Ropinirole is the helpful medicine that is used to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome. It is a dopamine receptor agonist and also known as a dopaminergic drug. Parkinson's disease is a disease described by stiff muscles, tremor and slow movement due to a requirement of dopamine in a definite part of the brain. Ropinirole motivate the dopamine receptors in the brain and this assists improving the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Ropinirole can be used only or in mixture with another medicine like levodopa to treat Parkinson's disease. It is also used in the short-term treatment of Restless Legs syndrome. In this disease of Restless Legs syndrome, people move their legs regularly, especially at night and mostly faces problem in sleeping with associated leg discomfort.
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It is important to follow the dosing timetable set by the doctor to avoid an overdose. Overdose of this medicine can cause some serious effects.
You may feel the side effects like fever, painful throat, headache, peeling, and red skin rash, bruising, harsh tingling, lack of sensation, pain, muscle weakness. If you feel any kind of side effect, talk to your doctor immediately.
You need to take this only on your doctor's approval. The dosage is based according to patient’s medical condition and reaction to treatment. It may take some time like few weeks or few days for this medicine to take effect. If you unexpectedly discontinue taking this drug, it may be harmful. If your condition is still same and or got worse, you must inform your doctor immediately. Do not stop taking this medication without doctor advice.