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Learn more about REQUIP XL

What is REQUIP XL?

What is REQUIP XL?

REQUIP XL is the brand name for ropinorole and is available as an extended-release oral tablet.

What dosages is REQUIP XL available in?

What dosages is REQUIP XL available in?

REQUIP XL is available as a 2 mg, 4 mg, 8 mg, and 12 mg extended-release oral tablet.

What is REQUIP XL used for?

What is REQUIP XL used for?

REQUIP XL is a dopamine agonist that is used to treat Parkinson’s disease (PD).

How does REQUIP XL work?

How does REQUIP XL work?

REQUIP XL is a dopamine agonist. It’s not completely known how the medication works. But it’s thought to act like a chemical called dopamine in the brain. Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome seem to be caused by problems in the dopamine system in the brain. So by acting like dopamine, ropinirole helps improve movement problems for people with Parkinson’s disease or restless legs syndrome.

How do I take REQUIP XL?

How do I take REQUIP XL?

Parkinson’s disease: The typical starting dose is 2 mg by mouth once daily for the first 1 to 2 weeks of treatment. The maximum dose is 24 mg per day.

Is it safe for me to take REQUIP XL?

Is it safe for me to take REQUIP XL?

REQUIP XL is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

REQUIP XL Common Side Effects

REQUIP XL Common Side Effects

Common side effects of REQUIP XL:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Sleepiness
  • Weakness
  • Feeling faint
  • Vomiting
  • Viral infection
  • Indigestion
REQUIP XL Serious Side Effects

REQUIP XL Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with REQUIP XL. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following.

  • Serious withdrawal symptoms (neuroleptic malignant syndrome): fever, sweating, stiff muscles, confusion, not aware of your surroundings, fast or irregular heartbeat
  • Impulse-control behavior: intense urges for certain behaviors (e.g., gambling, shopping, binge eating, engaging in sexual activity)
  • Changes in behavior or hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there)
Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on REQUIP XL

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on REQUIP XL

The following medications may interact with REQUIP XL:

  • Inhibitors or inducers of CYP1A2: May alter the clearance of REQUIP XL; dose adjustment may be required
  • Hormone replacement therapy (HRT): Starting or stopping HRT may require dose adjustment of REQUIP XL
  • Dopamine antagonists (e.g., neuroleptics, metoclopramide): May reduce efficacy of REQUIP XL
Who makes REQUIP XL?

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Is REQUIP XL safe in pregnancy?

Is REQUIP XL safe in pregnancy?

Based on animal data, REQUIP XL may cause fetal harm. You should talk to your healthcare provider before taking this medication if you are pregnant.


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