Ropinirole Hydrochloride is a non-ergot dopamine agonist that has antiparkinsonian property. It acts as a substitute for dopamine and binds to and activates dopamine D2 and D3 receptors within the caudate putamen in the brain to improve motor function. Ropinirole hydrochloride is a member of indoles.
Class of Drugs – A non-ergot dopamine agonist
Molecular Formula – C16H25ClN2O
Molecular Weight – 296.83 g/mol
Working: This is an active component indicated for the treatment of restless legs syndrome. Ropinirole Hydrochloride may improve sleep by reducing the urge to move the legs and reducing uncomfortable/unpleasant feelings in the legs. This medication acts by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance like dopamine in the brain.
Uses: This mentioned medicine is indicated alone or with other drugs to treat Parkinson’s disease. This drug improves the ability to move and reduce shakiness, stiffness, slowed movement, and unsteadiness. Ropinirole Hydrochloride may also reduce the number of episodes of not being able to move. It is also approved to treat restless legs syndrome. It improves the sleep by reducing the urge to move legs and decreasing uncomfortable feelings in the legs. It restores the balance of a certain natural substance in the brain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This is an active ingredient used in a popular brand medicine as mentioned below:
- Requip: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2 mg
Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of this drug; it may cause mental/mood changes, nausea, and vomiting.