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Side Effects of Ropinirole XL

Even though most people do not experience any problems when taking ropinirole XL, side effects are possible. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience serious side effects, such as hallucinations or any signs of an allergic reaction. Fortunately, side effects are typically minor and easily treated by you or your healthcare provider. Common side effects of ropinirole XL include nausea, drowsiness, and dizziness.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Ropinirole XL

As with any medicine, ropinirole XL (Requip® XL) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. 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.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with ropinirole XL. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list of ropinirole XL side effects with you.)

Side Effects of Ropinirole XL to Report

There are a number of side effects with ropinirole XL that you should report to your healthcare provider. These include (but are not limited to):
  • Falling asleep during the day, sometimes without warning
  • Severe dizziness or fainting
  • Hallucinations
  • Difficult or painful breathing
  • Problems with impulse control, such as gambling, hypersexuality, or binge eating
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:


    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing. 


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