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 1,142 802
Restless legs syndrome 352 179
Restless feeling in legs 264 108
Stiffness/spasticity 50 48
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 160
Moderate 249
Mild 326
None 351

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Ropinirole

Side effect Patients
Nausea 93
Daytime sleepiness 87
Fatigue 54
Tiredness 35
Swelling in feet 31
Sleepiness 29

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ropinirole

Dosage Patients
1 mg daily 26
8 mg daily 25
12 mg daily 22
2 mg daily 21
4 mg daily 16
0.5 mg daily 12
1 mg three times daily 12
2 mg three times daily 12
6 mg daily 12
3 mg daily 11

See all 56 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Ropinirole

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 287
Doctor's advice 153
Did not seem to work 152
Other 83
Expense 22
Personal research 20
Course of treatment ended 17
Change in health plan coverage 12
See all 564 patients who've stopped taking Ropinirole

Duration

Currently taking Ropinirole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 28
2 - 5 years 72
5 - 10 years 110
10 years or more 56

Stopped taking Ropinirole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 97
1 - 6 months 169
6 months - 1 year 86
1 - 2 years 95
2 - 5 years 101
5 - 10 years 41
10 years or more 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 891
Usually 133
Sometimes 24
Never taken as prescribed 38
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 48
Somewhat hard to take 102
A little hard to take 176
Not at all hard to take 760
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 54
$100-199 22
$50-99 73
$25-49 117
< $25 474
Not specified 346

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ropinirole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 19
Rotigotine (Neupro Patch) 13
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 9
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 7
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 5

Show all 16 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Ropinirole and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 27
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 16
Rotigotine (Neupro Patch) 13
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 6
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: 0.5 mg Four times daily
Advice & Tips: n/a
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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