Requip XL

USER REVIEWS

Comment from: 55-64 Female 10 years or more Patient Published: June 10

I have extream restless legs syndrome

Comment from: BTM 45-54 Male 5 to less than 10 years Patient Published: October 09

I Have RSL. It works for me but it takes a while to kick in. I have to take it early in the evening. But If I take Requip to early it doesn't last all night

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Comment from: Ty 65-74 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: March 12

It's been a blessing. My question is, could Ropinirole Er possibly cause a tendency to suddenly urinate while asleep? This has occurred several times and needless to say, I'm upset about it. Any possibility of cause/effect?

Comment from: 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: October 22

It's like a miracle cure, made life more comfortable

Comment from: 25-34 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 24

This medication has helped with my restless leg syndrome,but it has made me loose all sexual desires. Which has problems in my marriage.

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Comment from: 65-74 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 10

I use requipxl in conjuntion with other medication to help me function.

Comment from: cindy 45-54 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: August 18

This drug made me a crazy person! I couldn't sleep, I had 10 projects going on at the same time, not finishing any. I was compulsive about everything, well except sex, I think that's just wishful thinking on a man's part. It took my doc over a year to figure out what was wrong. I would NOT recommend this drug to anyone!!! Danger Will Robinson!!

Comment from: 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Caregiver Published: August 01

The withdrawal from this drug has been gradual and frightening. I have had nausea, diarrhea, headaches, confusion, abdominal pain. Be extremely careful withdrawing from this drug

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Comment from: antlergirl 55-64 Female 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: July 06

The medicine works great. I had many reactions with this medication. Confussion,dizzness,headach,muscle spasms,I stopped taking a whole. I only take half every other night.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female 6 months to less than 1 year Patient Published: June 19

Feeling of nausea almost all the time, tremors worse in leg and hands

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Comment from: xrmygal 75 or over Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: May 25

I take this drug 2 times daily with great benefit. I caution users to not accept Ropinirole as a replacement, generic, drug. My pharmacy did change on the direction of my Rx Plan and all benefits slowly seeped away and I experienced side effects serious enough to require hospitalization. The neurologist is adamant that Requip XL has no generic replacement; it is a slow releasing action drug so symptoms are kept at a somewhat normal level. Ropinirole is a 1 time release giving the body the full dose at once, like a jolt, and if conditions are in place, the side effects are intolerable is some patients

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Comment from: Requip 45-54 Female less than 1 month Patient Published: March 04

Caused numbness in area of entire left stomach and blurried vision

Comment from: 55-64 Female Patient Published: January 21

Caused severe muscle spasms in neck, & severe headache, requiring many treatments, medications, medical modalities & years of treatments! I would caution everyone to try this medication only as last resort. The severe side effects after second pill made me hurt so bad that I considered suicide to relieve my misery. I met a woman who was hospitalized with symptoms after 1dose. BAD drug!

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Comment from: Female Caregiver Published: January 21

I struggled with nausea for years using requip. My doctor tried the XL time release and suddenly I got my life back. I had no nausea. My balance and tremor improved. I was able to knit again. I can not say enough how this time released medicine has improved my life.

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Comment from: Sara 55-64 Female 1 to 6 months Patient Published: January 14

I am taking 12mg of Requip XL daily. During the day I seem to function well, but this drug's effectiveness seems to fizzle by early evening. I do experience the feeling of being car sick most of the day. By 6:00 pm my RLS is very painful. The only relief I get is getting in the hot tub.

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Comment from: tc 55-64 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: November 16

I started taking RequipXL in 2008 along with Zelapar, and have maintained my life's activity and work. My dosage is 36mg/day which is necessary to continue my daily 18 holes of golf here in Florida. Side effects have been minimal, although would like to increase my dosage even higher..highly recommend RequipXL. tc

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Comment from: flavio 45-54 Male 1 to 6 months Patient Published: October 11

I used requip for RLS increasing my doasages over about 6 years. I went to Mirapex ER when I started getting it in my upper body/torso/arms. I had poor experiance/side effects so after 6 months I went to Requip XL. 3 days later I was doing well, I have been on it for 4 months. I double up on days when I can feel it comming on. I do drink with it because among other things it does let me sleep through the night. No drinking and I am awake every rem cycle for at least 30 minutes. Just being honest I am sure others are out there and would not post it here. It's what works for me.

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Comment from: Pat 55-64 Female 1 to less than 2 years Patient Published: September 28

I began taking Requip XL two years ago for painful restless leg syndrome. It has stopped the agonizing 'electrical shocks' that would go through my legs before I started taking it. It is very pricey, but my physician wrote a letter to the drug company so I get it with my copay. I have difficulty remembering to take it at bedtime. When I forget, I can immediately tell the next day as the dull ache (deep bone pain, I like to call it) returns immediately. Usually, If I forget to take it, I start feeling slight electrical discomfort which is a great reminder. It has been important to me that I take it at the same time every evening at bedtime. It has made such a change in my life. I was taking Requip several times a day prior to Requip XL and still had horrible leg pain most of the time.

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Comment from: happy jack 45-54 Male 2 to less than 5 years Patient Published: September 19

at times it takes a while to work. Best taking same time every day.

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Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

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