112 patient evaluations for Ropinirole

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Dec 25, 2009 (Started Apr 16, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (pre occupation of thought)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It was a mood enhancer, depression was much less severe. Side effects were bad: fluid retention 20-30 lbs, paranoid thoughts, obsessive behavior made this drug intolerable
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: pre occupation of thought

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Dec 6, 2009 (Started Jul 11, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (manic behaviors, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: psychological side effects including manic behaviors, uncontrollable shopping, insomnia, severe obsessions of creative activities, slight ignorance of family needs, major loss of weight (December 2009 - 103 lbs, size "0" clothing), fast talking, always on the run!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: manic behaviors, dry mouth

Nov 13, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Side effects: manic behaviors, dry mouth

Oct 28, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2003)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Within one week a complete change in the wearing off effects.
Side effects: manic behaviors, dry mouth

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Dec 3, 2009 (Started May 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (edema (fluid retention), somnolence)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: When diagnosed, I started off with Requip 2 mg per day and from there it was taken up to 16 mg per day. It really did help for the tremors, but for the last 3 weeks appoximately my legs, ankles and feet started swelling. At first I did not realize that the Requip had anything to do with it, but as it became worse (the edema), I did more and more research and found this link: Mombu the Medicine Forum > Medicine > Characteristics of Dopamine Agonist Induced Peripheral Edema (Swelling of the Legs) (calcium parkinson dopamine) . I discussed it with my neurologist and she immediately stopped the Requip XL and put me on Carbilev. The swelling had already started going down (one day).
Side effects: somnolence, edema (fluid retention), edema (fluid retention)

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Nov 16, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (problems concentrating, daytime sleepiness, indigestion, muscle cramps, hypersexuality, sweating, nausea, fatigue, Pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, daytime sleepiness, indigestion, nausea, muscle cramps, sweating, hypersexuality, Pain, fatigue

Feb 5, 2009 (Started Jan 10, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (problems concentrating, daytime sleepiness, indigestion, muscle cramps, hypersexuality, sweating, nausea, fatigue, Pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, daytime sleepiness, indigestion, nausea, muscle cramps, sweating, hypersexuality, Pain, fatigue

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Nov 4, 2009 (Started Nov 18, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2009 (Started Mar 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: THIS WORKS EXTREMELY WELL FOR ME. I'M FEELINF NORAL BECAUE OF THIS MED
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 18, 2009 (Started Dec 21, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (tiredness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: works wonderfully!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: tiredness

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 17, 2009 (Started Jan 07, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 28, 2009 (Started Oct 11, 1999)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If I don't take it as scheduled the symptoms return with a vengeance!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 10, 2009 (Started Jan 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (problems concentrating, swelling in ankles, swelling in feet, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No impact that I can notice. My hair has started to fall out. I don't know if that is a side effect of this medication.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, swelling in feet, daytime sleepiness, swelling in ankles, constipation, constipation

  • 1 helpful mark
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