Common Requip Side Effects


The most commonly reported Requip side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Nausea (341)
Somnolence (273)
Insomnia (230)
Dizziness (191)
Fatigue (151)
Hallucination (148)
Gambling (141)
Restless Legs Syndrome (141)
Vomiting (127)
Pathological Gambling (102)
Tremor (98)
Sudden Onset Of Sleep (91)
Headache (91)
Oedema Peripheral (89)
Fall (86)
Dyskinesia (86)
Confusional State (84)
Muscle Spasms (82)
Pain In Extremity (73)
Malaise (73)

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Requip Side Effects Reported to FDA



Requip Side Effect Report#9981373
Dizziness, Paraesthesia, Insomnia
This is a report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome, who was treated with Requip (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Dizziness, Paraesthesia, Insomnia after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Requip treatment in female patients, resulting in Dizziness side effect.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980970
Somnolence, Dizziness, Abdominal Discomfort, Cystitis, Diarrhoea, Muscle Spasms, Insomnia
This report suggests a potential Requip Somnolence side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome and used Requip (dosage: 2mg As Required) starting
Dec 09, 2008. After starting Requip the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Somnolence, Dizziness, Abdominal Discomfort, Cystitis, Diarrhoea, Muscle Spasms, InsomniaAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Macrobid
  • Tylenol Arthritis
Although Requip demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Somnolence, may still occur.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980955
Somnolence
This Somnolence problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 61-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: parkinson^s disease. On 201309 this consumer started treatment with Requip (dosage: 3mg Three Times Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Stalevo
  • Azilect
  • Neupro
  • Requip Xl
When using Requip, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: SomnolenceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Somnolence, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980938
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Hypoaesthesia, Pain In Extremity
This Thoracic Outlet Syndrome side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 66-year-old patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: movement disorder.The patient was prescribed Requip (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Methadone
  • Neupro
  • Oxycontin
  • Valium
.After starting to take Requip the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Hypoaesthesia, Pain In ExtremityThese side effects may potentially be related to Requip.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980921
Overdose, Off Label Use, Fall, Fatigue, Arthritis
This is a report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome, who was treated with Requip (dosage: NA, start time: 2006), combined with:
  • Requip Xl (4mg Twice Per Day)
  • Gabapentin
  • Cymbalta
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Overdose, Off Label Use, Fall, Fatigue, Arthritis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Requip treatment in female patients, resulting in Overdose side effect.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980917
Poor Quality Sleep
This report suggests a potential Requip Poor Quality Sleep side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 47-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome and used Requip (dosage: 2mg Per Day) starting NS. After starting Requip the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Poor Quality SleepAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Ambien
Although Requip demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Poor Quality Sleep, may still occur.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980914
Pathological Gambling
This Pathological Gambling problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 44-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA. On NS this consumer started treatment with Requip (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Requip, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pathological GamblingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pathological Gambling, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980907
Malaise, Diarrhoea, Nausea
This Malaise side effect was reported by a health professional from US. A 65-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Requip (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on 201212. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Ampyra (10mg Twice Per Day)
  • Coenzyme Q10
  • Copaxone
  • Biotin
  • Vitamin D
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Vitamin E
  • Royal Jelly
.After starting to take Requip the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Malaise, Diarrhoea, NauseaThese side effects may potentially be related to Requip.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980904
Musculoskeletal Stiffness
This is a report of a 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome, who was treated with Requip (dosage: NA, start time:
Jul 02, 2010), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Musculoskeletal Stiffness after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Requip treatment in female patients, resulting in Musculoskeletal Stiffness side effect.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980901
Heart Rate Increased
This report suggests a potential Requip Heart Rate Increased side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Requip (dosage: .5mg At Night) starting
Jan 23, 2009. After starting Requip the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Heart Rate IncreasedAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Requip demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Heart Rate Increased, may still occur.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980899
Somnolence, Poor Quality Sleep, Insomnia, Local Swelling, Eye Swelling
This Somnolence problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 63-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome. On 201302 this consumer started treatment with Requip (dosage: .25mg Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Propanolol
  • Klonopin
When using Requip, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Somnolence, Poor Quality Sleep, Insomnia, Local Swelling, Eye SwellingAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Somnolence, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980898
Somnolence
This Somnolence side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 53-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome.The patient was prescribed Requip (drug dosage: 4mg Per Day), which was initiated on 2008. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Requip the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: SomnolenceThese side effects may potentially be related to Requip.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980886
Restless Legs Syndrome
This is a report of a 50-year-old patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Requip (dosage: NA, start time: 2009), combined with:
  • Estrogen
  • Hormone Replacement
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Restless Legs Syndrome after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Requip treatment in patients, resulting in Restless Legs Syndrome side effect.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980879
Incorrect Dose Administered
This report suggests a potential Requip Incorrect Dose Administered side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 44-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome and used Requip (dosage: NA) starting
Apr 16, 2011. After starting Requip the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Incorrect Dose AdministeredAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Requip Xl
Although Requip demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Incorrect Dose Administered, may still occur.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980875
Dependence
This Dependence problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 83-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome. On
Aug 23, 2010 this consumer started treatment with Requip (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Ambien
When using Requip, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: DependenceAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dependence, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Requip Side Effect Report#9980873
Malaise, Off Label Use
This Malaise side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 40-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: sensation of heaviness,multiple sclerosis.The patient was prescribed Requip (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 27, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Copaxone
.After starting to take Requip the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Malaise, Off Label UseThese side effects may potentially be related to Requip.
Requip Side Effect Report#9964019
Suicidal Ideation
This is a report of a 56-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome, who was treated with Requip (dosage: NA, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Suicidal Ideation after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Requip treatment in female patients, resulting in Suicidal Ideation side effect.
Requip Side Effect Report#9915917
Gambling, Economic Problem
This report suggests a potential Requip Gambling side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 31-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome and used Requip (dosage: About 1 To 1 1/2 Years) starting NS. After starting Requip the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Gambling, Economic ProblemAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Requip demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Gambling, may still occur.
Requip Side Effect Report#9892108
Pneumonia, Renal Impairment, Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time Shortened
This Pneumonia problem was reported by a physician from JP. A 72-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: parkinson^s disease. On NS this consumer started treatment with Requip (dosage: 2mg Three Times Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Neodopaston
  • Antibacterials
When using Requip, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Pneumonia, Renal Impairment, Activated Partial Thromboplastin Time ShortenedThe patient was hospitalized.Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Pneumonia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Requip Side Effect Report#9888940
Renal Impairment, Oedema, Blood Pressure Increased, Weight Increased
This Renal Impairment side effect was reported by a physician from JP. A 55-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: parkinson^s disease,diabetes mellitus.The patient was prescribed Requip (drug dosage: 8mg Per Day), which was initiated on
Sep 24, 2012. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Basen (.3mg Three Times Per Day)
  • Linagliptin (5mg Per Day)
  • Atelec (5mg Per Day)
  • Lochol (30mg Per Day)
  • Urinorm (50mg Per Day)
.After starting to take Requip the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Renal Impairment, Oedema, Blood Pressure Increased, Weight IncreasedThese side effects may potentially be related to Requip. The patient was hospitalized.
Requip Side Effect Report#9871282
Aphagia, Delirium, Dyskinesia, Speech Disorder, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Decubitus Ulcer, Feeding Disorder, Dysphagia, Gait Disturbance
This is a report of a 80-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from JP, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: parkinson^s disease, who was treated with Requip (dosage: 2mg Per Day, start time:
Mar 15, 2013), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Aphagia, Delirium, Dyskinesia, Speech Disorder, Psychomotor Hyperactivity, Decubitus Ulcer, Feeding Disorder, Dysphagia, Gait Disturbance after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Requip treatment in male patients, resulting in Aphagia side effect. The patient was hospitalized and became disabled.
Requip Side Effect Report#9859694
Investigation, Dysphagia, Treatment Noncompliance
This report suggests a potential Requip Xl Investigation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from GB was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: parkinson^s disease and used Requip Xl (dosage: 8mg Per Day) starting NS. After starting Requip Xl the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Investigation, Dysphagia, Treatment NoncomplianceAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA.The patient was hospitalized. Although Requip Xl demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Investigation, may still occur.
Requip Side Effect Report#9859659
Sensory Integrative Dysfunction, Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder, Crying, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy, Buried Penis Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Motor Dysfunction, Balance Disorder, Anxiety
This Sensory Integrative Dysfunction problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome. On 2007 this consumer started treatment with Requip (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Synthroid
When using Requip, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Sensory Integrative Dysfunction, Attention Deficit/hyperactivity Disorder, Crying, Foetal Exposure During Pregnancy, Buried Penis Syndrome, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Motor Dysfunction, Balance Disorder, AnxietyAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Sensory Integrative Dysfunction, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Requip Side Effect Report#9856688
Suicidal Ideation, Mental Disorder
This Suicidal Ideation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 52-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome.The patient was prescribed Requip Xl (drug dosage: 2mg At Night), which was initiated on 201201. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Cymbalta
  • Depakote
.After starting to take Requip Xl the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Suicidal Ideation, Mental DisorderThese side effects may potentially be related to Requip Xl. The patient was hospitalized.
Requip Side Effect Report#9856683
Transient Ischaemic Attack, Cerebrovascular Accident, Heart Rate Decreased
This is a report of a 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: restless legs syndrome,blood cholesterol, who was treated with Requip Xl (dosage: 4mg At Night, start time: NS), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Transient Ischaemic Attack, Cerebrovascular Accident, Heart Rate Decreased after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Requip Xl treatment in female patients, resulting in Transient Ischaemic Attack side effect. The patient was hospitalized.


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The appearance of Requip on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Requip Side Effects for Women?

Women Side Effects Reports
Nausea 229
Somnolence 155
Insomnia 144
Dizziness 133
Fatigue 96
Vomiting 91
Restless Legs Syndrome 86
Hallucination 66
Oedema Peripheral 63
Muscle Spasms 61

What are common Requip Side Effects for Men?

Men Side Effects Reports
Somnolence 117
Nausea 110
Insomnia 86
Hallucination 82
Gambling 79
Dizziness 56
Fatigue 54
Pathological Gambling 54
Restless Legs Syndrome 53
Sudden Onset Of Sleep 48

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    Requip Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC 0007-4882
    Type HUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary Name REQUIP XL
    Name ropinirole hydrochloride
    Dosage Form TABLET, FILM COATED, EXTENDED RELEASE
    Route ORAL
    On market since 20081120
    Labeler GlaxoSmithKline LLC
    Active Ingredient(s) ROPINIROLE HYDROCHLORIDE
    Strength(s) 12
    Unit(s) mg/1
    Pharma Class Dopamine Agonists [MoA],Nonergot Dopamine Agonist [EPC]

    Requip Dosage, Warnings, Usage.

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 2936

    Requip safety alerts: 2011

    Reported deaths: 80

    Reported hospitalizations: 512

    Risperidone (Risperdal) and Ropinirole (Requip): Medication Errors - Name Confusion

    [Posted 06/13/2011]

    AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Psychiatry, Neurology, Internal Medicine

    ISSUE: FDA notified healthcare professionals and the public of medication error reports in which patients were given risperidone (Risperdal) instead of ropinirole (Requip) and vice versa. In some cases, patients who took the wrong medication needed to be hospitalized.

    The FDA determined that the factors contributing to the confusion between the two products include:

    • Similarities of both the brand (proprietary) and generic (established) names
    • Similarities of the container labels and carton packaging
    • Illegible handwriting on prescriptions
    • Overlapping product characteristics, such as the drug strengths, dosage forms, and dosing intervals.

    BACKGROUND: Risperidone (Risperdal) is an antipsychotic medication used to treat mental illnesses including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with autistic disorder. Ropinirole (Requip) is a dopamine agonist used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and Restless Legs Syndrome.

    RECOMMENDATION: Healthcare Professionals are reminded to clearly print or spell out the medication name on prescriptions and make certain their patients know the name of their prescribed medication and their reason for taking it.

    Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events, side effects, or product quality problems related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

    • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report.htm
    • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

     

    [06/13/2011 - Drug Safety Communication - FDA]
     

     

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