I am tapering down off of Opiates and a family member gave me Ropinirole and said they would help with my leg cramps. Please advise. Thanks
Ropinirole hydrochloride is a prescription medicine used to treat several conditions, including Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome.
Ropinirole is part of a class of drugs called dopamine agonists. Dopamine resides in the part of the brain that coordinates muscle movement. When there is less dopamine in this area, muscles tend to become stiff and rigid. Ropinirole helps increase the amount of dopamine in your brain, "fooling" your nervous system into thinking that it has more dopamine than it really does. This helps reduce symptoms associated with both Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome.
Ropinirole & Vallium
MONITOR: Central nervous system- and/or respiratory-depressant effects may be additively or synergistically increased in patients taking multiple drugs that cause these effects, especially in elderly or debilitated patients.
MANAGEMENT: During concomitant use of these drugs, patients should be monitored for potentially excessive or prolonged CNS and respiratory depression. Ambulatory patients should be counseled to avoid hazardous activities requiring mental alertness and motor coordination until they know how these agents affect them, and to notify their physician if they experience excessive or prolonged CNS effects that interfere with their normal activities.
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