"June 14, 2011 -- The FDA has issued an alert about medication errors involving patients who were mistakenly given the antipsychotic risperidone, (brand name Risperdal) instead of ropinirole (Requip), which is used to treat Parkinson's disease and"...
Requip Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is ropinirole (Requip)?
- What are the possible side effects of ropinirole (Requip)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ropinirole (Requip)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ropinirole (Requip)?
- How should I take ropinirole (Requip)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Requip)?
- What happens if I overdose (Requip)?
- What should I avoid while taking ropinirole (Requip)?
- What other drugs will affect ropinirole (Requip)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Requip)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Requip)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
Overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, weakness, fainting, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, muscle twitching, tingly feeling, and chest pain.
What should I avoid while taking ropinirole (Requip)?
Ropinirole can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid smoking, which can make ropinirole less effective.
Avoid drinking alcohol. It can increase some of the side effects of ropinirole.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect ropinirole (Requip)?
Cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by ropinirole. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these other medicines, or any other Parkinson's medications..
Before taking ropinirole, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- ciprofloxacin (Cipro);
- fluvoxamine (Luvox);
- metoclopramide (Reglan);
- omeprazole (Prilosec);
- a medication used to treat nausea and vomiting or mental illness, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), thioridazine (Mellaril), promazine (Sparine), trifluoperazine (Stelazine), thiothixene (Navane), or haloperidol (Haldol); or
- an estrogen such as Premarin, Prempro, Estratest, Ogen, Estraderm, Climara, Vivelle, estradiol, and others.
This list is not complete and there may be other drugs that can interact with ropinirole. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about ropinirole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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