Requip vs Sinemet for RLS

Requip
(Rx)
Sinemet
(Rx)
Requip is a dopamine agonist.
Sinemet is a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for RLS
2.4
Concern level
1.9
Helpfulness
for RLS
2.6
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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September 19, 1997
May 2, 1975
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
23,121 Discussions
27,910 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RLS
#3 for Shaking
Requip is prescribed for RLS and is mostly mentioned together with this indication.
Condition
Number of posts
#2 for Shaking
#3 for RLS
#4 for Parkinsonism
Sinemet is prescribed for Parkinson's Disease and Shaking and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for RLS, although it is not approved for this condition.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Req
Insomnia
9
Nausea
8
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Drowsiness
4
Sleep Disorders
3
Weight Gain
3
Vomiting
2
Allergy
1
Itching
1
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
1
Sin
Nausea
6
Depression
5
Rigidity
4
Weakness
3
Insomnia
3
Drowsiness
2
Dizziness
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Addiction
2
Constipation
1
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Requip
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Sinemet
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Insomnia
Req
Sin
9
3
Nausea
Req
Sin
8
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
Req
Sin
5
2
Drowsiness
Req
Sin
4
2
Sleep Disorders
Req
Sin
3
0
Weight Gain
Req
Sin
3
0
Vomiting
Req
Sin
2
0
Allergy
Req
Sin
1
0
Itching
Req
Sin
1
0
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Req
Sin
1
0
Nausea
Sin
Req
6
8
Depression
Sin
Req
5
0
Rigidity
Sin
Req
4
0
Weakness
Sin
Req
3
0
Insomnia
Sin
Req
3
9
Drowsiness
Sin
Req
2
4
Dizziness
Sin
Req
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Sin
Req
2
5
Addiction
Sin
Req
2
0
Constipation
Sin
Req
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Requip during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Sinemet during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Requip and alcohol.
Alcohol reduces the effectiveness of levodopa.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg, 5 mg, 0.25-0.5-1 mg
Tablet: 10-100 mg, 25-100 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid protein intake swings because protein may worsen symptoms.
Ingredients
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Ropinirole Hcl
Carbidopa/Levodopa
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Requip and Sinemet: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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