Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride) - 0.25mg (100 Tablets)



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Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride) is used for restless leg syndrome (RLS) and Parkinson's disease. It works by stimulating the dopamine receptors.

Brand Name : Apo-Ropinirole
Manufacturer : Apotex Pharmaceutical
Country of Origin : Canada
Intended Patient : Unisex
Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride) - 0.25mg (100 Tablets) Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride) - 0.25mg (100 Tablets)
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Main Use Active Ingredient Marketed Name
Treatment for Parkinson's disease or restless leg syndrome Ropinirole Hydrochloride Ropinirole

Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride) is used for restless leg syndrome (RLS) and Parkinson's disease. It works by stimulating the dopamine receptors. Parkinson's disease affects the central nervous system, causing symptoms such as tremors, stiffness and speech problems. These symptoms are due to the degeneration of nerve cells which are responsible for body movements and dopamine production. The main ingredient in this medicine is known as a dopamine agonist.

It acts on the receptor sites in the brain that dopamine normally acts on, which results in the production of effects which are similar to dopamine, as well as the restoration of dopamine activity. As a result of this, symptoms of Parkinson's disease can be relieved. Patients may be given this medicine for use on its own (monotherapy) or else in combination with another type of medicine (levodopa). Other potential applications for this medicine have also been explored in a number of medical studies, including the treatment of antidepressant induced sexual dysfunction.

Dosage and Administration
Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride) tablets each contain 0.25mg of the active ingredient. Follow the dosage instructions of your doctor, bearing in mind that weekly titration of the dosage may be necessary in order to achieve the desired effects. Patients treating Parkinson's disease may be told to take 0.25mg 3 times per day as an initial dose for the first week of treatment.

This may be increased by the doctor as follows: 0.5mg 3 times per day for week 2, 0.75mg 3 times per day for week 3 and 1mg 3 times per day for week 4. Any further adjustments will be decided by the doctor in charge of treatment based on the individual treatment goals. The dosage regimen for adults treating restless leg syndrome differs from that used to treat Parkinson's, and patients will need to follow the instructions of their doctor. It is usually taken once per day before bed, with the exact dosage differing due to individual factors.

Side effects
Possible reactions that may occur during treatment with Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride) can include:

  • Insomnia
  • Flushing or perspiration
  • A reduced sense of touch
  • Anxious or agitated mood
  • Dryness inside the mouth

Other side effects are also possible. Get help from a doctor straight away if you suffer from hallucinations, double vision, fever, feeling as if you will faint or any other serious side effects which have not been listed here.

Withdrawal symptoms including stiff muscles and fever could occur if treatment is abruptly ceased. Should treatment need to be discontinued for any reason, your doctor will provide you with advice on how to prevent this from occurring.

If your doctor orders any adjustments to your dosing schedule, it is possible that side effects may increase for a brief period of time. Talk to your doctor about this.

Seek immediate emergency medical attention if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms to watch for, which may be indicative of a reaction, include skin rashes, hives, swelling of the face or limbs, trouble breathing, and trouble swallowing.

Always use Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride) as you have been prescribed by your doctor. Never self-medicate or change your dosage without first consulting your doctor. The correct dosage can vary depending on your health, medical history, and the severity of the condition being treated.

This medication may not be safe for all patients. Before you begin using it always disclose the following to your doctor:

  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you suffer from any allergies.
  • If you suffer from any other health conditions or illnesses.
  • If you are using any other medicine (including all non-prescription).
  • If you are using any supplements, vitamins, or herbal products of any kind.

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