Active ingredient: Ropinirole
Packaging Type: 10 tabs/film
Manufacturer : Sun Pharma Sikkim Pvt
Product Code: PR10146
What is Ropark?
Ropark is primarily an antiparkinsonian agent prescribed to treat Parkinson’s disease. It is also approved for the treatment of Ekbom syndrome or restless leg syndrome. This medicine is also effective in treating movement disorders like extrapyramidal effects that occur due to side effects of drugs like metoclopramide or SSRIs.
Classification and Mode of Action
Ropark contains Ropinirole which is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist. The symptoms of Parkinson’s and other movement disorders arise due to the deficiency of the neurochemical dopamine. Ropark is a dopamine agonist and it binds to the dopamine receptors and mimics the action of dopamine.
Looking after your drug
Store it at temperatures below 300C and away from moisture and direct heat. Check expiry before use.
How to take the medication?
Take it by mouth as advised by your doctor.
The dose is dependent on the condition being treated and requires titration under medical supervision. Kindly consult your doctor for the dose and its titration.
Seek medical aid or talk to your doctor.
Take it as soon as you remember. If it already time for the next dose then skip it. Do not double dose.
Warnings and Precautions
It causes somnolence. Patient may fall asleep while performing any task. Avoid driving or operating any machinery. It may cause orthostatic hypotension and fainting. Be careful while getting up from lying or sitting position. It is known to cause compulsive or hypersexual behaviours.
· Somnolence, Sudden sleep episodes
· Compulsive behaviour
· Sudden and excessive gambling
· Hypersexual behaviour
· Orthostatic hypotension, fainting
When should Ropark not be used?
Hypersensitivity to the drug, severe cardiac disease, risk of melanomas, hypotensive disease
How long should you take Ropark?
As long as your doctor recommends