What is Requip?
Requip is a dopaminergic agent and it has some of the same effects as dopamine, a naturally occuring chemical found in your body. Low levels of dopamine in the brain are associated with Parkinson's disease.
What is Requip used for?
Requip is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease (stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, and poor muscle control). It is also used for treating restless legs syndrome (RLS).
How should Requip be consumed?
Requip can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day. It may take up to several weeks before your symptoms improve. Requip can be taken with or without food. Take the medicine at the same time each day.
What should be avoided while taking Requip?
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or one might feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady to prevent a fall. Dizziness might impair thinking or reactions. Avoid driving or operating machinery until one might know how this medicine will affect.
What other drugs will affect Requip?
Taking Requip with other drugs that make you sleepy can worsen this effect. Ask the doctor before consuming a sleeping pill, narcotic medication, muscle relaxer, or medicine for anxiety, depression, or seizures.