What is Ropinirole?

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Ropinirole is an anti-Parkinson's agent used to treat the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD). It is also used for the treatment of moderate-to-severe primary Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Parkinson's disease 1,160 814
Restless legs syndrome 367 195
Restless feeling in legs 266 109
Stiffness/spasticity 50 50
Tremor(s) 30 43
Periodic limb movement disorder 20 7

Show all 81 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 160
Moderate 252
Mild 330
None 372

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ropinirole

Side effect Patients
Nausea 92
Fatigue 54
Swelling in feet 37
Tiredness 35
Sleepiness 31
Swelling in ankles 29

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ropinirole

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 30
2 mg daily 22
12 mg daily 18
0.5 mg daily 17
8 mg daily 17
4 mg daily 16
1 mg three times daily 15
6 mg daily 9
0.25 mg daily 8
2 mg three times daily 8

See all 52 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ropinirole

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 292
Did not seem to work 155
Doctor's advice 153
Other 83
Expense 23
Personal research 20
Course of treatment ended 17
Change in health plan coverage 13
See all 572 patients who've stopped taking Ropinirole

Duration

Currently taking Ropinirole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 53
5 - 10 years 87
10 years or more 62

Stopped taking Ropinirole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 101
1 - 6 months 170
6 months - 1 year 87
1 - 2 years 94
2 - 5 years 102
5 - 10 years 43
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 915
Usually 138
Sometimes 23
Never taken as prescribed 38
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 48
Somewhat hard to take 105
A little hard to take 179
Not at all hard to take 782
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 54
$100-199 23
$50-99 73
$25-49 117
< $25 482
Not specified 365

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ropinirole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 21
Rotigotine (Neupro Patch) 14
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 12
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 7
Rasagiline (Azilect) 6

Show all 18 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ropinirole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 27
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 18
Rotigotine (Neupro Patch) 13
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 6
Rasagiline (Azilect) 4

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching to

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114 patient evaluations for Ropinirole

Feb 21, 2018 (Started Apr 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

Nov 14, 2016 (Started Apr 24, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 15, 2018 (Started Nov 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for tremor(s))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Four times daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 23, 2017 (Started May 01, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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