112 patient evaluations for Ropinirole

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Jun 1, 2009 (Started Oct 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (swelling in ankles, swelling in feet, hypersexuality)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 16 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Agonists like Mirapex and Requip can cause compulsive behaviors that can be very serious. These behaviors increase in severity as dose levels increase and are more likely to occur after taking these drugs for more than one year.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: swelling in feet, swelling in ankles, hypersexuality

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May 15, 2009 (Started May 15, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I tried Ropinirole to see if the side effects would be different from Mirapex. They weren't.

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May 6, 2009 (Started Jul 07, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty sleeping, indigestion)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Side effects: indigestion, difficulty sleeping

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Mar 29, 2009 (Started Oct 04, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (problems concentrating, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, nausea, nausea

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Mar 28, 2009 (Started Jul 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have foiund the generic ropinerole to not work as well as the brand requip. I was able to get a prior authorization from my insurance. I take it in 3 separtate doses. I start at 6 pm, the 2nd dose is 2 hrs before bedtime and the final dose is right at bedtime.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea

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Mar 9, 2009 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Tried to bare with it but overcome with nausia about 30 minutes after taking the pill 3 times a day. Discontinued use after about a month. Changed to Carb/Levodopa CR 50/200 three times a day with much success. I also take Artane, Paxil, and Atenolol.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea and vomiting, nausea

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Nov 03, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nausea and vomiting, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 0.75 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: From the beginning, Requip was hard to take after the first treatment. Perhaps someone else may respond differently and not vomit following the first half hour.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: nausea and vomiting, nausea

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Feb 28, 2009 (Started Jan 09, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Improve mobility)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Feb 5, 2009 (Started Dec 03, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (daytime sleepiness, indigestion, sweating, nausea, constipation)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Try Requip SR instead if at all possible
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: daytime sleepiness, indigestion, sweating, nausea, constipation

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Feb 1, 2009 (Started Jun 04, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (problems concentrating, swelling in ankles, swelling in feet, daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Need to be aware of any sleepiness and the timing - ex.., I would get the sleepies for 15-20 minutes about 20-30 minutes after taking Requip. If I was driving a long distance or all day I would sometimes opt to not take Requip or to take Provigil to off-set the sleepies.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: problems concentrating, daytime sleepiness, swelling in feet, swelling in ankles

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Jan 10, 2009 (Started Feb 09, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Take as directed and call rhe doctor if there are any problems
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 14, 2008 (Started Feb 09, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Take as directed and on time
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 20, 2008 (Started Feb 09, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2008 (Started Feb 09, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Feb 09, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Take it regularly and on time. Also work out a dosing schedule in which your peak activity level matches the peak level of medication . I am taking the generic . so the savings are substantial $6 mo vs $600 mo
Cost: < $25 monthly

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