Requip is composed of active component Ropinirole Hydrochloride, which belongs to a class of drugs known as dopamine agonists. This medication is manufactured by a well-known pharmaceutical company, GlaxoSmithKline LLC. It is indicated to treat Parkinson's disease. The available dosages 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg. It is made available in a conventional tablet form.
Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline LLC
Active Ingredient: Ropinirole Hydrochloride is the hydrochloride salt form of ropinirole, a non-ergot dopamine agonist with antiparkinsonian property. Acting as a substitute for dopamine, ropinirole hydrochloride binds to and activates dopamine D2 and D3 receptors within the caudate-putamen in the brain, thereby improving motor function.
Indications: Mentioned medication is indicated alone or with other drugs to treat Parkinson's disease. Requip can improve the ability to move and reduce shakiness, stiffness, slowed movement, and unsteadiness. This drug may also decrease the number of episodes of not being able to move. Ropinirole composed drug is also used to treat restless legs syndrome. It improves sleep by reducing the urge to move legs and reducing uncomfortable/unpleasant feelings in the legs. It restores the balance of a certain natural substance in the brain.
Action Mechanism: Ropinirole composed medicine belongs to a class of medications called dopamine agonists. Requip has the same effect in the central nervous system as the natural chemical dopamine. This natural chemical in the brain is needed by the body to help control movement. These conditions like Parkinson’s disease, the cells that produce dopamine die. This drug acts by acting in place of the missing dopamine.
Dosages: This medicine is available in dosages as given below:
- 0.25 mg: This medicine should be taken 3 times a day with or without food, as directed by the doctor
- 0.5 mg: It is to be consumed 3 times a day before or after a meal as mentioned in the prescribed by the doctor.
- 1 mg: This tablet must be taken 3 times a day as directed by the doctor
- 2 mg: This medicine is to be used 2- or 3-times day as advised by the doctor
Note: This medication may cause hallucinations; most commonly among elderly people. Seek the medical help immediately if experience hallucinations.