Requip XL (Ropinirole)
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What is Requip XL Medication used for?
Requip XL is a dopamine agonist used to treat Parkinson’s disease. It may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor. Requip XL is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist that works by helping to restore the balance of dopamine in the brain and is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, and poor muscle control. Requip XL can also be used to treat restless legs syndrome.
The Requip XL cost of 2 mg 30 tablets at Canada Pharmacy is the most affordable in the market.
Requip XL 2mg, 4 mg, and 8 mg contain ropinirole 2 mg, ropinirole 4 mg and ropinirole 8 mg as an active ingredient, respectively.
The inactive ingredients include:
- Hypromellose 2208
- Hydrogenated castor oil
- Carmellose sodium
- Povidone K29-32
- Magnesium stearate
- Lactose monohydrate
- Anhydrous colloidal silica
- Mannitol (E421)
- Ferric oxide yellow (E172)
- Glycerol dibehenate
Requip XL tablets should be taken once daily. Follow the exact dosage prescribed by your doctor. Do not alter the dosage without consulting your doctor.
Contact your doctor immediately if you experience anxiety, blood in the urine, blurred vision, chest pain, confusion, decreased coordination, fainting, falling asleep during the daytime or normal daily activities, irregular heartbeat.
Also, inform the doctor if you experience hallucinations, impotence, joint stiffness or pain, nightmares, numbness or tingling of the skin, severe or persistent headache or dizziness, shortness of breath, swelling of the arms or legs, uncontrolled muscle movements, or unusual skin growths or change in the appearance of a mole.
Side effects that may occur while taking Requip XL include:
- Increased sweating
- Dry mouth
- Loss of appetite
- Sore throat or flu-like symptoms
- Stomach pain or upset
If the side effects persist or worsen, contact your doctor immediately.
In case of any allergic reactions such as hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, you need to get immediate medical help.
In case of any serious side effects, seek immediate medical help. Severe side effects include:
- Feeling like you might pass out
- Stiff muscles
- Fast or irregular heartbeats
- Fall asleep during a daily activity
- Tight feeling in your chest
- Trouble breathing
Product Code: 11339
What is a Generic Drug?
A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.