ropinirole (Requip, Requip XL)

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GENERIC NAME: ropinorole hydrochloride

BRAND NAME: Requip, Requip XL

DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM: Ropinorole is an anti-Parkinson's medication. Ropinorole works by binding to dopamine receptors in the brain. Ropinorole stimulates the dopamine receptors and improves symptoms of Parkinson's disease. The FDA approved ropinirole in September 1997. It is also a treatment for Restless legs syndrome (RLS ).



PREPARATIONS: Tablets (immediate release): 0.25, 0.5, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 mg. Tablets (extended-release): 2, 4, 6, 8, 12 mg

STORAGE Store ropinorole immediate-release and extended-release tablets between temperatures 15 C and 30 C (59 F and 86 F).

PRESCRIBED FOR: Ropinorole is used for the treatment of signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease and moderate-to-severe restless leg syndrome (RLS).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/3/2014

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