ADARTREL ROPINIROLE 0.5MG
What is Adartrel used for?
Adartrel is a medication used in the treatment of moderate to severe Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS), which is also known as Ekbom syndrome. People with restless legs syndrome have an irresistible urge to move their legs, and sometimes their arms and other parts of their bodies.
Ropinirole has some of the same effects as a chemical called dopamine, which occurs naturally in your body. Low levels of dopamine in the brain are associated with Parkinson’s disease.
How does Adartrel work?
Ropinirole is a non-ergoline D2/D3 dopamine agonist. It works by stimulating the striatal dopamine receptors in the brain.
Side Effects of Adartrel
Some common side effects of Adartrel include:
- Irregular heartbeats
- Muscle Spasms
How to use Adartrel
In the treatment of RLS, Adartrel should be taken once a day. It is best used before bedtime. Ropinirole may be taken with a meal or snack to reduce any stomach upsets. It should be swallowed whole with a glass of water. Keep taking the tablets until your doctor tells you otherwise.
- Adartrel is not recommended for use in children below 18 years of age.
- Ropinirole should be taken before bedtime, or up to 3 hours before you retire to sleep.
- Ropinirole is best taken with food to avoid gastrointestinal intolerance.
Before using Adartrel, tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
- Kidney diseases
- High or low blood pressure
- Heart diseases
- Sleep disorders
Is Ropinirole a sleeping pill?
Ropinirole is not a sleeping pill. However, clinical studies have found that it helps to improve the quality and quantity of sleep in patients with primary RLS.
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