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Drug information on Ropitor (0.5mg) (Ropinirole) from Torrent Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.

Ropitor (0.5mg)

Torrent Laboratories Pvt. Ltd.
Generic : Ropinirole
10 Tablets

Drug Name : Ropinirole

Ropinirole(Requip) generic Ropitor (0.5mg) is a dopamine agonist, prescribed for Parkinson's disease and restless leg syndrome (RLS). It works by acting in place of dopamine, a natural substance in the brain that is needed to control movement.
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Written & Compiled by Anushta Chandrapalan, M.Sc  | Medically Reviewed by The Medindia Medical Review Team on February, 2, 2017
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Medical Condition(s) for which Ropitor (0.5mg) may be prescribed

Side effects of Ropitor (0.5mg)

   Most Common : Involuntary movements, nausea, dizziness, hallucinations, drowsiness, abdominal pain/discomfort and low blood pressure.

   ENT : Inner ear trauma.

   Gastrointestinal : Nausea, constipation, abdominal pain/discomfort, diarrhea and dry mouth.

   General : Swelling in the extremities.

   Musculoskeletal : Back pain.

   Central Nervous system : Anxiety.

   Heart : High blood pressure.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

The initial dose is 2 mg taken once daily for 1 to 2 weeks, followed by increases of 2 mg/day at 1-week.

How to use Ropitor (0.5mg)?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

When is Ropitor (0.5mg) not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Ropitor (0.5mg)

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of heart problems, high or low blood pressure, liver disease, mental illness, sleep disorder, alcoholism, any allergy, who are taking this other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

• It may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or fainting, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.

• Avoid alcohol consumption.

• Patient may develop with increased risk of skin cancer (melanoma); if you notice any unusual skin growths consult with your doctor immediately.

• It should not be used in children.

Other Precautions for Ropitor (0.5mg)

Avoid excess dosage.

Storage Conditions for Ropitor (0.5mg)

Store it at room temperature (25°C), keep away from direct sunlight and excess heat and moisture.

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