Disease Information for Ropinirole (Requip) Administration/Toxicity

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Nightmares/excess dreaming (Paroniria)
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Drug induced Dreaming/nightmares (Paroniria)
Drug induced Pleural effusion
Pericardial effusion
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Drugs
DRUG/Anti-parkinsons medication (examples)
DRUG/Dopamine agonist/CNS drug (example)
DRUG/Dopamine D2 receptor only/agonist
DRUG/Dopamine Receptor agonist/CNS
DRUG/Dopaminergic Anti-Parkinson's medication
Process
PROCESS/Medication/Drug (CONFIRM dose/before treatment)
Synonyms
Synonym
Ropinirole (Requip) admin, Brand name/Requip (Ropinirole)
Treatment
Drug Dosage
DRUG/Dose 0.5 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 1 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 2 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 4 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose 5 mgm (Unit/Pill/Capsule size)
DRUG/Dose TID Medication
DRUG/Oral medication (ex)
Definition

Anti-parkinsonism drug; Dopamine agonist non-ergot type; oral preparation; levodopa sparing--------------------------------------Pramipexole and ropinirole are two newer dopamine agonists that are not ergot derivatives; They are effective in early Parkinson"s disease as well as in advanced stages of the disease; In each case, the daily dose is built up gradually; Ropinirole is begun in a dosage of 0_25 mg three times daily, and the total daily dose is increased at weekly intervals by 0_75 mg until the fourth week and by 1_5 mg thereafter; Most patients require between 2 and 8 mg three times daily for benefit; Adverse effects include fatigue, somnolence, nausea, peripheral edema, dyskinesias, confusion, and postural hypotension; Less commonly, an irresistible urge to sleep may occur, sometimes in inappropriate and hazardous circumstances;

[currentdxrx 2005 acessmedicine_com]

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