Ropinirole Side Effects

Ropinirole Side Effects (for Parkinson’s disease:)

These Ropinirole side effects are discussed a lot in various forums, but thankfully I am happy to say that I am mostly unaffected by them.

  • Feeling sick (nausea)
  • Sleepiness
  • Abnormal uncontrollable body movements
  • Low blood pressure, especially on changing position (feeling dizzy or faint)
  • Dizziness (including vertigo)
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Stomach ache
  • Vomiting
  • Indigestion
  • Swelling of ankles, feet and hands (due to fluid retention)
  • Mental problems such as abnormal thoughts and delirium

These¬†Ropinirole side effects are the ones that the Neurologist described as “interesting” when I saw him for my last appointment on 5th May.

NO I do not suffer from any of this – nor am I hiding anything either!

  • Compulsive behaviour (e.g. gambling, shopping, interest in sex)
  • Inability to resist the impulse, drive or temptation to perform an action that could be harmful to you or others, which may include:
    – Strong impulse to gamble excessively despite serious personal or family consequences.
    – Altered or increased sexual interest and behaviour of significant concern to you or to others, for example, an increased sexual drive.
    – Uncontrollable excessive shopping or spending.
    – Binge eating (eating large amounts of food in a short time period) or compulsive eating (eating more food than normal and more than is needed to satisfy your hunger).
  • Extreme sleepiness (and sudden onset of sleep during normal activities)

Some of the side effects in Parkinson’s disease are related to taking Ropinirole with levodopa (e.g. abnormal uncontrolled movements).

Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.

A serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), dizziness, trouble breathing.

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