Side Effects of Ropinirole
The most common side effects of ropinirole observed in people with restless legs syndrome, occurring in more than 5 percent of patients, were:
- Nausea (40 percent)
- Excessive tiredness, or somnolence (12 percent)
- Vomiting (11 percent)
- Dizziness (11 percent)
- Fatigue (8 percent).
For people with restless legs syndrome, 5 percent of people stopped taking ropinirole because of its side effects. This is compared to 4 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 restless legs syndrome stopped taking ropinirole were:
(Click Side Effects of Requip for Restless Legs Syndrome for more information.)
It is possible that you may experience some or none of these side effects. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects. Also, tell your healthcare provider if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.