Side Effects of Ropinirole

Common Side Effects of Ropinirole for Early Parkinson's Disease

Ropinirole has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, side effects are always documented. The most common side effects of ropinirole observed in people with early Parkinson's disease were:
 
  • Dizziness (40 percent)
  • Nausea (60 percent)
  • Excessive tiredness, which is known as somnolence (40 percent).
     
 

Common Side Effects of Ropinirole for Advanced Parkinson's Disease

The most common side effects of ropinirole observed in people with advanced Parkinson's disease were:
 
  • Uncontrolled, sudden movements (34 percent)
  • Nausea (30 percent)
  • Dizziness (26 percent)
  • Excessive tiredness, or somnolence (20 percent).
     
For people with advanced Parkinson's disease, 24 percent of people stopped taking ropinirole because of side effects. This was compared to 18 percent of people who stopped taking the placebo, which is merely a sugar pill and, by itself, does not cause side effects. The most common reasons that people with advanced Parkinson's stopped taking ropinirole were:
 
  • Dizziness
  • Uncontrolled, sudden movements
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Nausea
  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety
  • Increased sweating.
     
 
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