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When I began having unusual movements (dyskinesua) on carb/levidopa, my doc put me on ropinerole (Requip) instead, but I don't seem to feel any better on it. But i'm on only on 1 mg three times per day. Is anybody else on this drug? Does it work for you?

posted November 4, 2020
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I'm taking it for 3 months i also feel it's not helping my doctor ius going to try different medications see which works

posted September 2, 2021
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I hope they find some other medicine for you. 14mg sounds like a lot at one time. It's amazing to me that you notice not much diff with your PD symptoms on this dosage. I don't notice any diff either, but then I am on only 2mg per day now. I wish I could find something that works as well as carbidopa/lev. used to work for me. Good luck to you when you see your doc.

posted December 1, 2020
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I'm on Ropinirole 14 mg at bedtime. Stair stepped up to 14 mg over many months. Finding I'm more tired & dozing off especially when driving a car which is not good for my safety or safety of other drivers. Stopped taking it several weeks ago (without informing my neurologist) & not experiencing the tiredness or dozing off. Still have same symptons, tremors, etc. while I was on Ropinirole so not sure how much it is helping. Have an upcoming neurologist appointment & will discuss with her.

posted November 30, 2020
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

My husband is taking Ropinerole (1mg 3x day & .5mg 1x day) with each dose of his Rytary 48.75mg (takes 4 capsules 7am, 2 capsules 12pm, 5pm, and 10pm)

Not sure exactly how it helps, because he still has dyskenisias periodically- sometimes bad and other times mild)

posted September 15, 2022
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member

I was on roprineral at first, but it didn't help me much, so far the carb/levo seems to work for me.

posted November 13, 2020

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