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Requip XL (Ropinirole) – 2mg Extended Release Tablet

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Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets are used for:

Treating Parkinson disease. It may also be used for other
conditions as determined by your doctor.

Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets are a dopamine agonist. It
works in certain areas of the brain to reduce the symptoms of Parkinson disease.

Do NOT use Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets if:

  • you are allergic
    to any ingredient in Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets

Before using Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets:

Some medical conditions may interact with Requip XL
Extended-Release Tablets. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical
conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to
    become pregnant, or are breast-feeding

  • if you are taking any
    prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary
    supplement

  • if you have
    allergies
    to medicines, foods, or other substances

  • if you have heart problems, high
    or low blood pressure, liver disease, mental or mood problems, or a sleep
    disorder

  • if you smoke,
    drink
    alcohol, or have a personal or family history of addiction (eg,
    alcohol, gambling)

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Requip XL Extended-Release
Tablets. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines,
especially any of the following:

  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin)
    because the risk of bleeding may be increased

  • Entacapone or levodopa because
    the risk of hallucinations may be increased

  • Benzodiazepines (eg, diazepam),
    medicines for mental or mood problems (eg, antidepressants, antipsychotics),
    or medicines for sleep (eg, zolpidem) because the risk of severe drowsiness
    may be increased

  • Estrogens (eg, estradiol),
    fluvoxamine, or quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin) because they may increase the
    risk of Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets’s side effects

  • Butyrophenones (eg, haloperidol),
    metoclopramide, omeprazole, phenothiazines (eg, chlorpromazine), or
    thioxanthenes (eg, thiothixene) because they may decrease Requip XL
    Extended-Release Tablets’s effectiveness

How to use Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets:

Use Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets as directed by your
doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • An extra patient leaflet is
    available with Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets. Talk to your pharmacist
    if you have questions about this information.

  • Take Requip XL Extended-Release
    Tablets by mouth with or without food.
    If stomach upset occurs, take with food to reduce stomach irritation.

  • Swallow Requip XL
    Extended-Release Tablets whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before
    swallowing.

  • Do not suddenly stop taking
    Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets or change your dose without checking with
    your doctor. Certain severe side effects (eg, abnormal thinking, confusion,
    fever, stiff muscles) may occur. If you need to stop Requip XL
    Extended-Release Tablets or add a new medicine, your doctor will gradually
    lower your dose.

  • Take Requip XL Extended-Release
    Tablets on a regular schedule to get the most benefit from it. Taking Requip
    XL Extended-Release Tablets at the same time each day will help you remember
    to take it.

  • If you miss a dose of Requip XL
    Extended-Release Tablets, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time
    for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing
    schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once. If you miss several doses of Requip
    XL Extended-Release Tablets, contact your doctor for instructions.

Important safety information:

  • Requip XL Extended-Release
    Tablets may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or fainting. These effects may be
    worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Requip XL
    Extended-Release Tablets with caution. Do not drive or perform other
    possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.

  • Check with your doctor before you
    drink alcohol or use medicines that may cause drowsiness (eg, sleep aids,
    muscle relaxers) while you are using Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets; it
    may add to their effects. Ask your pharmacist if you have questions about
    which medicines may cause drowsiness.

  • Requip XL Extended-Release
    Tablets may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or fainting; alcohol, hot
    weather, exercise, or fever may increase these effects. To prevent them, sit
    up or stand slowly, especially in the morning. Sit or lie down at the first
    sign of any of these effects.

  • Some people who use Requip XL
    Extended-Release Tablets may experience sudden onset of severe drowsiness or
    may even fall asleep during normal daily activities (eg, driving, eating,
    talking). This could occur without warning. If this happens, do not drive,
    operate machinery, or perform other possibly unsafe tasks while you use
    Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets. Tell your doctor right away.

  • Some people have experienced new,
    unusual, or increased urges (eg, gambling, sexual urges) while using Requip
    XL Extended-Release Tablets. Tell your doctor right away if you notice such
    effects.

  • Do NOT take more than the
    recommended dose or use for longer than prescribed without checking with
    your doctor.

  • Patients with Parkinson disease
    may have an increased risk of developing a certain type of skin
    cancer (melanoma). It is not known if Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets
    also increases the risk of melanoma. You may need to have skin exams while
    you are using Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets. Discuss any questions or
    concerns with your doctor.

  • Use Requip XL Extended-Release
    Tablets with caution in ELDERLY patients with Parkinson disease; they may be
    more sensitive to its effects, especially hallucinations.

  • Requip XL Extended-Release
    Tablets should not be used in CHILDREN;
    safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.

  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If
    you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the
    benefits and risks of using Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets while you are
    pregnant. It is not known if Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets are found in
    breast milk. Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets may decrease breast milk
    production. Do not breast-feed while taking Requip XL Extended-Release
    Tablets.

Possible side effects of Requip XL Extended-Release Tablets:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have
no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any
of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Constipation; dizziness; drowsiness; fatigue; headache;
increased sweating; lightheadedness; loss of appetite; nausea; sore throat or
flu-like symptoms; stomach pain or upset; tiredness; vomiting; weakness.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE
side effects occur:

Severe allergic
reaction
s
(rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in
the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); anxiety; blood in
the urine; blurred vision; chest pain; confusion; decreased coordination;
fainting; falling asleep during the daytime or normal daily activities (eg,
conversations, eating); fast, slow, or irregular heartbeat; 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; unusual skin
growths or change in the appearance of a mole.

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