Generic Requip is an anti-Pakirson medication. Generic Requip is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS).
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Generic Requip is an anti-Pakirson medication. Generic Requip is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS).
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Also known as: Ropinirole.
Generic Requip is an anti-Pakirson medication.
Generic Requip is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, poor muscle control.
Requip is also known as Ropinirole, Ropidon, Adartrel, Ropark.
Generic Requip is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS).
Generic Requip has some of the same effects as a chemical called dopamine, which occurs naturally in your body. Low levels of dopamine in the brain are associated with Parkinson's disease.
Generic name of Generic Requip is Ropinirole.
Brand names of Generic Requip are Requip, Requip XL.
Take Generic Requip orally.
Take Generic Requip with or without food.
The dose and timing of Generic Requip in treating Parkinson's disease is different from the dose and timing in treating RLS.
If you want to achieve most effective results do not stop taking Generic Requip suddenly.
If you overdose Generic Requip and you don't feel good you should visit your doctor or health care provider immediately. Symptoms of Generic Requip overdosage: nausea, vomiting, weakness, fainting, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, muscle twitching, tingly feeling, chest pain.
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F) away from moisture, light and heat. Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. Keep out of the reach of children.
The most common side effects associated with Requip are:
Side effect occurrence does not only depend on medication you are taking, but also on your overall health and other factors.
Do not take Generic Requip if you are allergic to Generic Requip components.
Be very careful with Generic Requip if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding.
Be very careful with Generic Requip if you have heart disease, high or low blood pressure, mental illness or compulsive behaviors, kidney or liver disease.
Be very careful with Generic Requip if you are taking levodopa, ciprofloxacin (Cipro), fluvoxamine (Luvox), metoclopramide (Reglan), omeprazole (Prilosec); medication used to treat nausea and vomiting or mental illness, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), thioridazine (Mellaril), promazine (Sparine), trifluoperazine (Stelazine), thiothixene (Navane), or haloperidol (Haldol); estrogen such as Premarin, Prempro, Estratest, Ogen, Estraderm, Climara, Vivelle, estradiol and others.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Avoid alcohol and smoking.
Avoid machine driving.
It can be dangerous to stop Generic Requip taking suddenly.
The effect of Ropinirole on tremor in early Parkinson's disease (PD) was assessed. The results of three multicentre, randomized, double-blind trials comparing ropinirole monotherapy with levodopa, bromocriptine and placebo treatment were analysed retrospectively with respect to improvement of resting tremor and postural/action tremor as measured by items 20 and 21 of the motor section of the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS). Improvements in resting tremor were significantly better with ropinirole than placebo. There were no significant differences between the effect of ropinirole and those of levodopa (L-dopa) or bromocriptine on resting tremor. Postural/action tremor was mild in these early therapy studies, and there were no significant differences between treatment groups. These results suggest that ropinirole monotherapy is effective in treating resting tremor in early PD. On the other hand, response of postural/action tremor to dopaminergic treatment in early PD was not significantly better than to placebo at the dosages used in these trials.
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These data strengthen the conclusion that pergolide contributes to cardiac valve regurgitation when used in the long term as a treatment for PD. There appears to be low risk of cardiac valve regurgitation when using non-ergot-derived dopamine agonists.
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Dopamine agonist treatment of PD carries a substantial risk of pathological behaviors. These occurred in 16% of agonist-treated patients; however, when assessing patients whose dose was at least minimally in the therapeutic range, the frequency jumped to 24%. Pathological gambling and hypersexuality were most common. Carbidopa/levodopa therapy taken concurrently with a dopamine agonist appeared to be an important risk factor.
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The consumption of levodopa in Sweden continues to increase in spite of a dramatic increase in the utilisation of dopamine agonists and the introduction of COMT-inhibitors.
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In this paper, we will review ropinirole's mechanism of action including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic data and the results of the main clinical studies in early and advanced PD patients. We will also discuss safety data shown during the experimental phase and after RPR commercialization. This article reviews the use of RPR in early and advanced Parkinsonian patients. Medical literature on the use of RPR in Parkinson's disease was identified using MEDLINE and the reference lists of published articles.
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To determine the frequency and correlates of impulse control disorders (ICDs) in Parkinson disease (PD).
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There is growing evidence that the ergot-derived dopamine agonists cabergoline and pergolide can cause fibrotic cardiac valvulopathy. Data on other fibrotic reactions and nonergot-derived dopamine agonists are sparse. Aim of this study was to investigate whether there are signals that dopamine agonists are related to cardiac and other fibrotic reactions. We identified all reports of fibrotic reactions at the heart, lung, and retroperitoneal space associated with dopamine agonists within the US Adverse Event Reporting System database. Disproportionality analyses were used to calculate adjusted reporting odds ratios (RORs). For ergot-derived dopamine agonists (bromocriptine, cabergoline, pergolide), the RORs of all reactions under study were increased, whereas no such increases were observed for nonergot-derived drugs (apomorphine, pramipexole, ropinirole, rotigotine). Fibrotic reactions due to ergot-derived dopamine agonists may not be limited to heart valves. For nonergot-derived dopamine agonists, no drug safety signals were evident.
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Diferentes familias de farmacos dopaminergicos han permitido aumentar el suministro de dopamina en el estriado por diferentes mecanismos. Cada familia de farmacos posee un grado de eficacia determinado, asi como un perfil de efectos secundarios especifico que debe conocerse en detalle para evitar complicaciones sistemicas y neuropsiquiatricas graves. A pesar de estas limitaciones, la disponibilidad de multiples farmacos ha permitido aumentar la supervivencia media en la enfermedad de Parkinson, con un periodo de funcionalidad en el dia a dia significativamente mas largo al que se conseguia cuando la levodopa era practicamente el unico farmaco disponible. La correcta adicion de farmacos dopaminergicos con diferentes mecanismos de accion permite tratar la enfermedad de Parkinson sin tener que llegar a dosis excesivamente altas de ninguno de ellos, lo que parece, en el momento actual, el mejor algoritmo para el control de los sintomas motores durante un periodo lo mas duradero posible.
Levodopa-induced dyskinesia can result in significant functional disability and reduced quality of life in patients with Parkinson's disease (PD). The goal of this study was to determine if the addition of once-daily ropinirole 24-hour prolonged-release (n = 104) in PD patients not optimally controlled with levodopa after up to 3 years of therapy with less than 600 mg/d delays the onset of dyskinesia compared with increasing doses of levodopa (n = 104). During the study, 3% of the ropinirole prolonged-release group (mean dose 10 mg/d) and 17% of the levodopa group (mean additional dose 284 mg/d) developed dyskinesia (P < 0.001). There were no significant differences in change in Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale activities of daily living or motor scores, suggesting comparable efficacy between the two treatments. Adverse events were comparable in the two groups with nausea, dizziness, insomnia, back pain, arthralgia, somnolence, fatigue, and pain most commonly reported. Ropinirole prolonged-release delayed the onset of dyskinesia with comparable efficacy to increased doses of levodopa in early PD patients not optimally controlled with levodopa.
When considering single-dose preparations, it is fundamental that the patient receives in his individual dose an amount of drug close to that claimed on the label. Since drug content and content uniformity of single-dose preparations depend on a number of processes associated with their manufacture, it is obviously unrealistic to expect every unit of product to possess exactly the same amount of the active ingredient. For that reason, pharmacopeial standards and specifications have been established to provide limits for permissible variations in the amount of active ingredient of individual single-dose units. The aim of our study was to determine the applicability of content uniformity and dissolution variation test on ropinirole hydrochloride tablets. According to the results obtained, we may conclude that analyzed ropinirole hydrochloride tablets satisfied pharmacopeial requirements concerning content uniformity and dissolution testing. In this case RSD tended to increase with the decrease of the labeled strength. It is obvious from the R2 value, as well. On the other side, if consider larger number of lots, analyzed by different assay methods and various sample preparation procedures this correlation is less pronounced. This may be a consequence of different assay techniques applied, HPLC, UV-D1 or UV.
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At maintenance period week 4, ropinirole PR significantly reduced total awake 'Off-time' (16 mg; p = 0.027); increased absolute awake time spent 'On' without troublesome dyskinesia from baseline versus placebo (8 mg; p = 0.036); improved Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale motor scores versus placebo (all doses; p = 0.005-0.016). Incidence of adverse events was similar between treatment groups; no dose-related trends were observed.
Comorbid depressive symptoms in restless legs syndrome (RLS) remain a treatment challenge, as some antidepressants aggravate RLS symptoms. Preliminary data in depressive patients suggest antidepressant properties of ropinirole. The present study investigates the effects of ropinirole immediate release (IR) on depressive symptoms and RLS severity. A multicenter, placebo-controlled, double-blind randomized (3:1) study was performed including patients with moderate to severe idiopathic RLS and at least mild depressive symptoms. Ropinirole IR (in flexible doses up to 4 mg/day) or placebo was given for 12 weeks including an uptitration phase of 7 weeks. Visits were scheduled at screening, baseline, and weeks 1, 4, and 12 with additional telephone contacts for dosing decisions. The modified intent to treat population comprised 231 patients (171 ropinirole, 60 placebo). The MADRS (Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale) scores decreased from baseline to week 12 from 18.8 to 8.7 in the ropinirole group and from 18.4 to 12.1 in the placebo group (primary endpoint, adjusted mean treatment difference -3.6 (95% CI: -5.6 to -1.6, significance in favor of ropinirole: P < 0.001). The superiority of ropinirole compared to placebo was confirmed by the Hamilton Scale for Depression and Beck Depression Inventory-II scores. RLS severity scores (IRLS) decreased by 14.7 (ropinirole) and by 9.9 (placebo, P < 0.001) points. Three out of four subdomains of the Medical Outcomes Study Sleep Scale improved significantly. The findings indicate that mild to moderate depressive symptoms should not be treated before sufficient therapy for RLS. Antidepressant medication can be necessary if depression symptoms still persist even if RLS symptoms are ameliorated.
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Recent functional neuroimaging studies suggest a possible neuroprotector effect of the drug, although this aspect is still under discussion. The question as to when and how early treatment of PD must be started has been a controversial issue for many years now. Dopaminergic agonists have been used in monotherapy in patients with de novo disease with the intention of deferring treatment with levodopa and, in consequence, postponing the onset of the complications stemming from its use. Ropinirole has been evaluated in different studies both in monotherapy and as adjunctive therapy with levodopa.
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The costs for a guideline-oriented therapy for all patients with clinically relevant RLS in Germany are about 1,135 billion Euro, representing 0.5% of all health-related costs in Germany. Further controlled clinical trials are required to provide evidence for the efficacy of different treatment options including drugs without an approval for RLS and long-term use. Health services research is required for cost-utility analysis, to evaluate the costs of inadequate treatment, and to obtain additional information to improve the resource allocation in RLS treatment.
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Our patients had significantly lower myometric stiffness and electromyogram amplitude in all tested muscles, and also lower clinical rigidity scores during the medication on-phase compared with the medication off-phase.
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To determine the effects of ropinirole on manic switching and disease severity in bipolar disorder.
We were able to complete 59 pregnancy outcomes exposed to RLS pharmacotherapy. For specific treatments, the numbers of exposed pregnancies/live born children/spontaneous abortions/induced abortions/malformations were as follows: levodopa only: 38/29 (one pair of twins)/3/7/3; pramipexole only: 12/9/3/0/0; rotigotine only: 2/2/0/0/0; ropinirole only: 3/2/0/1/0; levodopa combined with pramipexole: 3/3/0/0/0; levodopa combined with ropinirole: 1/1/0/0/0. No major birth defects were found with any RLS treatment, and three infants exposed to levodopa had minor anomalies.
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Orthostatic hypotension is common in Parkinsonian patients. It is probably caused by reduced noradrenaline (NA) release. This effect is further enhanced by therapeutic use of ergot alkaloid dopamine agonists. In this trial we studied the impact of the non-ergot dopamine agonist ropinirole on blood pressure and noradrenaline release in 12 patients suffering from idiopathic parkinsonism (six female, six male, mean age 57.6+/-4.9years). Only de novo patients were included in this study. These patients were started on ropinirole monotherapy. In all patients blood pressure and serum noradrenaline levels at rest were measured supine (after lying down for 10min) and standing (9th minute after positional change). Patients with a drop in blood pressure >10mmHg were excluded from the study. Measurements were repeated after treatment with ropinirole 6mg/day. Before treatment the NA concentration (determined via HPLC) went up by 390.1pg/ml (SD 54) to the 9th minute after rising, but during management with ropinirole it went up only by 338.4+/-78pg/ml. In controls (n=27; eight women, 19 men, aged 60.6+/-10.8years) NA increased by 425+/-230pg/ml. The NA increase thus differed substantially prior to therapy compared with controls, and the difference did not change significantly during treatment. With ropinirole eight patients showed normal, four patients borderline and none of them pathologic decrease in blood pressure. These results do show a small but nonsignificant influence of the non-ergot dopamine agonist on blood pressure response and noradrenaline release, which is much less prominent than the change observed with ergot dopamine agonists.
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Eighty nondemented, independent PD patients treated with dopamine agonists at the Toronto Western Hospital Sleep Research Unit, Toronto, Ontario.
To evaluate the efficacy of ropinirole 24-hour prolonged release (ropinirole 24-hour) as an adjunct to levodopa in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) and motor fluctuations.
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A Task Force was established by the International Restless Legs Syndrome Study Group (IRLSSG) to develop evidence-based and consensus-based recommendations for the long-term pharmacologic treatment of restless legs syndrome/Willis-Ekbom disease (RLS/WED). The Task Force reviewed the results of all studies of RLS/WED treatments with durations of 6 months or longer presented at meetings over the past 2 years, posted on Web sites of pharmaceutical companies, or published in peer-reviewed journals, asking the questions, "What is the efficacy of this treatment in patients with RLS/WED?" and "What is the safety of this treatment in patients with RLS/WED?" The Task Force developed guidelines based on their review of 61 papers meeting inclusion criteria, and using a modified evidence-grading scheme. Pregabalin has been established as effective for up to 1 year in treating RLS/WED (Level A evidence). Pramipexole, ropinirole, and rotigotine have been established as effective for up to 6 months in treating RLS/WED (Level A). The following drugs have been established as probably effective (Level B) in treating RLS/WED for durations ranging from 1 to 5 years: gabapentin enacarbil, pramipexole, and ropinirole (1 year); levodopa (2 years); and rotigotine (5 years). Because of associated safety concerns, pergolide and cabergoline should not be used in the treatment of RLS/WED unless the benefits clearly outweigh the risks. Other pharmacologic therapies have insufficient evidence to support their long-term use in treating RLS/WED. The IRLSSG Task Force also developed consensus-based strategies for the prevention and treatment of complications (such as augmentation, loss of efficacy, excessive daytime sleepiness, and impulse control disorders) that may develop with the long-term pharmacologic treatment of RLS/WED. The use of either a dopamine-receptor agonist or α2δ calcium-channel ligand is recommended as the first-line treatment of RLS/WED for most patients, with the choice of agent dependent on the patient's severity of RLS/WED symptoms, cognitive status, history, and comorbid conditions.
A total of 381 patients were enrolled; 164 (87.7%) of 187 patients randomized to ropinirole and 167 (86.1%) of 194 randomized to placebo completed the study. Significant treatment differences favoring ropinirole, compared with placebo, were observed for change in IRLS total score at week 12 (adjusted mean treatment difference, -3.7; 95% confidence interval, -5.4 to -2.0; P < .001) and for all 3 key secondary end points: mean change from baseline in IRLS total score at week 1 and proportion of patients who were much/very much improved on the Clinical Global Impression Improvement scale at weeks 1 and 12. Ropinirole was associated with significantly greater Improvements in subjective measures of sleep disturbance, quantity, and adequacy; quality of life; and anxiety. Although treatment differences favoring ropinirole in daytime somnolence were observed, they were not statistically significant (P = .10). Ropinirole was generally well tolerated, with an adverse-event profile consistent with other dopamine agonists.
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Dopamine agonists have a well established role in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. The choice of a particular dopamine agonist requires assessing the benefit-risk balance of each available medication.
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