Requip (Oral)

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side effects of requip tablets

Could u please tell me if the side effects from the tablets can cause slowing down of the body. I have just changed my medication after 10 years. How long does it take for the tablets to work, I have been on them now for 4 weeks. Thank you.
by Helen Morriss in england, 10/05/2007

color of requip.

My mother has been on a prescrition of Requip for about two weeks now for resless leg syndrome.  She told me that the pills had been yellow until today and then it was green.  Are the two colors by chance?   Thanks, Dewayne Brewer  ...
by Dewayne Brewer in Atlanta, GA, 07/20/2007

colors of tablets

What colors are used for each of the different strengths of Requip?
by B DeRouen in Welsh, LA, 12/07/2006

Can Requip actually increase tremors?

 I was diagnosed with RLS about one year ago and was prescribed Requip. At first I was just taking .5mg as needed, because my symptoms were worse around my monthly menstrual cycle. About two months ago my symptoms became more frequently and I sta...
by Michelle Masoner in Raytown, MO, 11/27/2006

What will happen if Requip is chewed or crushed?

by Stephanie in Altoona, Pennsylvania, 10/19/2006

Requip (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Requip (Oral)

Requip (Oral) Medication Classification


Requip (Oral) Brandname


Requip (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Ropinirole (roe-PIN-i-role) Treats symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as tremors, stiffness, and slow movement.

When To Not Use Requip (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to ropinirole.

How Should You Use Requip (Oral)


  • Your doctor will tell you how much medicine to use and how often.
  • You may take the tablets with or without food. If the medicine upsets your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Use the missed dose as soon as possible, unless it is almost time for your next dose.
  • Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next regular dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper Requip (Oral) Storage

Store Requip (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Requip (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Requip (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using other medicine that could make you sleepy such as sleeping pills, tranquilizers, some cold and allergy medicines, narcotic pain killers, or muscle relaxants. Tell your doctor if you drink alcohol. You may get too drowsy or sedated if you drink alcohol or use medicines that cause drowsiness with ropinirole.
  • Tell your doctor if you are using omeprazole, ciprofloxacin, norfloxacin, mexiletine, or fluvoxamine or if you smoke tobacco. Tell your doctor if you start or stop using estrogens or birth control pills while being treated with this medicine.

Requip (Oral) Warnings

  • Ropinirole may make you dizzy or sleepy, especially when you first start using the medicine or if your dose is increased. Avoid driving or using machinery until you know how the medicine will affect you.
  • Dizziness may be worse if you get up too fast after sitting or lying down. Getting up slowly from a sitting or lying position may help.
  • Check with your doctor before using this medicine if you have heart, liver, or kidney disease.
  • Talk to your doctor before using this medicine if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • This medicine may cause hallucinations (seeing or hearing something that does not exist). Older adults using this medicine are more likely to have hallucinations. If you have questions or concerns about this, talk with your doctor.
  • Do not suddenly stop using ropinirole unless you have first talked with your doctor. To prevent side effects, you may need to use smaller and smaller doses before completely stopping the medicine.

Requip (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Increased loss of muscle control
  • Fainting
  • Very slow heartbeat (about 50 heartbeats a minute or less)
  • Feeling short of breath, swelling in your feet or lower legs
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Feeling dizzy, sleepy, or tired
  • Hallucinations, confusion
  • Nausea, indigestion, vomiting
  • Increased sweating
  • Changes in vision
  • Headache

Requip (Oral) Ratings

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Requip (Oral)

Effectiveness: *

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *


Eric, ny,ny - 02/14/2008

I took Requip Oral for the first time and within minutes of taking it, I began to have trouble breathing. The hospital administered a shot, to counter-act the medication.

Requip (Oral)

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****


brianna, rochester,ny - 03/26/2008

Since I began taking Requip Oral before bedtime, I no longer lose any sleep due to my restless leg syndrome.