I have RLS and use REQUIP and Carbo /dopa for the movement. I have been using Gabapentin/800 mg - 4 times a day also, but for nerve damage caused by blood clots in my feet. After reading these entries, I wonder if I am "double" medicating for the same symptons?
26 Mar 2011
Sorry this question has not been answered earlier for you.
Both Requip and carbidopa/levodopa affect dopamine in the brain.
Requip is a dopamine agonist, and the combination of carbidopa and levodopa helps to increase levels of dopamine in the brain.
They are both used to reduce the symptoms of Parkinsons disease and Requip is also used to treat restless leg syndrome (RLS) - in this sense you could be "double medicating" ... but often a symptom will need to be controlled by more than one medicine. If your symptoms are well controlled I would not be concerned.
Your doctor is the best person to direct this question to.
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