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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
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206 reviews 14 medications
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4.0
   
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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I suffer with restless legs I have for years I suffer with this 24 seven I have got to the point where I have thought of taking a overdose. It is ruining my life I can't stand much more of it I've been to the doctor again and he has prescribed me Ropinirole 25mg which has made me worse - stomach pains and very bad nausea next day I can't take this no more I take Temgesc 400 mg 4 to5 a day dissolve under my tongue which help me a lot but I cannot now sleep for more than an hour which is making me very ill I do not know what to do anymore. The hospital believe it was nerve damage in my lower legs. The pain in my calf muscles is unbelievable from top to bottom my muscles flinch terrible I am finding it very hard to cope with it now "

   
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whitestar4 (taken for 5 to 10 years) July 14, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I started with one and increased weekly until I was taking 4. I had so many side effects - queasy all day, I developed an oniony odor & my urine was so strong that I developed a UTI, made food and beverages taste bad, face broke out, symptoms worsened, and had a strange reaction after drinking small glass of wine. Cutting back to 1, has helped and no noticable side effects."

   
3.0

Ellen (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 20, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have been taking Ropinirole for over 10 years now.It literally saved my life.I was so sleep deprived from RLS I wanted to end my life. At times I even had it in my arms. I have had RLS since I was a child and suffered for years in school and even college trying to sit still. Severe sleeping problems did not occur until my mid thirties but RLS was not treated as such then and a few Drs tried to tell me it was depression. The antidepressants only escalated the problem. Finally RLS became a realization to the medical world and thank God we that suffer with it now have a chance at a normal life even if it is on medication."

   
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Ally (taken for 10 years or more) April 13, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I don't know if the problem will go away. I've only been taking this since last Thursday - almost a week now. But I am having the worst nightmares I've ever had in my life. Before this medication I don't even remembering dreaming at all."

Mike (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have had most of the different meds for RLS. This has helped more than any other. I was prescribed one 1mg at bedtime. I did not know there was an option of taking any during the day. I am definitely going to ask my Dr. It has helped but I also need help during the day. Whenever I have a chance to sit back at night, my legs want me to get up and move!"

   
7.0

Elaine (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 18, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have experienced RLS for the past 10 years and started with .25 mg of Ropinirole about two hours before bedtime. Now I am up to .50mg at dinner time and and .25 mg at bedtime. I realize I can be taking a higher dose, but since I don't have the issue during the day, my doctor would like me to stay at a total of .75 mg. However, as several people have indicated, it seems as time goes on, you need more of this product to keep the RLS at bay. Most nights it works, but some nights there is no relief unless I take another .25 mg. Makes me sleepy yes, but, that is a good trade off. I have also found that when the RLS acts up, I have very tender spot on my leg just above the knee and towards the inside of the thigh. Using a vibrating massager on this area seems to help calm the RLS. Once the RLS is under control the tenderness is less severe and even goes away. Wonder if anyone else has experienced this? Anyway, thank goodnees for the Meds, at least something helps most of the time."

   
7.0

Candoitoo (taken for 10 years or more) March 17, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I began Ropinirole about 3 months. My RLS was out of control at bedtime and just sitting down for periods of time. I started with 1mg before bed, then 2mg, then 3mg. I was SO SICK. Nauseated, using the restroom all the time, severe insomnia, fatigue, dizziness, confusion... However, most of these side-effects have abated. My problem now is that right after I take the Ropinirole, my RLS gets horrible! It goes away after about an hour, but for that one hour, I'm in agony. Anyone else experience this? The restlessness is also in my arms. Ugh. Sometimes the insomnia persists. I'm also on clonazepam as needed."

   
6.0

Bmaebell March 12, 2018

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Requip (ropinirole) for Parkinson's Disease: "Diagnosed with Early Onset Parkinsons Disease in the fall of 2009 @ the age of 47, I was prescribed the drug Requip. God, family, & friends were the most important things in my life prior to taking the medicine. I was very conservative with my $ and spent approximately a total of $10 on the lottery & made 2 trips to a Casino spending $20 in my lifetime. After taking this medication for approximately 3 months in the fall of 2009, I developed an obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with scratch off lottery tickets & slot machines. To make a long story short, after risking loosing my family, soul, friends and losing hundreds of thousands of dollars, the decision to take Requip was a mistake. Compulsive gambling is a listed side effect."

   
1.0

takenadvantageof (taken for 6 months to 1 year) March 5, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I found this medicine to be a lifesaver, I wasn’t getting any sleep whatsoever and up all night crying with my legs jumping all the time and feeling of tickly legs. I had to take vitamin b 12 and iron tabs 3 times a day then this medication once at night. The instructions say take 1-2 hours before bedtime but I find that after I've taken this I’m asleep within half an hour. I don’t feel myself drift off to sleep, I’m awake one minute and out the next, made a huge difference to my life and comfort at night."

   
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Heather (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 2, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I take 1 mg in morning, and 2mg more before bed. It has completely controlled my RLS with few if any side effects. Great med for me."

   
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Kjetl February 21, 2018

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "Horrible nightmares!!!"

   
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Michtoo2 February 13, 2018

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "It's magic for me. Most of the time, within an hour of taking it, I'm ready to sleep with no problems at all."

   
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Sue4JC February 11, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Physically works.....However, I have blown through our entire life savings on Amazon, Lowes and Home Depot. We are elderly and now have gone through our savings by reconstructing our home (with contractors)...I simply could not stop. If I tell my doctor I will be back to not sleeping because of RLS. I used to save, now I spend."

TURTLE5252 (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 30, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "It worked ok for about 2 months at 1 to 1.5mg, then it not only stopped working but made my RLS worse. Wish I had known this in advance I'd never have started taking it."

   
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justin80 (taken for 1 to 6 months) January 25, 2018

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For Parkinson's Disease: "I was anxious to the point that I wanted to jump out of my skin. Sinemet managed tremors but I couldn't function at times because of clenched fists with my arms flexed and rubbing my hands together. Initially I took two ropinirole daily (one in morning and one at bedtime), anxiety was gone in two days but I was extremely exhausted in the afternoon. Now I take both doses at bedtime and the tiredness (not sleepiness) is reduced. Still, some days I barely make it back home, so exhausted."

   
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Young66 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 13, 2018

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For Parkinson's Disease: "Felt very sleepy all the time and got a severe headache, decided to carry on without any medication for as long as I can as I am prone to most side effects of any medication"

   
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Rivet (taken for less than 1 month) January 7, 2018

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have taken many variations of strength of this particular manufacturers ropinerol . Over a period of years .... It comes to me from my local pharmacy only as a cost saver to insurance . Each time I take heritage's brand I end up with the exact opposite of the goal of the medication ... It stiffens up my legs so much I can barely walk . It doesn't matter the strength of the drug ... It is just the manufacturer.... I sure would like to know what exactly is different from other generics ... As well as the companies that heritage supply's so I can avoid any other instances of course . But I am desperately searching for the ingredients in the pills as well as the coating to possibly eliminate this from happening if ANYONE reads this plea."

   
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Apurplerozeyahoo.com (taken for 5 to 10 years) December 7, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Have had RLS, gotta be going on 30 years. Ropinirole 4mg (apparently max) works most of the time. Except those times when I take two because muscles make my foot spin backwards. Hurts like hell."

   
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Mouse1501 November 18, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I've had RLS most of my life and have been on and tried many things. The first few days on this med seemed to work...until it didn't and my legs got much worse. My legs are extremely bad to the point I don't sleep for weeks. I cry at night it's that bad."

   
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Vanih November 14, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I have been taking roprinirole for about 3 months, they have helped me greatly at night, but do not help at all during the day and my symptoms are occurring earlier and earlier."

Seasidegirl (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 1, 2017

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Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: "Don’t take this for RLS. It causes augmentation. Symptoms get better in the beginning, then eventually you need more Requip to make RLS go away. Eventually, the meds stop working altogether and RLS is out of control, worse than before you stated meds. You try to come off the meds and RLS gets even worse. This is very common and occurs in 70-80% of everyone on Requip. Your doctor will likely not understand and/or think you’re crazy. Find another doctor. The solution is to get off the dopamine drugs like Requip. Get on a different class of meds, like Gabapentin, Horizant, or Lyrica. Checkout RLS.org for help."

   
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Keke66747434 October 17, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "I took Requip 4mg one time and it was terrible! Within 30 minutes I was very nauseated. By 3am I was throwing up. I felt so fatigued all day. I felt like I did when I would go out and tie one on (been out drinking) . I won't take this medication again."

   
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Anonymous October 13, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "This medication made me very, very ill. Nausea to the point of vomiting -- within a half hour of taking it -- completely congested sinus, watery eyes, extreme sleepiness (had to nap for three hours), and an overall horrible flu-like malaise. It did stop my RLS; however, the side effects are not worth the horrendous illness I feel. I was to take 2mg, 3X a day, when needed. Tried this therapy for a month or more. Cannot tolerate the illness. Going back to clonazepam, as needed. No side effects, except a little fatigue, but better that than this miserable, sickening feeling."

   
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Ecamp October 11, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Oh my goodness how greatful am I for this medicine. I started off with 0.25mg yeh it helped but took over an hour to work and now on 0.5 day time and 1mg at night "

   
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Tina79 (taken for 6 months to 1 year) October 4, 2017

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For Restless Legs Syndrome: "Love it! Hope it never stops working"

   
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Sunnydaize October 1, 2017

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