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Review: could Requip cause Lewy body dementia?

Summary: Lewy body dementia could be caused by Requip, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take Requip xl, and have Parkinson's disease.

We study 11,414 people who have side effects while taking Requip from FDA and social media. Among them, 33 have Lewy body dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Lewy body dementia and more.

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Requip

Requip (latest outcomes from 11,899 users) has active ingredients of ropinirole hydrochloride. It is often used in restless leg syndrome.

Lewy body dementia

Lewy body dementia (a nerve cell protein induced a loss of mental ability severe enough to interfere with normal activities of daily living) (latest reports from 42,176 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 11,413 people reported to have side effects when taking Requip. Among them, 33 people (0.29%) have Lewy Body Dementia. They amount to 0.07% of all the 44,758 people who have Lewy Body Dementia on eHealthMe.

Trend of Lewy body dementia in Requip reports

Time on Requip when people have Lewy body dementia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Lewy body dementia14.29%28.57%0.00%0.00%57.14%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Lewy body dementia when taking Requip * :

FemaleMale
Lewy body dementia34.38%65.62%

Age of people who have Lewy body dementia when taking Requip * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Lewy body dementia0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.67%93.33%

Severity of Lewy body dementia when taking Requip ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Lewy body dementia0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%

How people recovered from Lewy body dementia ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (23 people, 69.70%)
  2. Pain (2 people, 6.06%)
  3. Dementia (2 people, 6.06%)
  4. Hypertension (2 people, 6.06%)
  5. Abdominal pain (1 people, 3.03%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Requip xl (13 people, 39.39%)
  2. Sinemet (11 people, 33.33%)
  3. Stalevo 100 (6 people, 18.18%)
  4. Ropinirole (6 people, 18.18%)
  5. Aspirin (5 people, 15.15%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I have been prescribed requip and when taken I experienced severe restlessness. I also take geodon. Is there any problems for altered interactions?

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