Requip

Requip

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Requip (active ingredient: ropinirole) is a medicine with the same effect as dopamine, a substance in the body that, among other things affects muscle control. This substance reduces symptoms caused by the Restless Legs Syndrome. More information

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Read the package leaflet for more information about risks and side effects, or ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

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What is Requip?


Requip (active ingredient: ropinirole) is a medicine with the same effect as dopamine, a substance in the body that, among other things affects muscle control. This substance reduces symptoms caused by the Restless Legs Syndrome. To order Requip online, please do so through one of the pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com.

What is this medicine used for?


Restless legs is a condition wherein, while sitting or lying down, itching, tingling or pain occurs in the legs. These symptoms are reduced by motion, which causes the patient to constantly move his legs. Restless Legs Syndrome is not serious, but as one of its effects is insomnia, it does impair one in his normal life. Requip reduces the symptoms and slows down the tendency to move the legs. This allows the patient to sleep better.

How to use Requip?


If you are taking this medicine against restless legs, you should take it at least three hours before bedtime. Swallow the tablet whole with some water. To prevent gastrointestinal symptoms, it is best to take the tablet with some food. A doctor will start the treatment on a low starting dose. Thereafter, the dosage will be increased slowly, until a good maintenance dose is found. During this adjustment phase, the effect of Requip does not reach its full capacity. If you do not note any improvement after three months, please consult a doctor.

Dosage


You can order Requip online through the partner pharmacies. This medicine is available in various strengths. The guidelines for the starting dose against Restless Legs Syndrome are as follows:

  • Adults: 1 tablet of 0.25 mg once daily. After a few days, the dose can be increased. Please follow the advice of a physician.

A different dosage is recommended for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. This medicine is not suitable for children under 18 years. Read the instructions before use.

Side effects


Requip may cause side effects, although not everybody gets affected. The most common side effects of this medicine include:

  • Nausea and vomiting;
  • Dizziness, fatigue;
  • Increase of the symptoms of the Restless Legs Syndrome.


Consult a doctor if you experience side effects, even if they are not listed in the leaflet.

When not to use this medication?


Requip is not a suitable medicine for everyone. Do not use this medication if you:

  • are hypersensitive to ropinirole or any of the substances used;
  • suffer from severe liver or kidney disorders.


If you suffer from psychological problems, heart disease or other health problems, ask a doctor if this medicine is suitable for you. Requip can interact with certain other medications. Always inform the doctor about any other medicine you are taking.

Pregnancy / driving / alcohol


This medicine is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

The side effects of Requip may affect your ability to drive. Do not participate in traffic if you suffer from symptoms such as dizziness or drowsiness.

Alcohol can provoke or intensify side effects. Be careful with your intake of liquor.

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