Requip

BaykayakR's Requip History (Ongoing)
Requip (ropinirole)
Daily Apr 25 - May 16, 2008
11.5 mg Daily May 16 - Aug 23, 2008
12 mg Daily Aug 23, 2008 - Jan 24, 2011
8 mg Daily Jan 24 - Apr 05, 2011
4 mg Daily Apr 05, 2011 - Last Update

BaykayakR's Requip is for…

  • Parkinson's Disease

BaykayakR's side effects of Requip…

  • Swelling in ankles Sep 4, 2009
  • Swelling in feet Sep 4, 2009
  • Breathing difficulty with activity Nov 17, 2010
  • Daytime sleepiness Sep 11, 2008
  • Obsessions Nov 29, 2010

Evaluations


May 3, 2011

Dosage
4 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Swelling in ankles, Swelling in feet, Breathing difficulty with activity, Daytime sleepiness, Obsessions)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
Over time I began to have obsessive thought and behavior patterns and my ankles began to swell. As the dosage has been reduced my aerobic breathing has returned to nearly the levels before I began taking medication. At 8 mg or more I was unable to swim the regular distances I had been swimming previously
Cost
$25-49 monthly

Sep 4, 2009

Dosage
12 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Swelling in ankles, Swelling in feet, Daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
Long acting (XL) formula allows me to feel more normal.
Cost
$25-49 monthly

Sep 11, 2008

Dosage
12 mg Daily
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's Disease)
  • side effects
    Mild (Daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips
I'm taking Requip XL; the dosage is very steady and the sleepiness is more easily controlled.

About Requip (Prescription Drug)

Requip is a brand name for ropinirole, an antiparkinson's drug that is used in the treatment of Parkinson’s Disease. It is also approved for use in the treatment of moderate-to-severe primary restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Learn more about Requip in our Requip Community Report.