User Reviews for Ropinirole

Also known as: Repreve, Requip, ReQuip Follow on Pack, Requip Starter Kit, ReQuip Starter Pack, Requip XL

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Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):

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6.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: It worked great for a month and then the restless legs syndrome came back worse than ever and kept up all night and into the day.

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November 18, 2014 6:03 AM

Review by Jerky Legs:

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8.0

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I have been on Requip for about 8 years now. My RLS is severe and I believe started as a child but became worse after childbearing. I take Requip 2-4mg at night. Guess what? I am out of town and forgot the Requip. It is 3am and I have not slept a wink. My sister has milder RLS, my grandfather had signs of it and then developed Parkinsons. I have seen signs in my daughter who is a teen and now have spoken to a cousin who also suffers. Thankfully my only side effect is sleepyness, because I do not know what I would do without my Requip.

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November 8, 2014 4:50 AM

Review by WI TOO:

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10

For Restless Legs Syndrome: My legs, from my knees down, would be twitchy and as others have said here, you just cannot sleep. I spoke to my doctor and she put me on the lowest dosage .25 mg. I have had to increase the medication and I now take two 1 mg. pills every afternoon when my legs (in my case, my knees) start acting twitchy. There are times when I have to take a third one, early evening usually. I have not had any side effects and am extremely thankful for this medication.

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October 31, 2014 9:35 AM

Review by Jamiegris:

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1.0

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: Made me very sick at my stomach

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October 26, 2014 5:45 AM

Review by Joey1245:

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10

For Restless Legs Syndrome: This completely alleviated all of my restless leg issues. All those annoying twitches were gone with no side effects. I take 0.5mg before bed and I'm asleep in about 20-30 minutes. I think it also has a beneficial secondary effect of helping me releax and get to sleep. I've been on it for 8 years now and the therapeutic benefit is still as strong as day one.

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October 24, 2014 12:59 AM

Review by peglegsparrot (taken for 10 years or more):

For Restless Legs Syndrome: I have had restless legs for years and finaly found relief with the various Parkinson's medicines. I was able to use Sinemet for several years before a rebound effect began during the day. I switched to Meripex which had been working great until I switched doctors because of insurance and the new Doctor put me on Repinirole 1mg at night. Unfortuantely, I am having restless legs during the mid day which leads me to believe it is causing rebound effect. I am wondering if others have experienced this same rebound effect. I normally do not get the restless legs nor do I have to take the meds during the day.

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October 23, 2014 1:21 PM

Review by voco:

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10

Repreve (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I have found this medicine gave wonderful relief from restless leg syndrome, 0.5 mg three hours before going to bed. I am experiencing waking up next morning with a headache. I don't know if it's the medication or what. I want to continue taking it for the restless leg syndrome because it does stop that.

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August 20, 2014 10:43 AM

Review by peggylefev:

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2.0

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: Did not help enough plus terrible side effects...

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August 2, 2014 10:58 AM

Review by Winkiewoo (taken for 1 to 2 years):

For Restless Legs Syndrome: It really works! Once I went from ,5 mg to 2 mg I finally got relief! If it starts earlier before 5pm, I take 1 mg, then at bedtime I take 1 mg more, if not I take 2 mg 1 hour before bedtime.

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June 11, 2014 7:24 PM

Review by WalkingTalkingDead:

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8.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: This medicine is a God send! I've SUFFERED from Restless legs syndrome for the past 15 years. On the worst nights I found myself laying on my stomach, beating my legs against the mattress, literally! My ankles just wouldn't stop twirling! I would cry & pray all night long for just a tiny moments peace, just long enough to fall asleep! Well, until this medication it never happened! I take 4MG a few hours before bedtime and my legs (and most of rest of my body) are so calm, I am asleep within 10 mins! I have also tried Mirapex, but did not get such results as with Requip. Good luck!

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May 21, 2014 1:59 AM

Review by Btaylor7162:

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9.0

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I wasn't able to sleep hardly at all before taking this medicine, now I can sleep with no problems with my legs. So thankful

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February 12, 2014 10:46 PM

Review by kc61 (taken for 5 to 10 years):

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6.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: ROPRINOLE Did stop the nighttime leg cramps, but after 3 or so years I began having sudden periods of sleep during the day including while driving, so, per Doctor's instructions, I am reducing the amount of Roprinole I Take at bedtime. So far so good.

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January 23, 2014 8:48 AM

Review by LisaDT:

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10

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I have severe restless legs syndrome and the only thing I have found that controls it is Requip. Couldn't survive without it.

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January 20, 2014 9:34 PM

Review by eltell (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I am now in my 70's and have suffered restless legs all my adult life. My Doctor referred me to a neurologist 4 years ago who tried me on Ropinirole starting on a low dose of 1mg each night gradually building up to 5mg daily. It took me over a year to get over nausea and adjusting my dosage to get the desired result. I now take a 1mg tablet with each meal and 2 before bed making a total of 5mg daily and I no longer suffer from restless legs, totally gone! I have no side effects at all.

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December 31, 2013 9:44 AM

Review by Angie 646:

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9.0

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I am on 6mg of the 24hour release ropinirole and I think I've found the solution. I take 2mg in the afternoon then 4mg an hour before bed and after living with restless legs syndrome for 45 years driving me insane for many years I actually think I may have found the solution, highly recommended.

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December 20, 2013 4:40 PM

Review by Britches54:

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6.0

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I'm on 4 mg of ropinrole and that use to be enough but lately it is not. I was told by my Doctor not to take anymore then 4 mg per day. But I can't take it the past two days I have taken 5mgs per day does anyone esle take more then 4 mg per day

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November 4, 2013 2:50 PM

Review by furrville (taken for 2 to 5 years):

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10

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: Best medicine for RLS EVER!!

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October 23, 2013 9:43 AM

Review by Marcus255885:

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1.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: I took Requip in 2006 and it worked great. But now in 2013 I needed it again, except this time it made everything worse.

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September 8, 2013 5:29 AM

Review by kakeladi:

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7.0

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I have had restless legs for over 50 years. It started when I was expecting my 1st daughter. I was told it was common in pregnant women but mine has NEVER let up - in fact has gotten worst over the years. I tried drinking quinine water until that was banned, it helped some but not much. I also 'held up the wall' with stretching exercises. I started taking ropinirole about 10 yrs on the advice of another person who called herself 'the queen of restless legs', I was given 1mg and told I should start taking 1/2 pill per day, increasing it weekly until I got 'results' - that one could take as many as 8 pills per day! Well, the 1/2 pill worked just fine for several years - I now take 1 to 2 per day depending.

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August 24, 2013 6:41 PM

Review by slb1:

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1.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: I took this for restless leg syndrome and I had terrible involuntary muscle spasms and leg and arm movement. I had to go to the ER. It was terrible.

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July 24, 2013 12:01 AM

Review by Chibbs (taken for less than 1 month):

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3.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: I took this medicine for restless legs syndrome. About one week into the therapy, I started to notice my RLS was worse and started taking the medicine more often. It made everything worse, I had bad dreams, and a bad taste in my mouth in the morning. After just 3 weeks, I was no longer taking the medicine.

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June 17, 2013 7:10 PM

Review by Bev70 (taken for 6 months to 1 year):

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9.0

For Restless Legs Syndrome: My Restless Legs Syndrome developed after a back injury, where I was diagnosed with 3 bulging disks and degenerative disk disease. About 12 years ago. At first it was only occasional and popping my back would sometimes help. The last 3 years it developed into an every night hell. The last 6 months I've been on ropinirole 3mg (worked up to the 3mg) and it was working perfectly! But the last month or so I have started getting RLS during the day. I'm considering asking my Dr to increase my dose to 4mg to see if that will keep it at bay. Weather I do or not I will keep taking it every night because I would rather have RLS during the day when I can walk around, then when I'm trying to sleep at night.

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May 26, 2013 5:58 PM

Review by Dot/oz:

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10

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I have had restless legs syndrome for 5 years. I started Requip at 1mg now I am taking 2.5mg. I have had morning sickness everyday. Nothing else works. I am hoping the path will work. I am willing to try anything.

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February 22, 2013 3:28 PM

Review by maceykay (taken for 1 to 6 months):

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8.0

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: All night long one night my legs kept jumping up in the air till I couldn't sleep at keeping my husband up. So I got on Requip 0.25mg take 2 at bed time and I slept all night long, without jumping legs and if I had them I didn't know of them. So far as sleep it helps me also. This is the best thing for me and my legs.

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February 20, 2013 10:17 PM

Review by Sleepless in Dallas (taken for 10 years or more):

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7.0

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I have had restless legs syndrome for 30 years that I can remember. I have been on Requip for 15 years. Before it was approved for RLS. I was in a clinical trial for it then was able to get a script for it as it was approved for Parkinson's. RLS treatment varies on intensity of it. It only gets worse. I am up do 4 mg a day. The combination of what works is a moving target. I have tried it all. Requip is no longer helping me as it was. Once RLS starts I am screwed in to a night of living hell. I take Ambien to help but that is no longer helping.

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February 16, 2013 11:47 PM

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