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 1,132 793
Restless legs syndrome 338 162
Restless feeling in legs 257 105
Stiffness/spasticity 50 46
Tremor(s) 30 42
Periodic limb movement disorder 20 7

Show all 83 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 250
Mild 322
None 330

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 27

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Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Ropinirole

Dosage Patients
2 mg daily 20
1 mg daily 16
12 mg daily 13
8 mg daily 12
0.5 mg daily 11
1 mg three times daily 10
3 mg daily 10
4 mg daily 9
6 mg daily 9
1 mg twice daily 7

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Why patients stopped taking Ropinirole

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Reason Patients
Side effects too severe 281
Doctor's advice 152
Did not seem to work 147
Other 81
Expense 22
Personal research 18
Course of treatment ended 15
Change in health plan coverage 11
See all 556 patients who've stopped taking Ropinirole

Duration

Currently taking Ropinirole

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 62
5 - 10 years 82
10 years or more 36

Stopped taking Ropinirole

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 88
1 - 6 months 166
6 months - 1 year 94
1 - 2 years 92
2 - 5 years 98
5 - 10 years 41
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 866
Usually 134
Sometimes 26
Never taken as prescribed 36
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 49
Somewhat hard to take 104
A little hard to take 171
Not at all hard to take 738
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 53
$100-199 22
$50-99 73
$25-49 116
< $25 470
Not specified 328

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Ropinirole after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Pramipexole (Mirapex) 20
Rotigotine (Neupro Patch) 11
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 7
Amantadine (Symmetrel) 5
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 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) 3
Carbidopa-Entacapone-Levodopa (Stalevo) 3

Show all 24 treatments patients report switching to

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112 patient evaluations for Ropinirole

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

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

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

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