Ropinirole is similar to dopamine. It is used to treat Parkinson’s and restless-leg syndrome.
Dose and timing for Parkinson’s is different from RLS. May take weeks before symptoms improve. Do not stop using suddenly.
Before use, inform doctor if you smoke, have a sleep disorder, hypotension, kidney or heart disease. Avoid getting up too quickly. Avoid driving and activities that require alertness until you know how this drug affects you. Alcohol can increase side effects. This drug may induce excessive daytime sleepiness; use caution driving. This drug may induce unusual, intense urges like increased libido and urge to gamble.
Find emergency medical help and inform doctor if you experience: allergic reaction, extreme drowsiness, worsening/no improvement of symptoms, lightheadedness, unusual mood and behavioral changes, tremors, hallucinations, confusion. Other common side effects include: drowsiness, dizziness, headache, increased blood pressure, upset stomach, flu symptoms, sweating, swelling in legs and feet. May interact with narcotics, sleeping aids, muscle relaxers, seizure medication, and anxiety/depression medications.