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Introduction

Expert Advice

Q. What is the use of this medicine?

This medication is for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. It can also be used to treat restless legs
syndrome.

Q. How should it be stored?

Store this medicine at controlled room temperature depending on the medicine type and manufacturer. Keep the medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children.

Q. How to use it?
This medicine is used orally with or without food, as prescribed by the doctor.

Q. What are the contraindications?

The use is contraindicated in patients with kidney and liver problems.

Q. What are its side-effects?

The side-effects include gastrointestinal upset, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, hallucinations, confusion, fatigue, fainting, hypotension, abdominal pain.

Q. What are its precautions?

This medicine should be cautiously used in patients with heart and liver problems. Should be avoided in patients with psychiatric disorders. Warn patients that this medicine can cause a sudden onset of sleep.

Q. Is it safe to use during pregnancy?

No known research is available regarding safety in pregnancy, therefore stay cautious.

Q. Is it safe to use during lactation?

This medicine is contraindicated in lactating mothers.

Primary Uses

Parkinson's disease

Indications

This medication is used as monotherapy or as an adjunct for the treatment of idiopathic (unknown cause) Parkinson’s disease. It can also be used to treat restless legs syndrome.

Side Effects

Side-effects include gastrointestinal upset, nausea, drowsiness, dizziness, hallucinations, confusion, fatigue, fainting, leg edema, sudden onset of sleep, hypotension (low blood pressure), and abdominal pain.

Warnings

Pregnancy

Insufficient evidence is available regarding safety in pregnancy, therefore caution is advised.

Lactation

 This medicine is contraindicated in lactating mothers.

Driving

Please avoid driving when taking this medicine as it may affect your ability to drive.

Alcohol

Please avoid consuming alcohol when taking this medicine.

Precautions

This medicine should be used with caution in patients with heart and liver problems. It should be avoided in patients with psychiatric disorders. Patients must be warned that this medicine can cause a sudden onset of sleep.

Contraindications

The use is contraindicated in patients with kidney and liver problems.

FAQS

What are the uses of Ropinirole?

This medication is used for treatment of Parkinson’s disease. It can help decrease symptoms such as tremors (shakiness), unsteadiness, slowed movements, stiffness, and improve the ability to move about. It can help decrease overall episodes of inability to move (on-off syndrome). It can also be used to treat Restless Legs Syndrome. It helps improve sleep by decreasing the urge to move legs and decreasing unpleasant sensation in the legs.

How to store Ropinirole?

Please store this medicine at room temperature (20-25 Celsius). Keep medicine away from excessive light, moisture, and children. Please do not flush medicines down the toilet. Please read the leaflet provided with the medicine for further storage guidance.

Will this medicine affect my memory/ learning ability?

This medicine has no such adverse effects. However, Parkinson’s disease may affect memory and make learning slightly difficult.

What are the precautions for taking Ropinirole?

• Your blood pressure may drop suddenly in the early stages of treatment with this medicine • You may fall asleep suddenly or feel drowsy after taking this medicine (reported in some patients) therefore avoid doing work requiring alertness e.g. driving after taking this medicine

Does Ropinirole have any effect on pregnancy and lactation?

This medicine should only be used during pregnancy if no safer alternate is available. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine. The effects of this medicine on lactating mothers are unknown. Consult your health care provider before use of this medicine.

Disclaimer

Dawaai's intention is to make sure that it's consumers get information that is accurate, reviewed by an expert and error-free. However, the information mentioned here should not be used as a replacement for the advice of a qualified physician. The information given here is for informational purposes only, which may not cover all possible precautions, side effects, contraindications or drug interactions. Consult your doctor and discuss your queries related to any medicine or disease.

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