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Ropinirole XL (Requip® XL) is a prescription medication that is taken once a day to treat Parkinson's disease. It can be used alone or in combination with other Parkinson's medications, and is approved to treat both early and advanced forms of the disease. Ropinirole XL comes in tablet form and is generally well tolerated. Possible side effects include dizziness, nausea, and involuntary movements.
Before beginning treatment with ropinirole XL, information on this medication's potential risks should be fully reviewed with your healthcare provider. Also, tell him or her if you have any other medical conditions or are taking any other drugs, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(For information on how this drug performed in clinical studies, what to do if you miss a dose, and more, click Ropinirole XL.)