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User Reviews for Ropinirole (Page 2)

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

Ropinirole has an average rating of 6.4 out of 10 from a total of 288 ratings on 51% of those users who reviewed Ropinirole reported a positive effect, while 26% reported a negative effect.

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Summary of Ropinirole reviews 6.4 288 reviews

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Reviews for Ropinirole

Angie 646 December 20, 2013

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.”

9 / 10
Buckwheat80 · Taken for 1 to 6 months January 23, 2019

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “Didn’t notice a change in RLS, but after trying at 0.5mg a few different times I noticed it was causing terrible depression. Every time I try it the depression hits me the next day and gets worse. Maybe it’ll go away after awhile, but I’m not waiting! The depression it gave me was terrible.”

1 / 10
Louis Cyphre · Taken for 1 to 6 months September 8, 2020

For Parkinson's Disease: “Ropinirole is, for me, a miracle drug, I take if for Drug-induced Parkinsonism/Fibromyalgia/RLS. The subjective effects are very similar to Xanax, even though the pharmacology is totally different. I am surprised that it is not FDA approved for insomnia, anxiety, depression, and pain management. However, I fear that if this drug garners too much attention, it is likely to become a schedule IV medication, like benzodiazepines. It is so difficult to get any prescription medication that actually works, that isn’t controlled. I have had absolutely NO side effects. It is the most effective drug for the muscle spasms from fibromyalgia. In conjunction with diazepam, it relieves my RLS symptoms, and helps me fall asleep easily and wake up feeling rested. For me no side effects of gambling, promiscuous sexual activity, or driving while sleeping either.”

10 / 10
Allen · Taken for 1 to 6 months June 10, 2019

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “I started taking Requip (Ropinrole) a few months ago at the urging of my wife, whom, apparently I was horribly kicking in my sleep every night. Now that I am at the full strength of my 5 mg dosage, I can say, along with my wife, that now I barely move in my sleep all now and am getting a full night's unbroken sleep, very rarely waking up until my alarm goes off, and I feel completely refreshed in the morning. The only side effect I have experienced, that is actually the reverse of some I have read, is that I don't dream at night anymore after taking my med, at least if I do, I have no recollection of them at all. That being said, if I do catch a nap during the day without the med, I have some of the most vivid dreams I can remember having since I was young if not ever. Aside from that, the Requip has been a life (and marriage) saver!”

10 / 10
Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months March 6, 2016

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “Been on requip for about a month now, I know when I forget to take it. I sleep soundly and have no side effects. I waited years before asking my doctor for help! What was I thinking?!? My insomnia is all but gone as well! Ty requip!”

10 / 10
UPS October 24, 2016

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 / 10
K.P August 24, 2016

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 / 10
Jojo August 22, 2019

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “I was given a 2mg ropinirole dose for restless leg and terrible leg cramps. I’m currently taking Wellbutrin for depression and trazadone at night for insomnia. The first night of taking it within 30 minutes I wasn’t able to rest, felt terribly ill with nausea and stood next to the toilet for over 2 hours. I finally laid down but was awake all night trying not to vomit. I was ill all day the next day like flu symptoms and wasn’t able to function. Called my doctor and was told to take my Wellbutrin in morning. Tried it the second night, laid in bed and it started making me sick again and this time I was projectile vomiting. I was sick the next day and wasn’t able to function again. That medicine was thrower in the trash and I get nauseous just thinking about what it did to me. Apparently I can’t find any drug interactions between Requip and my other meds. This medicine was the sole cause of the two days of illness. I hope this will help others that have also had this problem.”

1 / 10
Sin · Taken for 5 to 10 years May 23, 2019

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “I was on REQUIP for my RESTLESS LEGS SYNDROME which I got after having my son but it gotten worst. My son is 41 now and I am worse I keep my husband up and he works every day and he needs his rest. Now the DRUG company says I can't take Requip name brand and have too take Repolirole 2mg but I am up all night with legs jumping all night and no sleep and get up to go the couch and try too sleep some.”

kakeladi August 24, 2013

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.”

7 / 10
Marklr · Taken for 1 to 2 years September 7, 2019

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “I've had RLS nearly all my life but it got a lot worse after I turned 40. The Dr first prescribed Gabapentin which didn't do much. Then I was prescribed a low dose of Ropinirole, building up to 2mg at night. It works for me.....stops the RLS no problem. If I forget to take a tablet, I won't sleep....the RLS starts kicking in to remind me! As for the side effects it induces impulse control disorders and hypersexuality disorders so I now have a gambling problem which is a known side effect so I'm skint from gambling, and have a sore penis from masturbating. Seriously”

Worldly Patriot April 7, 2008

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “I have moderate-to-severe Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). I take 1 or 1.5 mg of REQUIP nightly. It is 100% effective in eliminating all symptoms of RLS. I have no side-effects. It has been a miracle drug for me. I also want to say Mirapex (pramipexole) was also 100% effective for me, with no side-effects.”

10 / 10
Anonymous February 6, 2020

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “I started taking 3mg dose of ropinirole at night for my restless legs. I've had horrible restless legs for the past 2 years since I had my daughter. An hour after I took this medicine last night I was very nauseous and started throwing up. I didn't have restless legs last night but I was very sick for about an hour. I'm trying this medication one more night to see if I can get by without getting sick. If I do get sick again I'm going to only take half of the medication next time”

Sneeze & Weeze December 25, 2015

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “Have been taking Requip for 6 months. You have to be careful not to exceed recommended dosage and keep it as low as possible. It will or won't work for you, don't get impatient and take more shortly after first dose. I am lucky in that I do not get the vomiting/stomach issues. But you can almost time it to the minute, I start to cough, my nose feels like it is swollen inside and no air can get thru. Draining in to the throat makes the cough much worse. 2 1/2 to 3 hrs later-all better. Higher doses ( 2mg) make it much worse. However it still beats RLS without a doubt!!”

10 / 10
Izzl · Taken for less than 1 month December 29, 2018

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “Had been taking clonazepam for RLS. In the hospital Doctor decided to switch to Requip. That night traumatized me for a long time. Side effects , electric-like shooting pains exiting from my vertebrae bilaterally. When I returned home I looked up this medication. The approval rating was high, but if you read the side effects people had I would not recommend it to anyone. Leg pain with gabapentin. Mirapex made my muscles cramp up. My mom loved it, but I am back to clonazepam. Quality control bad with generics but as anyone who suffers from RLS knows, you get quite desperate, almost frantic if you run out of medication. BTW antidepressants exasperate symptoms.”

1 / 10
Kamapmjp13 · Taken for less than 1 month August 15, 2019

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “I tried it last night for the first time and I literally was on the phone with poison control for 30 min because I've never felt so sick in my entire life. It scared the beejesus out of me. Projectile vomiting, sweating, blacking out, anxiety through the roof, I had the fan on super low and it felt like needles on my skin. Finally after 3 hours of that I fell asleep, but woke up a few hours ago and I am still vomiting. My advice to anyone trying it for the first time, take a really small amount and make sure you have SOMETHING in your stomach.”

1 / 10
Blessedw92018 · Taken for less than 1 month March 28, 2019

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “I was prescribed Ropinirole 0.5 yesterday (3-27-19). Was told to start taking 1 a week working my way up to taking 4 a week at week 4. I took my first dose at 10:40pm and within 45 min was so disoriented I couldn't see straight and made my severe RLS 10x worse then before. My calves locked up as though I had a major Charlie horse and I couldn't stop my legs from moving. I felt extremely nauseous as well. Now the next day I have thrown up twice, my whole body hurts and I feel like I have the flu (which isn't a coincidence) I'm unable to hold my head up I'm terribly ill and weak from this medication today. This medicine has kept my mind fuzzy all day and extreme mood swings. I'm never like this ever but once I took this 1 dose I felt horrible. These horrible side effects aren't worth it I'm so done with this medication.”

1 / 10
blake0123 February 21, 2015

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “Let me first start by saying that Requip did work very well to control my restless legs syndrome. (I have terrible uncontrollable leg movement/pain). However the side effects of the HIGHER dosage made me very sick. Approximately one hour before bedtime I had taken the pill. I began to feel extremely nauseous, excruciating stomach cramps, chills, and my head started spinning. I could barely make it to the bathroom where I immediately threw up. I found relief soon thereafter from the side effects. I continued having a mild stomach ache about 4 hours later. Requip should definitely be taken by the smaller dosage at first. Then move up gradually when you feel that the dosage isn't covering all your pains. I take Requip daily and have for 10 years for my RLS. Feel better!”

10 / 10
Hippy · Taken for less than 1 month October 30, 2019

For Restless Legs Syndrome: “My doctor just prescribed ropinirole for my RLS but after reading the experiences of most other people who are taking it I'm terrified to try it. With PTSD, depression with anxiety and panic disorder this stuff just might harm me.”

Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month April 13, 2016

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “I am 44 and started taking Requip 1 mg on 4/06/2016 and it has been absolutely wonderful. My quality of life was so poor prior to this and wasn't getting but 2 hours of sleep a night...if that. I call it my miracle drug. I haven't had any side effects. The Doctor put me on it because I have a sleep study coming up and the last time I went to the sleep study, I didn't sleep. I was surprised that it worked for me the first night I took it.”

10 / 10
Sleepless in Dallas · Taken for 10 years or more February 16, 2013

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. ”

7 / 10
NF · Taken for less than 1 month April 5, 2017

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “I was told to take this medication around 5:00 PM. After taking this medicine for a week, I decided that I couldn't take it anymore. It kept me awake and still had restless legs. When I did sleep a little, I had bad dreams and I had repetitive thoughts all throughout the night. It was weird. I cut out caffeine and tried walking more and decided to try it again for a week but no change. I just couldn't take it.”

2 / 10
lbferguson September 2, 2008

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “I have been on Requip for over a year now and it is a God-send. Requip has saved my life. I don't have any of the side effects (sleepiness, etc.) associated with Requip, thank goodness, but it does let me sleep at night. I asked my doctor to prescribe it for me and she had never heard of Requip until I told her about it. Surprise! I will be on Requip forever until science figures out what causes RLS. I highly recommend Requip to anybody who has RLS. Side effects for me - none whatsoever, just a good night's sleep for a change.”

10 / 10
Ally · Taken for 10 years or more April 13, 2018

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.”

10 / 10
Katz · Taken for 10 years or more November 1, 2018

Requip (ropinirole) for Restless Legs Syndrome: “Been on Requip, 1mg for over ten years. The first 10 days or so, it was awful. Thought I would pass out. Kept stopping and starting again. Then like magic, no more side effects and worked 90% of the time. Retired this year and switch to cheaper ropinerole, 2mg as the lower dose was useless! Nausea too. So, now it 8months later and switched back to brand Requip. Some things are just not worth the cheaper price. Grateful I will sleep tonight!!”

10 / 10

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