Ropinirole is a drug used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and restless leg syndrome (RLS). This drug is a dopamine agonist and works in certain areas of the brain to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s and RLS.
Few things have to be kept in mind when you are prescribed ropinirole dosage. Talk to your doctor if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or planning to become pregnant. Also, tell your doctor clearly if you are onto other medications prescription, herbal or supplements. If you have allergies, heart problems, blood pressure problem or any other ailment, you must honestly tell your doctor. Also, do not forget to mention if you smoke or drink.
Some medicines such as anticoagulants, entacapone, oestrogens, butyrophenones and benzodiazepines may interact with ropinirole and cause side effects. The risks can be serious, such as bleeding, hallucinations and drowsiness.
Ropinirole can be taken with or without food. Do not stop taking ropinirole unless it is advised by your physician. If you miss out on a dose, take it as soon as possible. However, do not take two doses at one time.
Possible side effects of this drug can be dizziness, fatigue, constipation, increased sweating, stomach pain, weakness, vomiting etc. Talk to your doctor if these side effects become persistent or bothersome.