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 1,137 792
Restless legs syndrome 350 176
Restless feeling in legs 262 107
Stiffness/spasticity 50 47
Tremor(s) 30 42
Periodic limb movement disorder 20 7

Show all 82 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
159
Moderate
248
Mild
322
None
342

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ropinirole

Side effect Patients
Nausea 93
Daytime sleepiness 87
Fatigue 53
Tiredness 35
Swelling in feet 31
Sleepiness 28

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ropinirole

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 28
2 mg daily 25
8 mg daily 19
12 mg daily 19
4 mg daily 15
3 mg daily 13
0.5 mg daily 11
1 mg three times daily 10
6 mg daily 10
2 mg three times daily 8

See all 57 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ropinirole

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 285
Doctor's advice 152
Did not seem to work 149
Other 81
Expense 22
Personal research 19
Course of treatment ended 17
Change in health plan coverage 11
See all 559 patients who've stopped taking Ropinirole

Duration

Currently taking Ropinirole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 67
5 - 10 years 108
10 years or more 54

Stopped taking Ropinirole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 95
1 - 6 months 169
6 months - 1 year 86
1 - 2 years 93
2 - 5 years 100
5 - 10 years 41
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 880
Usually 131
Sometimes 24
Never taken as prescribed 36
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 48
Somewhat hard to take 102
A little hard to take 172
Not at all hard to take 749
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 54
$100-199 22
$50-99 73
$25-49 117
< $25 470
Not specified 335

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ropinirole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 19
Rotigotine (Neupro Patch) 13
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 8
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 6
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 5

Show all 15 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ropinirole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 27
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 15
Rotigotine (Neupro Patch) 13
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 4
Rasagiline (Azilect) 4

Show all 25 treatments patients report switching to

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112 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

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

Oct 11, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: n/a
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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