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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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Restless Legs Syndrome 153 reviews 15 medications
   
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Parkinson's Disease 9 reviews 48 medications
   
5.8
Periodic Limb Movement Disorder 13 reviews 13 medications
   
4.0
Summary of Ropinirole reviews 175 reviews 5.6

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I'm 61 and started getting RLS symptoms during my 30's, starting as just tingling and progressing over the years into full blown leg kicking. It would start every evening while watching tv, or any time I was sitting for more than an hour -- in the movie, on an airplane, etc. Previous doc had me on klonipin, but current doc said (generic) Requip is a better as the side effects for long term use are supposedly less. I've been on .25 mg for only two months, but the kicking seldom even starts now. I even forgot to take it one night. I have noticed some insomnia, but that isn't new for me. I've been taking a Benadryl at night; that seems to help. I've not had any nausea or other symptoms. Fingers crossed that I don't have to keep upping the dose"

   
8.0

SunLover25 January 6, 2017

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "I I wanted to give an update as I hadn't started taking Requip on my first post. I had taken 2 doses, and had one episode of RLS the second day. On the 3rd day, I was sitting in the waiting room at the colonoscopy clinic while my husband was in the back. I kept dozing off, and would wake up, looking for my bottle of water, and it was in my purse, sitting in my lap. This happened over 4-5 times. Anyhow, I took another dose that night, which was a Monday. The next day, on the drive home, I was dozing, then woke up, raised up my seat, put my window down a little, reached out and pushed the mirror up! I didn't say anything, put my window back up, and went back to sleep. That was my last dose and I threw the rest of it away."

   
1.0

Texas Mimi January 5, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have had RLS all my life. For the first 40 years I was wide awake until 2-3 in the morning and my legs were wanting to run a marathon. First night on ropinirole was a come to Jesus like experience. I had to up the dosages until I was at 4 mg, which has been just fine for the last 8 years. I do not know if I would have made it through the last 12 years without this medication."

   
10

Francis N December 17, 2016

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For Periodic Limb Movement Disorder: "I took my first 4 milligram Ropinirole tablet last night at about 8 p.m. my stomach was about Half & Half not full not empty about 45 min to an hour after I started to experience severe what I thought flu symptoms and I had projectile vomiting until my stomach was empty. I felt fine after my stomach was empty but I'm afraid to take another pill tonight. Does anybody have any ideas for terrible leg cramping almost crippling effects?"

Katherine Casey November 13, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I am new to the RLS community. RLS started about 3 months ago my GP firstly prescribed amytriptyline which didn't work very well. I have been on Ropinirol ever since but have had to increase the dosage. I am 2.5mg at the moment and will probably increase to 3mg next week"

   
8.0

Locin (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 12, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have had RLS for perhaps 35 years or so. It would start and stop. But about 5 years ago I started on .25 mg of roprinole. it takes an hour to work so I took it at about 8 PM. But over the years the dosage crept up to .50 mg once at 4:30 PM and once at 6:30 PM and I was good for the night. Some nausea and some sleepiness which were OKay. then the two pills turned into an additional pill of .5 mg in the middle of the night. Still okay. But then about 6 months ago my doctor sent me to an RLS sleep specialist. What a nightmare this began. The specialist tells me that I will just continue to take more and more and eventually Augmentation would start. this site will not let me finish my story."

   
8.0

Linda Zww (taken for 10 years or more) November 1, 2016

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "Have been taking this for years and it definitely works for me although it makes me very drowsy if I take two 1 mg at a time. In the past 18 months or so my RLS has gradually become more frequent during the day therefore unable to sit in the afternoons or if I'm on holiday particularly in a hot country they are a nightmare. Have recently been to the doctors and got 500mcg and when it's really bad I'm going to try it and see if it helps for during the day. On my last holiday I took one mg about 3 o'clock and it helped but that only left one mg for the evening and this meant it didn't last till morning but to be honest I think I need to up my dose but am scared that my RLS is only going to get worse so don't want up my dose by too much."

   
10

EPH October 31, 2016

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "It works but it's based on what is in your stomach. If I'm stuffed and ate to much before bed, which can be hours before bed I need 3 mg. Some what full 2mg and if I ate small meals and I take it 2 hours before bed 1mg. Now if I take 1 or 2 mg on an empty stomach I might feel sick. I have gotten home before after work and very hungry and ordered pizza. Took 1 or 2 mg before ordering and felt sick before the pizza even got here. So I the mg's need is based on what's in your stomach. It works great but you can't get take what the Doctor says like 2mg's before bed because it changes. Have the Doctor give you 90 tablets at 1mg and write take 1-3 per night as needed. We'll see if that helps and I feel your pain."

   
8.0

UPS October 24, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have been suffering from RLS since a young child, and during the past year it had gotten so bad I was barely getting 3 hours of sleep a night. My dear husband was ready to hit me over the head with a baseball bat! My primary care Physician just prescribed Ropinirole (Requip generic) for me a week ago. I am on a low dose, .25 mg, taken 1.5 hr before bedtime. So far, this has been a game changer for me! I feel more rested and so much more energized in the morning. The little bit of nausea, (the only side affect I have so far) I am suffering is a small price to pay for no RLS. I still have some insomnia and wake several times during the night so I will up my dose to .50 mg. and go from there. This drug has been a miracle for me!"

   
8.0

Wp October 16, 2016

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "At first this medication seemed like a life saver. After time I began to augment and I would have to take more and more of the drug earlier in the day. It caused all kinds of side effects from yawning to compulsive shopping. I gained about 40 lbs and my blood pressure went through the roof. After being on this prescription for several years, it was horrendous to get off of. It has taken almost a year to finally say I am totally free of the DA's (dopamine agonists). I will never, ever take one of these classes of drugs again. The side effects, withdrawal and effect on overall health is not worth it."

   
1.0

RachelJames (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 11, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Restless legs worse"

   
1.0

miketer October 7, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have been suffering from RLS for over 30 years. My Dr put me onto ropinirole about 5 years ago. Absolute wonder drug! Within 30 min of taking it, my legs are fine"

   
10

Charzie (taken for 5 to 10 years) October 5, 2016

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "I haven't taken my first dose yet, but hoping it works. My RLS occurs mostly during the day, and at times also includes my arms. Since I have a problem with chronic pain, I'm on Norco 10/325 every 6 hrs, Gabapentin 300-900mgm 3 times a day, and had been on Diazapam (Valium) 5 mgm every 4-6 hrs as needed for muscle spasms. Well, one day I got so desperate that I took one of each of my meds and the symptoms stopped after about 45 minutes! I was so excited as I would often have 3-4 episodes a day, not every day thank goodness! Then, my pain management doctor stopped the Diazapam! Really made it harder to control the RLS when it would start. I finally upped my dose of Gabapentin, which seemed to help. Still need some Diazapam to work."

Texas Mimi (taken for less than 1 month) September 29, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I recently started this medication for my horrible RLS, I couldn't sleep most nights because of it. I started on 1mg a night and within 30 min the awful leg tingles and shaking stopped! And then about 1.5 hr into taking it my entire body felt relaxed and practically put me to sleep! It was easy to wake up on too! I tried seroquel for sleep before and that was really hard to wake from. Anyways I have not had any bad side effects so far! I'm so glad they make medications for RLS, I feel like this medication makes me feel so energized for the next day! Puts me in a much better mood feeling like I got enough sleep! Great medication for RLS! Definitely give it a try! They have many different dosages ranging from 0.25mg-5mg a night so try it out!"

   
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Chelseabergstresser (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "First time to take ropinirole for rls. Took 1 2mg table at 9.45 pm. 30 minutes later I naused,a cold sweat, dizzy, and disoriented. Thought I need to go to ER. I vomoited a couple of times and felt better in about one hour. Will not use again."

   
6.0

R66 (taken for less than 1 month) August 28, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have had RLS since I was a teenager and the older I got the more severe it became. I have had many serious and extremely painful surgeries on my back and spinal cord but nothing is as bad as RLS. I have been on requip for almost a dozen years now. For me it has been a miracle drug. I can barely even compare my life before to after requip. Started off at .5 mg and am currently at 7mg. Each year I had to increase it little by little. Recently it has stopped working well even on such a high dose. I am barely sleeping at night and getting miserable again. I knew the day would come but I sure wish I could get a bit more time on it but the writing is on the wall, I will have to try another treatment I suppose."

   
9.0

Rionkito5 August 26, 2016

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have had leg pain for over 5 years now. I have taken tramadol for the pain. I never thought it was restless leg because I never felt like moving my legs, they just ached so bad in the morning when I woke up. my doctor just added requip 2 days ago and it was amazing. I slept past 5am and woke at 8am with NO LEG PAIN and didn't need my 2 tramadol!! unbelievable! I am so excited to possibly cut my tramadol dose down because I was always so tired on tramadol! Im hoping this will work for awhile. My starting dose of requip is .25mg."

   
10

K.P August 24, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Been dealing with restless leg syndrome.for about 2 years. It kept me from falling asleep. First they gave me flexiril. And it did nothing. Than a miracle came about and I was prescribed reprinol and my legs haven't twitched since . Amazing drug I must say. My sleep has improved greatly"

   
10

Ezymo2 August 18, 2016

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Requip (ropinirole) for Periodic Limb Movement Disorder: "This drug ruined my life. I became a compulsive gambler. It screwed my brain over until I had little moral control over my life."

wronged_by_pharmacy (taken for 1 to 6 months) August 10, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I take ropinirole, 3 mg about 2 hrs before bed. Restless legs Syndrome rules my life for years now. I would be so lost without this medication. I start having problems with my legs starting early afternoon, but my doctor will not let me take any more than 3 mg...a day. Sleep is more important, so night time it is. I never want to be without Ropinirole!!"

   
10

sunshine5555 (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 13, 2016

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have had Severe Refractory Full Body RLS for 10 years. My symptoms are 24/7 without medication. I was prescribed Requip and it was the one of the worst nights of my life! I was terribly nauseous and vomited all night. But even worse than that was the fact that it made my RLS much worse. I had the same results with Mirapex. My doctor tried me on several other meds. None of them worked and some made the RLS worse like the Requip and Mirapex did. I ended up hurting my shoulder pretty badly and my doctor prescribed Tramadol. Low and behold once it got into my system the RLS was gone! I've been taking the Tramadol every 6 hours for 9 years now and am still symptom free and doing great!"

   
1.0

Stacyyvonne (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 10, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: I have been on it for year and half. It works for me. I have no side effects."

   
10

DavidPico (taken for 1 to 2 years) June 30, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Started ropinirole 0.5 mg before bedtime in 2012. Now, 4 years later I have finally determined by process of elimination of other contributing factors that this drug was causing SEVERE muscle spasms/cramps over my entire body - from my face to my feet. Additionally, the addictive qualities affected me by eating habits. I found myself returning to the kitchen after a meal on average 4 times for a snack. This translates to overweight!! I began tapering off this nasty chemical and am losing weight and withing 3 days, my muscle issues are nearly gone.... after 4 years of pain & suffering & lack of sleep due to muscle/leg cramps. This info is NOT provided with the prescription, internet searches show this is considered rare (1%)."

   
1.0

Ropinirole Dropout! June 23, 2016

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "So thankful my sleep doc suggested Requip. It has worked amazingly well! I am so relieved. Just the thought of having to go without it is horrifying. I was in the top 5% with symptoms. It does not last a full 8 hours for me. I also take Ambien right at bedtime. I now sleep 5.5 to 6.5 hours a night. Longest time in my whole life! I am 58. I drive a lot for work. In the evenings, I have to stop and get out to walk for a couple minutes. Sometimes more than once. Small price to pay. No nausea. Just a couple nights with weird symptoms. "

   
9.0

KSM:) (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 31, 2016

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "Honestly, I think this has made my symptoms worse."

   
1.0

Vamah May 24, 2016

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