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Also known as:  Ropinirole.


Generic Requip is an anti-Pakirson medication.

Generic Requip is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease such as stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, poor muscle control.

Requip is also known as Ropinirole, Ropidon, Adartrel, Ropark.

Generic Requip is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Generic Requip has some of the same effects as a chemical called dopamine, which occurs naturally in your body. Low levels of dopamine in the brain are associated with Parkinson's disease.

Generic name of Generic Requip is Ropinirole.

Brand names of Generic Requip are Requip, Requip XL.


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Dopamine agonists (DAs) are a first-line therapy for moderate-to-severe restless legs syndrome (RLS), but these treatments may lead to complications, such as augmentation and impulse control disorders, requiring switching to another therapeutic class. Here we assess efficacy and tolerability of gabapentin enacarbil (GEn) in adults with moderate-to-severe primary RLS, with or without prior DA exposure.

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Electronic searches of MEDLINE, EMBASE and the Cochrane Controlled Trials Register. Handsearching of the neurology literature as part of the Cochrane Movement Disorders Group's strategy. Examination of the reference lists of identified studies and other reviews. Contact with SmithKline Beecham.

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To validate the psychometric properties of the Medical Outcomes Study (MOS) Sleep Scale in subjects with restless legs syndrome (RLS).

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Use of ropinirole seems to be associated with a higher risk of hypotension and somnolence than use of pramipexole when compared with placebo. Use of pramipexole seems to be associated with a higher risk of hallucinations than use of ropinirole when compared with placebo.

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and objectives Ropinirole is a non-ergoline, selective dopamine D(2) agonist. The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy and safety of ropinirole as an adjunct to levodopa in the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) complicated by motor fluctuations.

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Although most studies have suggested an increased risk of valvulopathy (primarily regurgitation) with pergolide mesylate use, one study suggested that this problem may also occur with use of the non-ergot-derived dopamine agonists pramipexole dihydrochloride and ropinirole hydrochloride.

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The IRLS total score, symptoms, and symptoms impact subscales are reliable, valid, and responsive in a clinical trial setting.

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Warfarin is an oral anticoagulant whose narrow therapeutic index and potential for drug interaction is well documented. It is always possible that a change in blood coagulability can occur without an obvious contributable cause; however, an acute change in a previously stable INR with the addition of other medications always raises questions as to the possible mechanism of adverse reaction. No previously documented interaction of this precise nature has been identified.

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Long-term levodopa therapy for Parkinson's disease is complicated by the development of motor fluctuations and abnormal involuntary movements. One approach is to add a dopamine agonist at this stage of the disease to reduce the time the patient spends immobile or off and to reduce the dose of levodopa in the hope of reducing such problems in the future.

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To evaluate the effects of the dopamine D2-D3 agonist ropinirole in patients who developed apathy after complete withdrawal from dopaminergic medication following successful subthalamic nucleus (STN) stimulation for advanced Parkinson disease (PD). We assessed apathy (Apathy Scale, Apathy Inventory), mood (Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale), cognitive functions (Mattis Dementia rating scale, frontal score, executive tests) and motor state (UPDRS-III) in 8 PD patients treated with STN stimulation without dopaminergic treatment and who became apathetic. Assessments were made at baseline and after 6 weeks of ropinirole treatment (7.2 +/- 5.9 mg/d; range 1-18 mg/d). Apathy improved with ropinirole in all but 1 patient (54 +/- 24%; range 0-78%). Mood also improved (75 +/- 31%; range 0-100%), but not in correlation with the change in apathy. Cognitive performance was not modified. Stimulation contacts were located within the STN in all patients except the one who remained apathetic in spite of ropinirole treatment (zona incerta). We suggest that apathy, which was compensated for by an enhancement of D2-D3 receptor stimulation in PD patients with STN stimulation: (1) depends on a dopaminergic deficit in associativo-limbic areas of the brain and (2) can be avoided if a dopaminergic agonist is administered postoperatively.

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Stability-indicating high-performance thin-layer chromatographic (HPTLC) method for the analysis of ropinirole HCl was developed and validated as per the ICH guidelines. The method employed the mobile phase and toluene-ethyl acetate-6 M ammonia solution (5:6:0.5, v/v/v) was optimized with the help of a design expert. Densitometric analysis of ropinirole HCl was carried out in the absorbance mode at 250 and 254 nm. Compact spots for ropinirole HCl were found at R f value of 0.58 ± 0.02. The linear regression analysis data for the calibration plots showed R (2) = 0.9989 ± 0.0053 with a concentration range of 100-3000 ng spot(-1). The method was validated for precision, accuracy, ruggedness, robustness, specificity, recovery, limit of detection (LOD) and limit of quantitation (LOQ). The LOD and LOQ were 12.95 and 39.25 ng spot(-1) respectively. Drug was subjected to acidic, alkaline, oxidative, dry heat, wet heat and photo degradation stress. All the peaks of degradation products were well resolved from the standard drug peak with significant difference of R f. The acidic and alkaline stress degradation kinetics of ropinirole, were found to be in first order, showing high stability (t 1/2, 146.37 h(-1); t 0.9, 39.11 h(-1)) in the acidic medium and low stability (t 1/2, 97.67 h(-1); t 0.9, 14.87 h(-1)) in the alkaline environment.

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A number of small clinical studies of short duration have examined the use of pramipexole and ropinirole in the treatment of RLS. Patients treated with either agent demonstrated marked improvement in RLS symptoms with minimal adverse effects. Recent postmarketing surveillance of the use of these drugs for Parkinson's disease reported problems with daytime somnolence; thus, patients should be counseled appropriately.

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Several cases of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuresis induced by anti-Parkinson agents have been reported. Our previous study demonstrated that pergolide and pramipexole stimulated elevation of plasma arginine vasopressin (AVP) levels in some patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), but that levodopa/carbidopa (300/30 mg/day) did not affect plasma AVP levels in treatment-naïve PD patients. On the basis of the binding profile of ropinirole to monoamine receptors, we hypothesized that ropinirole does not stimulate AVP secretion. The aim of this study was to test this hypothesis.

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Four dopamine receptor agonists used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (apomorphine, pergolide, ropinirole and sumanirole) were evaluated for the ability to block human ether-a-go-go related gene (hERG) K(+) channels and to modify the duration of canine Purkinje fiber action potentials. Apomorphine, pergolide and ropinirole blocked the hERG-mediated currents with IC(50) values of 2.4, 0.12 and 1.2 microM, respectively. When evaluated in an action potential duration assay, pergolide significantly shortened action potential duration at 90% repolarization (APD(90)) whereas apomorphine and ropinirole significantly prolonged repolarization. Sumanirole only partially blocked hERG K(+) channels at the highest tested concentration (10 microM) and did not modify action potential duration over the tested concentration range (0.65-65 microM). Taken together, these data provide evidence that dopamine receptor agonists developed for the treatment of Parkinson's disease differentially influence hERG K(+) channel function and cardiac action potential duration.

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This study was an open-label crossover study. We enrolled Parkinson's disease patients on dopamine agonist therapy with unsatisfactory control such as motor fluctuation, dyskinesia and sleep-related problems. Agonists were switched into equivalent dose of RPR. Subjects were consecutively enrolled into either once-daily first or twice-daily first groups, and received the same amount of RPR in a single and two divided dosing for 8 weeks respectively in a crossover manner without a washout period.The primary outcome was a questionnaire of the preference completed by patients in the last visit. The secondary outcome measures included the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale part 3 (mUPDRS), Hoehn and Yahr stage (H&Y); sleep questionnaire including overall quality of sleep, nocturnal off symptoms and early morning symptoms; Epworth Sleep Scale (ESS); compliances and patient global impression (PGI).

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We do not know of any similar cases, but the scarce amount of knowledge available about RLS makes it likely that many patients with amputations present this problem without any proper diagnosis.

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PubMed and Cochrane Controlled Trials Register were searched for English-language RCTs that assessed the effects of DAs in RLS. Quality of reporting was measured using the proportion of 17 CONSORT checklist items included in each study. The 2 primary outcomes were pooled mean change from baseline in International RLS (IRLS) Study Group rating scale score (Deltamu) (95% CI) and relative risk (RR) (95% CI) of response based on the Clinical Global Impression-Improvement (CGI-I) scale score. The pooled proportions of adverse events (PAEs) (95% CI) were also estimated.

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Four hundred and twenty-five cases were included [mean age 68.3 years (range 37-90), mean duration of disease 7.5 years (range 0-37)]. ICD frequencies (as assessed by clinical interview) were significantly lower with RTG (4.9%; P < 0.05) compared with any other assessed DAs except for prolonged release PPX (PPX-PR). The rate of ICDs for PPX-PR (6.6%) was significantly lower than for immediate release PPX (PPX-IR) (19.0%; P < 0.05). Discontinuation rates of DA therapy due to ICDs were low.

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1. The aim of the present study was to characterize functional responses to ropinirole, its major metabolites in man (SKF-104557 (4-[2-(propylamino)ethyl]-2-(3H) indolone), SKF-97930 (4-carboxy-2-(3H) indolone)) and other dopamine receptor agonists at human dopamine D2(long) (hD2), D3 (hD3) and D4.4 (hD4) receptors separately expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells using microphysiometry. 2. All the receptor agonists tested (ropinirole, SKF-104557, SKF-97930, bromocriptine, lisuride, pergolide, pramipexole, talipexole, dopamine) increased extracellular acidification rate in Chinese hamster ovary clones expressing the human D2, D3 or D4 receptor. The pEC50s of ropinirole at hD2, hD3 and hD4 receptors were 7.4, 8.4 and 6.8, respectively. Ropinirole is therefore at least 10 fold selective for the human dopamine D3 receptor over the other D2 receptor family members. 3. At the hD2 and hD3 dopamine receptors all the compounds tested were full agonists as compared to quinpirole. Talipexole and the ropinirole metabolite, SKF-104557, were partial agonists at the hD4 receptor. 4. Bromocriptine and lisuride had a slow onset of agonist action which precluded determination of EC50s. 5. The rank order of agonist potencies was dissimilar to the rank order of radioligand binding affinities at each of the dopamine receptor subtypes. Functional selectivities of the dopamine receptor agonists, as measured in the microphysiometer, were less than radioligand binding selectivities. 6. The results show that ropinirole is a full agonist at human D2, D3 and D4 dopamine receptors. SKF-104557 the major human metabolite of ropinirole, had similar radioligand binding affinities to, but lower functional potencies than, the parent compound.

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The dopamine precursor, L-3,4-dihydroxyphenylalanine (L-DOPA), remains the most common treatment for Parkinson's disease. However, following long-term treatment, disabling side effects, particularly L-DOPA-induced dyskinesias, are encountered. Conversely, D2/D3 dopamine receptor agonists, such as ropinirole, exert an anti-parkinsonian effect while eliciting less dyskinesia when administered de novo in Parkinson's disease patients. Parkinson's disease and L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia are both associated with changes in mRNA and peptide levels of the opioid peptide precursors preproenkephalin-A (PPE-A) and preproenkephalin-B (PPE-B). Furthermore, a potential role of abnormal opioid peptide transmission in dyskinesia is suggested due to the ability of opioid receptor antagonists to reduce the L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia in animal models of Parkinson's disease. In this study, the behavioural response, striatal topography and levels of expression of the opioid peptide precursors PPE-A and PPE-B were assessed, following repeated vehicle, ropinirole, or L-DOPA administration in the 6-OHDA-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease. While repeated administration of L-DOPA significantly elevated PPE-B mRNA levels (313% cf. vehicle, 6-OHDA-lesioned rostral striatum; 189% cf. vehicle, 6-OHDA-lesioned caudal striatum) in the unilaterally 6-OHDA-lesioned rat model of Parkinson's disease, ropinirole did not. These data and previous studies suggest the involvement of enhanced opioid transmission in L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia and that part of the reason why D2/D3 dopamine receptor agonists have a reduced propensity to elicit dyskinesia may reside in their reduced ability to elevate opioid transmission.

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We performed a prospective cross-sectional study of 515 non-demented PD patients receiving treatment with pramipexole [n = 250, monotherapy or with levodopa (L-dopa)], ropinirole (n = 150, monotherapy or with L-dopa), or L-dopa (n = 115, monotherapy); all formulations were immediate release. Neuropsychiatric disturbances were assessed through the Neuropsychiatric Inventory (NPI). Groups were matched in terms of age, education, sex, disease severity (Hoehn and Yahr), disease duration, executive function, total L-dopa daily equivalent dose, and concomitant psychotropic medications (antidepressants, anxiolytics and antipsychotic agents).

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The latencies to sleep onset were lower with pergolide than with placebo, but the differences did not reach statistical significance. There was no premature REM sleep onset.

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In both instances, control of gambling was achieved: in one, when pramipexole was discontinued, and in the other, after substitution of ropinirole and addition of spiritual and support-group approaches.

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The first effective drugs for Parkinson's disease (PD) were anticholinergics, introduced at the end of century by Charcot. Since the introduction of levodopa in the sixties of the previous century, many new drugs have emerged for the treatment of Parkinson's disease: dopamine agonists (ergot as well as non-ergot, bromocriptine, pergolide, mirapexine, ropinirole), MAO B inhibitors (selegiline, rasagiline), amantadine, COMT inhibitors (entacapone, tolcapone). In all stages of the disease, levodopa remains the most effective drug for improving motor symptoms in PD. However, long term treatment with levodopa is accompanied by the development of motor fluctuations, dyskinesia, cognitive and neuropsychiatric adverse effects and increasingly diverse spectrum of drugs is needed to alleviate motor and nonmotor symptoms. Some of these drugs have caused considerable concern and controversies and were regarded at certain points as the 'bad guys' of Parkinson's disease pharmacological armamentarium. In the article, a short review of 'bad guys' including anticholinergics, selegiline, tolcapone and dopamine agonists, is given.

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In this 3-month noninterventional study, effectiveness was assessed using RLS-6 (primary variables were symptom severity when falling asleep [item 2] and during the night [item 3]). Data were collected at baseline and at the end of treatment. Safety assessments included adverse events (AEs).

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This work explores the possibility of achieving therapeutic levels of the anti-Parkinsonian drug, ropinirole hydrochloride (RHCl), by transdermal iontophoretic delivery. An in vivo study was performed in hairless rats during which RH(+) was delivered at one current intensity (0.58 mA identical with 0.12 mA/cm(2)) and at three different drug concentrations (25, 125, and 250 mM). In vivo RH(+) flux and transport number were deduced from the steady-state plasma concentration values. Plasma concentration profiles and RH(+) transport numbers were independent of the drug donor concentration. The average iontophoretic input rate was about 3 micromol/h. Postiontophoresis transepidermal water loss (TEWL) was monitored and biopsies were histologically examined to identify any effects of iontophoresis on the skin. TEWL was elevated only at the anodal sites. TEWL recovery was faster for the "no-drug" control anodal sites, which suggests a combined effect of the drug and current on the skin. In conclusion, (1). the in vivo iontophoretic transport of RH(+) is independent of the drug donor concentration, and (2). iontophoresis can deliver therapeutic amounts of RH(+).

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Some studies have suggested a potential risk of heart failure in patients with Parkinson's disease receiving dopamine (DA) agonists. However, the results are conflicting. We used VigiBase®, the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Individual Case Safety Reports (ICSRs) database, to investigate a potential signal strengthening of heart failure with DA agonists in Parkinsonian patients older than 45 years.

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The aim of this review was to critically look at the benefits, efficacy buy requip and safety of various treatment options used in the treatment of RLS in people with CKD and those undergoing renal replacement therapy (RRT). We aimed to define different group characteristics based on CKD stage to assess the applicability of a particular intervention to an individual patient.

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A systematic review of MEDLINE (January 1980-January 2007) and clinical trial registers was performed to identify placebo-controlled trials of ropinirole that used the 12-item MOS sleep scale buy requip to assess sleep in patients with RLS. Individual patient data from both published and nonpublished trials were pooled for meta-analysis. In the eligible studies, immediate-release ropinirole 0.25-6 mg or placebo had been given for at least 12 weeks. In addition, sleep scale summary scores for the domains of sleep quantity, adequacy, disturbance, and daytime somnolence had to have been assessed at baseline and at 12 weeks. Our meta-analysis found that at baseline study patients slept an average of 5.8 hours/night. At the end of 12 weeks, ropinirole-treated patients slept a mean of 2.5 hours/week more and had a 21% greater improvement from baseline in sleep adequacy scores compared with patients receiving placebo. Ropinirole-treated patients also had 14% less sleep disturbance and 8% less daytime somnolence than patients receiving placebo. Clinicians rated 63% of ropinirole-treated patients and 47% of patients receiving placebo as responders based on the CGI-I scale. Mixed effects analysis of covariance was used to estimate treatment effect adjusting for study center as a random effect, as well as the following fixed effects known to affect sleep: baseline sleep characteristics, age, sex, and chronic medical conditions. All differences were statistically significant (p<0.05), even after adjusting for multiple comparisons.

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Oral levodopa is the most effective symptomatic treatment for Parkinson's disease. Dopamine agonists are useful adjuvants to levodopa in the pharmacotherapy of parkinsonian patients. Monotherapy with dopamine agonists in early Parkinson's disease has been advocated in order to delay the occurrence of complications associated with long term administration of levodopa. The use of dopamine agonists alone provides an adequate antiparkinsonian effect in only a minority of patients. In early stages of Parkinson's disease, dopamine agonists can produce a clinical response comparable with levodopa but, thereafter, their efficacy wanes. Early initiation of combination therapy with levodopa and dopamine agonists appears to reduce the severity and delay the appearance of the complications associated with long term administration of levodopa. Currently, dopamine agonists are most commonly used in combination with levodopa in patients in advanced stages of the disease who experience fluctuations of their motor symptoms. Despite their different pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic profiles, the ergot derivatives bromocriptine, lisuride and pergolide appear to be very similar in terms of their clinical efficacy. Continuous dopaminergic stimulation by parenteral infusion of water-soluble dopamine agonists such as apomorphine and lisuride can overcome motor fluctuations in advanced Parkinson's disease. Other dopamine agonists such as cabergoline, pramipexole and ropinirole are currently being studied. Further studies with these compounds will be required to determine their efficacy and adverse effects in comparison with the currently available orally active ergot agonists. It has been suggested that oxidative stress resulting from dopamine metabolism may be reduced by the administration of dopamine agonists. These drugs may therefore slow the rate of progression of Parkinson's disease. At present, however, there buy requip is no convincing clinical data to support a neuroprotective effect of dopamine agonists.

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Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system (CNS). The most obvious symptoms are movement-related such as shaking, rigidity, slowness of movement and difficulty with walking, rigid muscular movements and difficulty in chewing and swallowing especially solid dosage forms. Ropinirole is an anti-Parkinson drug that has low oral bioavailability which is primarily due to first-pass metabolism. The objective of proposed work was to increase bioavailability of ropinirole and avoid patient discomfort by formulating thermoreversible in situ nasal gel. Thermoreversible nasal gels were prepared by cold method using Pluronic F-127 and hydroxy methyl propyl cellulose (HPMC K4M) as gelling agents. Formulations were evaluated for various parameters such as drug content, pH, gelling time, gelling temperature, gel strength, mucoadhesive force, ex vivo diffusion, histological studies and in vivo bioavailability. Formulations displayed gelation at nasal temperature and the gelation time was found to be less than mucociliary clearance time. The nasal residence time was seen to be increased due to mucoadhesion and increased gel strength. The nasal gel formulations showed ex vivo drug release between buy requip 56-100% in 5 h. Histological study of sheep nasal mucosa revealed that the gel had a protective effect on the mucosa unlike plain ropinirole which showed evidence of moderate cellular damage. A fivefold increase in bioavailability in brain was observed on nasal administration as compared to IV route. Thermoreversible in situ nasal gel was found to a promising drug delivery for Parkinsonian patients.

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In addition to the classical motor symptoms, motivational and affective deficits are core impairments of Parkinson's disease (PD). We recently demonstrated, by lesional approaches in rats, that degeneration of the substantia nigra buy requip pars compacta (SNc) dopaminergic (DA) neurons is likely to have a crucial role in the development of these neuropsychiatry symptoms. We have also shown that, as in clinical investigations, chronic treatment with levodopa or the DA D2/D3 receptor (D2/D3R) agonist ropinirole specifically reverses these PD-related motivational deficits. The roles of specific DA receptor subtypes in such reversal effects remain, however, unknown. We therefore investigated here the precise involvement of D1, D2 and D3R in the reversal of the motivational and affective deficits related to SNc DA neuronal loss. Three weeks after bilateral and partial 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) SNc lesions, rats received 14 daily intraperitoneal administrations of the selective D1R agonist SKF-38393 (2.5 or 3.5 mg kg(-1)), the selective D2R agonist sumanirole (0.1 or 0.15 mg kg(-1)), or the preferring D3R gonist PD-128907 (0.1 or 0.15 mg kg(-1)). Anxiety-, depressive-like and motivated behaviors were assessed in an elevated-plus maze, a forced-swim test, and an operant sucrose self-administration procedure, respectively. All DA agonists attenuated anxiety- and depressive-like behaviors. However, only PD-128907 reversed the motivational deficits induced by 6-OHDA SNc lesions. This effect was blocked by a selective D3R (SB-277011A, 10 mg kg(-1)), but not D2R (L-741,626, 1.5 mg kg(-1)), antagonist. These data provide strong evidence for the role of D3R in motivational processes and identify this receptor as a potentially valuable target for the treatment of PD-related neuropsychiatric symptoms.

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The aim of the present study buy requip was to investigate whether differences in total and peak drug exposure upon generic substitution are due to differences between formulations or to intrasubject pharmacokinetic variability of the active substance.

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Ropinirole and theophylline have the potential to interact, because they use the same hepatic cytochrome P450 (CYP1A2) as their major metabolic pathway. The present study investigated the effect of steady-state oral theophylline on the pharmacokinetics of ropinirole at steady state buy requip and the effect of steady-state ropinirole on the pharmacokinetics of a single intravenous (i.v.) dose of theophylline, both in patients with idiopathic Parkinson's disease (PD).

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Sexual dysfunction is a relatively common side-effect of antidepressants, occurring in approximately one-half of patients, and is associated with significant distress and treatment non-compliance. Dopaminergic agents have been reported to be helpful for the treatment of antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction and, in this report, we examined the efficacy of the dopamine agonist ropinirole for this indication. Thirteen patients (three women, 10 men), aged 42.6 +/- 7.7 years, who reported sexual dysfunction on a stable dose of antidepressant, were treated openly with ropinirole initiated at 0.25 mg/day and titrated up to 2-4 mg/day over 4 weeks, as tolerated. Ten of the 13 took ropinirole for at least 4 weeks, one discontinued due to an adverse event and two because of lack of response. Sexual dysfunction, as assessed by the Arizona Sexual Experience Scale scores, was reduced from 18.8 +/- 3.6 buy requip to 13.8 +/- 4.3 after 4 weeks on ropinirole at a mean dose of 2.1 mg/day. Overall, seven of 13 patients (54%) were rated as responders on the Clinical Global Impression of Improvement Scale. The addition of ropinirole may represent a potentially useful treatment strategy for antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction.

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Drug-induced valvular heart disease (VHD) is a serious side effect of a few medications, including some that are on the market. Pharmacological studies of VHD-associated medications (e.g., fenfluramine, pergolide, methysergide, and cabergoline) have revealed that they and/or their metabolites are potent 5-hydroxytryptamine(2B) (5-HT(2B)) receptor agonists. We have shown that activation of 5-HT(2B) receptors on human heart valve interstitial cells in vitro induces a proliferative response reminiscent of the fibrosis that typifies VHD. To identify current or future drugs that might induce VHD, we screened approximately 2200 U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved or investigational medications to identify 5-HT(2B) receptor agonists, using calcium-based high-throughput screening. Of these 2200 compounds, 27 were 5-HT(2B) receptor agonists (hits); 14 of these had previously been identified as 5-HT(2B) receptor agonists, including seven bona fide valvulopathogens. Six of the hits (guanfacine, quinidine, xylometazoline, oxymetazoline, fenoldopam, and ropinirole) are approved medications. Twenty-three of the hits were then "functionally profiled" (i.e., assayed in parallel for 5-HT(2B) receptor agonism using multiple readouts to test for functional selectivity). In these assays, the known valvulopathogens were efficacious at concentrations as low as 30 nM, whereas the other compounds were buy requip less so. Hierarchical clustering analysis of the pEC(50) data revealed that ropinirole (which is not associated with valvulopathy) was clearly segregated from known valvulopathogens. Taken together, our data demonstrate that patterns of 5-HT(2B) receptor functional selectivity might be useful for identifying compounds likely to induce valvular heart disease.

requip dosage maximum 2015-09-04

Included were 45 patients who started with ropinirole and 59 patients who started with pramipexole. Treatment was discontinued within 3 years in 51% (ropinirole) and 60% (pramipexole) of the patients. Ten RCTs with ropinirole and 12 with pramipexole were identified. Baseline characteristics buy requip did not differ between the clinical-practice cohort and RCTs. RCTs reported discontinuation rates comparable with those at the same timepoint in the clinical practice until 1 year of follow-up.

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Restless Legs Syndrome is very common in Hytrin Dose hemodialysis patients however there are no comparative studies assessing the effectiveness of a non-pharmacological treatment to a classical treatment on parameters related to syndromes' severity and quality of life.

requip tablets 2016-05-12

The authors report a new side effect of the dopamine agonists pramipexole and ropinirole: sudden irresistible attacks of sleep. Eight PD patients taking pramipexole and one taking ropinirole fell asleep while driving, causing accidents Paracetamol 500mg Syrup . Five experienced no warning before falling asleep. The attacks ceased when the drugs were stopped. Neurologists who prescribe these drugs and patients who take them should be aware of this possible side effect.

requip 25 mg 2017-12-15

This paper reviews evidence from April Propecia Generic Reviews , 1998 through April 2002 for the dopaminergic treatment of the restless legs syndrome (RLS) and periodic limb movement disorder (PLMD). There has been increased study of dopaminergic agents for the treatment of these conditions since publication of a review paper and practice parameters that covered all types of medical treatment of RLS and PLMD in 1999. For this reason, the Restless Legs Syndrome Task Force and the Standards of Practice Committee decided to update the evidence on dopaminergic treatment of these conditions. This paper reviews the literature on levodopa, dopaminergic agonists (pergolide, pramipexole, ropinirole, talipexole, cabergoline, piribidel, DHEC), and other dopaminergic agents (amantadine, selegiline).

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Dopamine receptor agonists are playing an increasingly important role in the treatment of not only patients with advanced Parkinson's disease and those with levodopa-induced motor fluctuations, but also in the early treatment of the disease. This shift has been largely due to the demonstrated levodopa-sparing effect of dopamine agonists and their putative neuroprotective effect, with evidence for the latter being based largely on experimental in vitro and in vivo studies. In this article we review the evidence for neuroprotection by the dopamine agonists pramipexole, ropinirole, pergolide, bromocriptine and apomorphine in cell cultures and animal models of injury to the substantia nigra. Most of the studies suggest that dopamine agonists may have neuroprotective effects via direct scavenging of free radicals or increasing the activities of radical-scavenging enzymes, and enhancing neurotrophic activity. However, the finding that pramipexole can normalise mitochondrial membrane potential and inhibit activity of caspase-3 in cytoplasmic hybrid cells derived from mitochondrial DNA of patients with nonfamilial Alzheimer's disease suggests an even broader implication for the neuroprotective role of dopamine agonists. Although the clinical evidence for neuroprotection by dopamine agonists is still limited, the preliminary results from several ongoing clinical trials are promising. Several longitudinal studies are currently in progress designed Prednisone 2 Mg to demonstrate a delay or slowing of progression of Parkinson's disease using various surrogate markers of neuronal degeneration such as 18F-levodopa positron emission tomography and 123I beta-CIT (carbomethoxy-beta-4-iodophenyl-nortropane) single positron emission computed tomography. The results of these experimental and clinical studies will improve our understanding of the action of dopamine agonists and provide critical information needed for planning future therapeutic strategies for Parkinson's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders.

requip cost 2017-07-13

Ropinirole is a novel, nonergoline, selective D2-type dopamine agonist developed to treat Parkinson's disease. Safety data from therapeutic studies involving 1364 patients receiving ropinirole are reported (mean daily dose 8.7 mg, early therapy; 8.2 mg adjunct therapy). In early therapy, the emergent adverse experiences more common with the ropinirole group compared with placebo were nausea, somnolence, leg edema, abdominal pain, vomiting, dyspepsia, and hallucinations. In adjunct therapy, they were dyskinesia, nausea, hallucinations, and confusion. Most adverse experiences were mild and associated with a similar withdrawal rate compared with the placebo group. Except for hallucinations, the incidence of emergent adverse experiences decreased with time, despite increasing doses. Long-term adverse experiences particularly associated with ergoline Lipitor 10mg Reviews -type dopamine agonists have so far not been observed with ropinirole. Only 1.2% of patients receiving ropinirole developed dyskinesia compared with 11.2% receiving L-dopa in early therapy over a mean period of 17 months. There were no clinically significant changes in cardiovascular parameters or laboratory data. The incidence of adverse experiences in the bromocriptine group was low, possibly because of a slow titration scheme and low average dose. Overall, the safety profile of ropinirole appears similar to that of other dopamine agonists. Clinical studies are continuing to assess the long-term safety and efficacy of ropinirole.

requip highest dose 2016-08-11

According to epidemiological data, pregnant women have a two or three times higher risk of Zyrtec Pediatric Dosing experiencing restless legs syndrome (RLS) than the general population. Current evidence suggests that dopaminergic dysfunction, impaired iron homeostasis, and genetic predisposition may be involved in the pathophysiology of RLS. Four classes of medications have been used for patients with RLS, but pregnancy elicits a therapeutic concern. Although two dopamine agonists, ropinirole and pramipexole, have been approved by the FDA for the treatment of RLS and are currently the first-line treatment for daily symptoms, there is very little information on the teratogenic risks of these new medications. Therefore, they are not currently recommended for use during pregnancy. Medications with a more extensive safety record in pregnancy include opioids; antiepileptics, such as carbamazepine and gabapentin; and certain benzodiazepines. Ruling out iron deficiency should be an integral part of a treatment plan for RLS in pregnancy. Before management with medication is introduced, every patient should be assessed for iron status with measurement of serum ferritin.

requip mg 2015-07-27

Ropinirole, which is a non-ergot dopamine agonist derivative, exerts therapeutic benefits in Parkinson's disease (PD). Based on recent studies implicating dopamine receptors 2 and 3 (D2R and D3R) as possible targets of ropinirole, we over-expressed these dopamine receptor genes in the dopamine-denervated striatum of rodents to reveal whether their over-expression modulated ropinirole activity. Adult Sprague-Dawley rats initially received unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesion of the medial forebrain bundle. At 1 month after surgery, successfully lesioned animals (3 or less forelimb akinesia score, and 8 or more apomorphine-induced rotations/min over 1 h) were randomly assigned to intrastriatal injection (ipsilateral to the lesion) of blank lentiviral vector, D2R, D3R or both genes. At about 5 months post-lesion, ropinirole (0.2 mg/kg, i.p.) was administered daily for 9 consecutive days. The subtherapeutic dose of ropinirole improved the use of previously akinetic forelimb and produced robust circling behavior in lesioned animals with striatal over-expression of both D2R and D3R compared to lesioned animals that received blank vector. In contrast, the subtherapeutic dose of ropinirole generated only modest motor effects in lesioned animals with sole over-expression of D2R or D3R. Western immunoblot and autoradiographic assays showed enhanced D2R and D3R protein levels coupled with normalized D2R and D3R binding in the ventral striatum of lesioned animals with lentiviral over-expression of both D2R and D3R relative to vehicle-treated lesioned animals. Immunohistochemical analyses showed that D2R Sporanox 8 Capsule and D3R GFP fluorescent cells colocalized with enkephalin and substance P immunoreactive medium spiny neurons. These data support the use of the subtherapeutic dose of ropinirole in a chronic model of PD.

requip maximum dosage 2017-08-22

This multicenter, 12-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled, flexible-dose study enrolled US patients and was conducted between September 2003 and May 2004. Patients were randomized to ropinirole or Cordarone Max Dose placebo, 0.25-4.0 mg as needed and tolerated, once daily, 1 to 3 hours before bedtime. The primary end point was mean change from baseline to week 12 in International Restless Legs Scale (IRLS) total score. Key secondary efficacy measures included the Clinical Global Impression-Improvement scale.

requip 1 mg 2016-11-10

These studies characterise the pharmacology of ropinirole, a selective D-2 agonist. High-affinity human caudate binding revealed a Ki for D2 receptors of 2.9 x 10(-8) M with no affinity for D1 at 10(-4) M in the rat. Ropinirole was weakly active at alpha 2-adrenoceptors and 5-HT2 receptors but inactive at 5-HT1, benzodiazepine and gamma-aminobutyric acid receptors or alpha 1 and beta-adrenoceptors. In rodents, ropinirole, like apomorphine, caused biphasic spontaneous locomotor activity and contralateral circling in 6-OHDA-lesioned mice with no tolerance to the latter after 14 days treatment. Amphetamine caused ipsilateral responses in the lesioned mice. Ropinirole did not cause marked stereotypies. In marmosets ropinirole (0.05-1.0 mg/kg SC or 0.1 mg/kg PO) reversed all motor and behavioural deficits induced by MPTP. This response started 10-20 minutes after dosing, and exceeded 2 hours. No tolerance was seen following chronic b.i.d. treatment. Similar results were obtained with 1-dopa plus benserazide; however, 1-dopa always caused emesis, whereas beneficial effects were shown with ropinirole in the absence of Celebrex Drug Recall this side effect. These results support the continued clinical assessment of ropinirole for the treatment of Parkinson's disease.

requip dose 2016-12-29

Graft-induced dyskinesia (GID) is a serious complication induced by dopamine (DA) cell transplantation in parkinsonian patients. We have recently shown that DA D2 receptor blockade produces striking blockade of dyskinesia induced by amphetamine in grafted 6-OHDA-lesioned rats, a model of GID. This study was designed to investigate whether blockade of DA D1 receptors could produce similar outcome, and to see whether the effect of these treatments in grafted rats was specific for dyskinesia induced by amphetamine, or could also influence L-DOPA-induced dyskinesia (LID). L-DOPA-primed rats received transplants of fetal DA neurons into the DA-denervated striatum. Beginning at 20weeks after transplantation rats were subjected to pharmacological treatments with either L-DOPA (6mg/kg) or amphetamine (1.5mg/kg) alone, or in combination with the D1 receptor antagonist SCH23390, the D2 receptor antagonist eticlopride, and the 5-HT1A agonist/D2 receptor antagonist buspirone. Grafted rats developed severe GID, while LID was reduced. Both eticlopride and SCH23390 produced near-complete suppression of GID already at very low doses (0.015 and 0.1mg/kg, respectively). Buspirone induced similar suppression at a dose as low as 0.3mg/kg, which is far lower than the dose known to affect LID in non-grafted dyskinetic rats. In agreement with our previous results, the effect of buspirone was independent from 5-HT1A receptor activation, as it was not counteracted by the selective 5-HT1A antagonist WAY100635, but likely due to D2 receptor blockade. Most interestingly, the same doses of eticlopride, SCH23390 and buspirone were found to suppress LID in grafted but not in control dyskinetic rats. Taken together, these data demonstrate that Avapro Reviews the DA cell grafts strikingly exacerbate the effect of DA D1 and D2 receptor blockade against both GID and LID, and suggest that the anti-GID effect of buspirone seen in patients may also be due to blockade of DA D2 receptors.

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We studied the effectiveness of cabergoline as an adjunct in patients with early Parkinson's disease receiving another dopamine agonist (pramipexole or ropinirole), at the maximal permitted dose. The study enrolled 47 patients: 35 had motor fluctuations and were receiving a dopamine agonist with levodopa; and 12, without motor fluctuations, were receiving a dopamine agonist without levodopa. These medications had in all cases failed to achieve adequate symptom control. In the 35 patients with motor fluctuations, when cabergoline was added to therapy, the time spent in the OFF period decreased by 65.6% (from 3.14+/-1.11 to 1.08+/-1.07 hours p<0.0001); and the Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale (UPDRS) motor score decreased by 19.24% (from 41.68+/-12.6 to 33.66+/-10.22; (p<0.0001) during the OFF condition, and by 7.11% (from 17.01+/-6.63 to 15.8+/-7.22; p<0.001) during the ON condition. Nocturnal akinesia improved in all the patients except one. In the 12 patients without motor fluctuations, when cabergoline was added, the UPDRS score improved by 34.4% (from 23.5+/-5.3 to Depakote Usual Dosage 15.5+/-4.7). This open study shows that dual dopamine agonist therapy can be useful in the symptomatic treatment of patients with early or more advanced Parkinson's disease receiving therapy with or without levodopa.

requip xl reviews 2016-11-22

In recent clinical trials, chronic treatment of patients with PD with pramipexole or ropinirole was associated with a slower decline of imaged striatal dopaminergic signal, compared to levodopa monotherapy. Although this could reflect slowed progression of PD, equally plausible is a pharmacologic effect on proteins that interact with the imaging radioligands. To date, there is no compelling evidence favoring dopamine agonists Feldene Tablet Price over levodopa; either is an appropriate choice for initial treatment of PD.