Ropark 1 mg may be used alone or in combination with other drugs in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This medicine helps to improve the ability to move and decrease tremors (shakiness), unsteadiness, slowed movement, stiffness, and the number of episodes of inability to move. While the active ingredient is Ropinirole, it also contains other inactive ingredients such as lactose monohydrate, magnesium stearate, hypromellose, microcrystalline cellulose, and others. Ropark 1 mg belongs to the class of medicines called dopamine agonists. Ropinirole works by restoring the balance of a natural substance in the brain (dopamine). This effect helps to lessen the symptoms and treat the disease.
The manufacturer of Ropark 1 mg is Sun Pharmaceuticals Industries Limited.
Take the tablet whole by mouth with a glass of water, preferably on an empty stomach. While swallowing, do not crush, chew, or break the pill because you may notice a bitter taste in your mouth. If you intend to use an alcoholic drink to swallow the tablet, you should know that you may experience severe side effects. Usually, the recommended dose per day (24 hours) is one tablet or as directed by your healthcare professional. To get the most benefit from Ropark 1 mg, it is advised to administer the tablet at a fixed time every day.
Additionally, your risk of side effects may elevate if you are using this medicine more often than your doctor prescribes. In case you do not notice the desired result, your doctor may gradually increase the dosage or even change the medicine.
It is recommended to use a special measuring device or spoon if you decide to use this medicine’s liquid form. You may not get the correct dose using a household teaspoon, which may also elevate your risk of negative effects. Inform your physician if your disease does not improve or if it worsens.
The dosages are based on your response to treatment, weight, age, other drugs you may be using, and the severity of your health condition. Thereby, healthcare professionals prescribe different dosages for their patients. If you are not sure what dosage is better for you, discuss it with your doctor or avoid using Ropark 1 mg. Furthermore, you should not stop the treatment too early because it may lead to a return of the symptoms. Therefore, your disease may become worse.
- Ropark 1 mg
You should administer the dose as soon as possible if you miss one. In case, it is almost time for the next dose, simply skip the missed dose and continue the regular schedule as prescribed. If you administer a double dose the next time, trying to catch up, you may experience severe adverse effects.
Using Ropark 1 mg more frequently than is allowed without a doctor’s recommendation, you may notice an overdose. Stop taking Ropinirole and get medical help immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms. For example a fast or pounding heartbeat, severe dizziness, passing out, breathlessness, and others. If you have any questions, ask your physician.
Side Effects of Ropark 1 mg
Ropark 1 mg like other medicines may give you certain side effects during treatment. Overdose and allergy are some factors that can cause side effects. There are three types of adverse effects such as mild, moderate, and severe.
Mild Side Effects
Usually, most patients ignore this category of side effects but it is recommended to inform your doctor if you experience any of them. Check some examples below:
Moderate Side Effects
This category of side effects commonly is not dangerous for the patients. It means that they can keep taking Ropark 1 mg even if experience any of the following negative effects. Moreover, your doctor may be able to help you to prevent or avoid side effects. Examples include:
Severe Side Effects
This category of adverse effects may occur rarely usually due to an increased dose of Ropark 1 mg. Therefore, if you notice any of the following side effects, interrupt administering this product and ask for medical help right away. Check below some examples:
- Abnormality of voluntary movements
- Viral infection
- Edema (swelling)
Discuss with a doctor if you experience any of the adverse reactions listed above because this document does not contain a full list of negative effects.
All medications may interact with each other and Ropark 1 mg is not an exception. It means that other drugs may change how Ropinirole works by increasing your risk of side effects or even decreasing its effectiveness. Before taking Ropark 1 mg, it is advised to tell your physician about all products that you are using. For example herbal products, prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, supplements, vitamins, and others. Examples include:
- Marijuana (cannabis)
Consult a doctor before using this product because this article does not contain all possible drug interactions. Furthermore, it is not allowed to start, stop, or change the dosages without the doctor’s recommendation because you may experience undesired results.
If you have an allergy to the ingredients of the drug or have any other allergies, tell your doctor. In addition, it is advised to share your medical history with your healthcare professional before administering this product. Examples include:
- Heart disease (such as coronary artery disease, heart failure, recent heart attack, and others)
- Sleep disorders (such as narcolepsy, sleep apnea, and others)
- Mental or mood changes (such as depression)
- Liver or kidney problems
- Abuse of alcohol
Ropinirole may temporarily blur your vision or may make you drowsy or dizzy. Limit or avoid alcoholic beverages and marijuana (cannabis) during treatment because the symptoms listed above may elevate. In addition, you should avoid operating heavy machinery and driving while you are on treatment with Ropark 1 mg until you can do it safely.
Tell your healthcare provider if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant before using this medicine. Otherwise, it may harm you and your unborn baby. There is no information if Ropinirole passes into breast milk or not. That’s why it is advised to consult with a doctor before breastfeeding.