Requip contains the generic ingredient ropinirole, which belongs to the class of drugs called dopamine agonists. Requip is used to reduce symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
Doctors prescribe Requip to treat the signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Requip may be prescribed alone or in combination with another medication called levodopa.
Unlike levodopa which is converted in the brain to dopamine, Requip works by mimicking the actions of dopamine to improve the patient’s movement and mood.
Follow the doctor's instructions about how and when you should take your tablets. Your doctor will decide how many tablets you need to take each day. Your initial starting dose will be slowly increased each week. You can take Requip with or without food. You will usually be told to take Requip orally three times a day. Do not chew the tablets.
These may not be all the side effects of Requip 1mg.
Requip is not recommended for children under 18 years of age. If you have an allergy to ropinirole or any of the non-medicinal ingredients, do not take Requip.
Discuss your medical history with your doctor, especially if you have any heart, liver or kidney conditions. Sudden sleepiness may occur with Requip so you should not operate machinery as you may put yourself and others at risk. You should have periodic skin examinations while taking this medication to check for melanoma.
Store at room temperature, away from light and humidity. Keep tightly closed and away from the reach of children.
Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder, which results in the worsening of motor control because of a loss of dopamine-producing brain cells. Normally, dopamine acts as a chemical messenger between two brain areas (the substantia nigra and the corpus striatum) to produce smooth, controlled movements. In PD patients, the amount of dopamine decreases and movement becomes impaired. Symptoms may include bradykinesia or slowed movement, stiff muscles, loss of automatic movements like smiling or swinging your arms when you walk, difficulty writing and tremor. Typically, patients are diagnosed after the age of 60 years, but can lead long productive lives with proper treatment. It is not clearly understood why the dopamine-producing brain cells begin to deteriorate. Also, abnormal clumps called Lewy bodies, which contain the protein alpha-synuclein, are found in many brain cells of PD patients, but their role in the disease is not clearly known. In general, experts feel that dopamine loss is due to a combination of genetic and environmental factors.
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