Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride)
What is Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride) used for?
Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole HCL) is an oral medication used to treat patients with Parkinson's disease. It operates by elevating dopamine levels in the brain to reduce symptoms associated with this condition including tremors, stiff movements, or difficulty walking. Your physician may prescribe it to be used along with other medications or for the treatment of other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride)?
Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole HCL) is normally administered three times each day at a dosage of one tablet. Your individual directions will be determined by your physician based on your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is recommended before use if you experience nausea. Do not chew or split the tablets prior to use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents. Ask your physician any questions you have regarding the medication to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole Hydrochloride)?
Some patients using Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole HCL) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical attention include tremors, faintness, stiff muscles, chest pain, trouble breathing, or hallucinations. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying or intense symptoms to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your dosage or frequency of administration to prevent further health problems from occurring.
Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole HCL) should not be used by patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under the age of eighteen, or lactose intolerant. Also disclose if you have a history of psychotic illness, cardiovascular disease, decreased kidney function, or decreased liver function as these conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special alterations to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Apo-Ropinirole (Ropinirole HCL). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.