact your doctor immediately if you experience them:
- Allergic reactions such as hives, swelling on part of face or difficulty breathing
- Unusual changes in mood or behavior
- Uncontrollable muscle movement such as tremors, twitching
- No signs of improvement in your condition; your conditioning seems to be getting worse
- Hallucinations, or extreme drowsiness
- Feeling light headed like you are about to pass out
You can buy Requip online or in your local drug stores following your doctor’s or pharmacist prescription.
It is available in white 0.25 mg, yellow 0.5mg, green 1mg tablets, 2,3,4 ,5 6, and 8mg. However, most online pharmacies do not sell 3 mg and 6 mg tablets.
The prices range depending on where you buy from. However, the usual price is as below:
0.25mg, price per pill ranges between $0.22 and $0.76
0.5mg, price per pill ranges between $0.27 and $0.86
1mg, price per pill ranges between $0.34 and $0.85
2mg, price per pill ranges between$0.39 and$1.51
4mg, price per pill ranges between$0.65 and$2.36
5mg, price per pill ranges between$0.65 and$2.87
8mg, price per pill ranges between $0.77 and$3.50
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do in case I miss a dose?
You can take your dose immediately you remember, however, if the time to your next dose is short, you are advised to skip the missed dose and take it at the next scheduled time.
Is an overdose harmful to my heath?
An overdose of Requip is poisonous to your health and you should seek medical attention immediately it happens.
What safety measures should I take while using Requip?
Requip causes dizziness; avoid getting up quickly, driving or operating machinery after taking Requip.
Reviews from Customers
My Miracle Drug
I am 44 and started taking Requip 1 mg since 4/06/2016 and it has been absolutely wonderful. My quality of life was so poor prior to this and couldn’t catcheven 2 hours of sleep a night. I call it my miracle drug. I haven't had any side effects. The Doctor put me on it because I have a sleep study coming up and the last time I went to the sleep study, I didn't sleep. I was surprised that it worked for me the first night I took it.
Abdi M, UAE
Definitely Works for Me
I have been taking this for years and it definitely works for me although it makes me very drowsy when I take two 1 mg at a time.
Bruce W, Melbourne