What is ropinirole ER used for?
Ropinirole is used alone or with other medications to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease (PD; a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with movement, muscle control, and balance), including shaking of parts of the body, stiffness, slowed movements, and problems with balance.
Can I take 6mg of ropinirole?
Adults—At first, 0.25 milligrams (mg) once a day, 1 to 3 hours before bedtime. Your doctor will adjust your dose as needed and tolerated. However, the dose is usually not more than 4 mg per day. Children—Use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Is ropinirole a sleeping pill?
Ropinirole is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS). It may improve your sleep by decreasing the urge to move your legs and decreasing uncomfortable/unpleasant feelings in the legs. This medication works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (dopamine) in the brain.
How long does it take for ropinirole to kick in?
You may notice an improvement after taking your first dose. However, it can take up to 1 week for ropinirole to have its full effect. Talk to your specialist if your symptoms do not improve after taking ropinirole for 2 to 3 weeks.
What are the most common side effects of ropinirole?
- seeing, hearing, or feeling things that are not there (hallucinations)
- sleepiness or unusual drowsiness.
- swelling of the legs.
- twisting, twitching, or other unusual body movements.
- unusual tiredness or weakness.
Is ropinirole a muscle relaxer?
Requip (ropinirole) is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist used to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, such as stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, and poor muscle control. Requip is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS). Requip is available in generic form.