Ropinirole CR tablets 8 mg for Parkinson disease
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General information on Japanese Ropinirole CR tablets 8 mg for Parkinson disease
Package details: 56 tablets
Manufacturer: Towa Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., Japan
Active ingredient: ropinirole hydrochloride (chemical formula C16H25ClN2O)
Medical effect: Ropinirole tablets are effective for the treatment of Parkinson disease and particularly following symptoms:
- muscle rigidity,
- slow movement,
- abnormal posture.
Contraindications and precautions: do not use in patients with psychiatric symptoms such as hallucination and delusion or heart disorders, in patients with hypotension, renal disorder or liver disorder. Do not use in pregnant or breastfeeding women. If an allergic reaction occurs, stop using the medication and consult with your doctor. If you’re taking any other medication, please consult with your doctor before use.
As the medicine may cause sleepiness or drowsiness, avoid driving a car or operating dangerous machinery while taking this medication. Impulsive behavior may occur (pathological increase in sexual desire and appetite, repeatedly excessive or unplanned shopping, gambling etc.).
Dosage and administration of Japanese Ropinirole CR tablets 8 mg for Parkinson disease
For adults, start with taking 2 mg of ropinirole once a day for the first week. In the second week, take 4 mg a day. If necessary, the dosage may be increased further for each week by 2 mg in a daily dose. However, the daily dose should not exceed 16 mg of ropinirole. Always take this medicine after meal, better if at the same time each day. These Ropinirole tablets are controlled-released, so they should be swallowed without chewing, splitting or crushing.
How effective are Ropinirole CR tablets 8 mg from Japan for Parkinson disease?
Ropinirole hydrochloride is a dopamine agonist working by stimulating stimulates dopamine D2 receptors. By replacing damaged dopamine cells with newly produced ones, Ropinirole tablets help to treat such symptoms of Parkinson disease as stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms and poor muscle control.
Who should use Ropinirole CR tablets 8 mg from Japan?
Ropinirole tablets are generally well-tolerated and safe. As the ropinirole hydrochloride is an indole derivative and thus does not belong to the ergolines, it has fewer risk of long-term complications. Studies also show that Ropinirole tablets facilitates the daily life and improves depressive moods of patients with Parkinson's disease. It can be used for the patients taking levodopa under the supervision of the consulting doctor, gradually helping to reduce the amount of levodopa needed.