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Ropinirole XL is a medication that may help relieve symptoms associated with early and advanced forms of Parkinson's disease. This prescription medication comes in tablet form and is designed to be taken only once a day. Before taking ropinirole XL, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of all other medical conditions you have and any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and herbal supplements).

What Is Ropinirole XL?

Ropinirole XL (Requip® XL) is a long-acting prescription medication approved to treat Parkinson's disease. It is taken just once a day.
(Click What Is Ropinirole XL Used For? for more information, including possible off-label uses.)

Side Effects of Ropinirole XL

As with any medicine, side effects are possible. However, not everyone who takes the drug will experience side effects. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
Some of the most common side effects include, but are not limited to:
  • Involuntary movements
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Hallucinations
  • Drowsiness.
(Click Side Effects of Ropinirole XL to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)
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