REQUIP Reviews

Average Rating: 2.8 (374 Ratings)

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 1  RLS Experience awful sickness with this drug every single time I take it without fail to the point where I can't stomach even water for hours. Also experience really bad congestion especially when the doctor increased my dose from 1mg to 2mg. The congestion is so bad i can't breathe through my nose at all and gives me a feeling of panic when I try and sleep which induces anxiety attacks. Also constantly tired throughout the next day. Going to try my best to come off it because the side effects really aren't worth it. F 27 5 months
2mg 1X D
 1  RLS With in 5 minutes of taking the pill I had really bad stomach cramps .. extreme nausea. Hot flashes. Then vomiting profusely while at the same time my nose got so congested I couldn't breath. Followed by diarrhea, weakness and itching. This all lasted for about 6 hours and I'm still feeling slight stomach cramping. I hadn't had time to notice if I had RLS. That's a hell of a cure. 😖 F 43 1 days
1xd 1X D
 2  RLS I feel like I have the flu. I'm nauseated, tired, achy, have a headache, am definitely not hungry, and just generally feel like I've been run over by a truck. I barely slept the second night I took it and was sweaty in my 59° F house as well as quite anxious. I was going to continue to try it to see if the side effects got better but my doctor told me to quit while I was ahead. The strangest side effect was that my oxygen level at night was dipping. It was going down to about 93 while I was awake. I usually have fantastic O2 saturation. I DO recommend trying this med if you have RLS. Sadly, it was helping me but the side effects just aren't tolerable. I do take a lot of medications, however, and adding new ones is notoriously difficult. Give it a try at the lowest dose. If you begin to have side effects, tell your doctor right away to see if they're worth pushing through or if you need to try something different. Best of luck! F 35 2 days
0.25 1X D
 3  Rls Nasal congestion and nausea F 50 10 years
4mg 1X D
 1  RLS Slept better/no RLS issues but I have napped for over 6 hours today, feel nauseous and feel depressed. I will not be continuing this medication. I guess it's back to the gummies for me. F 51 1 days
.25 1X D
 1  Parkinson's Disease Slowness of movement, Unsteadiness, Weakness in legs, Involuntary movement of arm, Effortful swallowing, Slow thinking, Struggle to find words, Fuzzy head, Nausea, Tingling in left foot, Disorientation if move head or eyes fast, Low blood pressure, hypersensitivity to sounds, Chills, Shivering, Feeling faint, Nasal congestion, Excessive yawning, Eyes watering, Hot flushes, Panic attacks Doctor prescribed Ropinirole for early onset Parkinson. I took it for 5 months. It had zero effect on my arm tremor but had 21 bad side effects - of which seven are also symptoms of PD itself. This caused me to think my PD was getting rapidly worse which increased my anxiety which in turn increased my tremor. Because it had no effect on my tremor my Neurologist kept telling me to increase the dose which made everything worse. I decided of my own accord to come off the drug and on the first day with no Ropinirole every single one of the side effects vanished. A second PD specialist reassured me that PD does not progress so fast and that it should have been obvious to my Neurologist that these were drug side effects. I have since dumped both the drug and the Neurologist. M 69 5 months
3.5 mg 3X D
 1  Restless leg I was given this by my doctor after telling her that I have been struggling for almost 4 years with electric like shocks in my legs and one arm. These were keeping me awake almost all night and would start about 20 minutes after I lay down. I was given low dose Ativan in hospital which 100% stopped the restless leg but because I take a pain med for migraine and multiple sclerosis issues she didn't want to prescribe Ativan. For the last two weeks I have had very severe migraine and nausea. I couldn't even hold down a sip of water. I will say requip seemed to stop the restless leg problem but then I felt like I was wide awake and nauseous. That effect left me still unable to sleep. I won't be taking this drug again. I hate waking up with agonizing headaches. I wish so much for something to let me sleep well. I think it's unfortunate that benzodiazepines have been abused by some so that people who need them for quality of life cannot utilize them. F 47 2 weeks
1 1X D
 4  RLS Must go to bed within 30-45 minutes of dose or am nauseous and need at least 5-6 hours of sleep for the effect to wear off. Started with 1 MG, have needed to increase dosage by 1 MG every two years. Am worried as 10 MG is the highest. Prior to Requip, my RLS was so horrific I wanted to chop off my legs with a chainsaw, was told after sleep study my legs jump every 15 seconds. Any side effects are well worth it. I would not survive without it. F 50 8 years
4 MG 1X D
 1  RLS Nausea, vomiting so severe that I passed out; feeling like I am 90; twice left me unable to get up without help, and I am otherwise in great shape Seemed to work at first, but quickly requires increased dosage, and the higher dosage put me in ICU. M 53 7 months
3mg 2X day
 1  RLS Life ended at 5pm each night. Altered personality, vomiting. I believe other meds you maybe taking cause RLS. The drug should be banned. The withdraw is unbelievably intense. F 60 18 years
3mg 1X D
 5  RLS Maybe some slight nausea and a little bit of mild depression right afterwards but I take it at night and feel fine in the morning I would never want to be without this drug because the RLS syndrome is so horrible this almost takes it completely away F 61 8 months
 1  Rls I have been so sick since taking it. I only took it 2 days and I have been extremely nauseous and having very bad headaches. I have not had sleep for 2 days and it did not help my restless legs. I won't be taking this medicine any more. F 32 2 days
 4  Essential tremors None Waking up at about 2 0r 3 am with tremors F 59 26 days
 5  Essential tremors Started out with 0.25 .3 x on 0.5 1morning.1 afternoon. 2 at night It has really helped me a great deal.My Doctor has helped me a lot trying to figure out the right medicine for me.Requip was one. F 59 0 days
0.5 mgs 4x
 1  Shaking hands Severe leg cramps F 21 days
 1  Restless legs syndrome Intense night sweats, nausea, irritability, little relief from RLS I thought I'd take a break from Mirapex. What a big mistake. I would not recommend this drug to the general population. I also found it annoying that my health care provider knew nothing of side effects are that the dosage had to be increased each week. M 55 2 months
.5 to 2MG 1X D
 5  restless legs syndrome, SEVERE nausea With my RLS, only able to sleep 2 hours/day, for the past 18 months. The sleep deprivation was making me a vegetable. Worked up to 2 mg/night of ropinirole, and sleep soundly for 7-8 hours, without kicking. A miracle!! Just plain saved my life and sanity!!! M 80 90 days
2 mg 1X D
 1  RLS OMG!!! Within 30 minutes of swallowing this AWFUL pill.... I was beyond SICK! First came SEVERE NAUSEA!!! 2nd.. The ABSOLUTE NEED TO PUKE 3rd .. Stomach Pain ......even tender to the touch 4th ....Chills!!!! AND these symptoms occurred very QUICKLY and close together. I had NO CHOICE but to go to bed....with the bathroom trash -can at my bedside. I have NEVER in my lifetime felt so quickly from anything. Due to the timing, there was NO DOUBT what the cause was. I will NEVER swallow another one of these pills! NEVER!!!! Now.. having read some of these reviews prior to leaving one myself.... I see that I definitely am not the only one to experience this TORTURE! I also can see that my doctor NEVER should have prescribed me such a high dose from the get go. 3mg. And told me to take 3mg. twice daily..... BS!!!! That definitely did NOT happen. After round 1.... UGH! Dose 2 is NEVER gonna happen. Poke me with a fork...I'm done. Lucky for my doctor today is Friday and the office is closed. Because I have SOMETHING to say.... F 48 1 days
 1  For my legs and I got sick Yes I feel sick to my stomach​ all day just don't feel good after I took it had chill's feel shake all day I will never take that again I don't like how I feel my chest been hurt a little bit Don't like it made me sick F 40 0 days
 1  Restless legs After taking Requip I was like a zombie,so drugged feeling. Go to sleep while talking, did not help my legs.I'd just have to go to bed,couldn't function. F 59 8 months

REQUIP  (ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE):  This medication is used alone or with other medications to treat Parkinson's disease. It can improve your ability to move and decrease shakiness (tremor), stiffness, slowed movement, and unsteadiness. It may also decrease the number of episodes of not being able to move ("on-off syndrome"). Ropinirole is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS). It may improve your sleep by decreasing the urge to move your legs and decreasing uncomfortable/unpleasant feelings in the legs. This medication works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (dopamine) in the brain.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)