Requip is a brand name of a medication that treats Parkinson's disease. The active ingredient in Requip is a generic drug called ropinirole, which mimics the action of dopamine and helps reduce symptoms like stiffness and tremor.
Doctors prescribe Requip to manage symptoms of Parkinson’s disease such as tremor, muscle rigidity and slow movement.
Normally, a substance called dopamine transmits messages in the brain by stimulating certain receptor sites. Requip works by stimulating these same receptor sites, thereby reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
The recommended starting dosage is 0.25mg taken orally three times daily. The amount you take will be increased gradually. You should swallow the tablets whole with water. Requip can be taken with or without food.
These may not be all the side effects of Requip 0.25mg.
Do not use Requip if you are allergic to it or any of the ingredients in its formulation. You should not use this medication if you are less than 18 years of age.
You should not engage in activities that require alertness such as driving because sudden sleepiness can occur while taking Requip. Let your doctor know if you have any problems with your kidneys, heart or liver.
The expiry date of this medicine is printed on the label. Do not use the medicine after this date. Keep your tablets in their original pack in a dry place away from light and moisture. They should be kept at room temperature. Close container tightly after each use. Keep out of reach of children.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative brain disorder that progresses slowly and affects movement. Normally, a neurotransmitter called dopamine is produced in the brain, which helps control movement. In patients with PD, the brain gradually stops producing dopamine and this leads to less control over one’s movements. Most people's symptoms take years to develop, and they live for years with the disease. Symptoms may include tremor or shaking at rest, which often begins in your hand or fingers, slowed movement, rigid muscles, stooped posture, speech changes and writing changes. In Stage One of PD, mild symptoms do not typically disrupt daily lives. You may notice tremor on one side of the body and there may be slight changes to your posture and walking. At the mid-stage or Stage Three, you may have loss of balance and slower movement, which may impair daily activities such as dressing and eating. Stage Five is the most advanced stage where the patient is unable to stand or walk. Although PD is often associated with motor or movement symptoms, it is important to note that there are non-motor symptoms as well such as depression, anxiety, hallucinations, delusions and cognitive changes such as problems with focused attention.
Although Parkinson’s disease cannot be cured, your doctor can prescribe effective treatments to manage your symptoms. If you have received a prescription for Requip 0.25mg, you can buy it from YouDrugstore. We are an online pharmacy based out of Canada. That means you can purchase Requip 0.25mg at the same price most Canadians pay. All we require is for you to register a free account on YouDrugstore.com and then send us your prescription. After we have received all of the necessary information, our team of qualified pharmacy technicians and physicians will review your order. You can ask your doctor to fax us your prescription directly from his or her office to make the process even easier. When you buy from YouDrugstore, we will ship your order directly to your home for a low cost in shipping. We even offer free shipping on all orders over $100. Requip 0.25mg is a typical starting dose, which is usually gradually increased. You can order this strength as well as additional prescriptions from YouDrugstore.