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Review: could Requip cause Lewy body dementia (Dementia)?

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

We study 11,436 people who have side effects while taking Requip from FDA and social media. Among them, 35 have Lewy body dementia. Find out below who they are, when they have Lewy body dementia and more.

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Requip

Requip has active ingredients of ropinirole hydrochloride. It is often used in restless leg syndrome. (latest outcomes from 11,928 Requip users)

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) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 11,363 Lewy body dementia patients)

On Jan, 30, 2015: 11,436 people reported to have side effects when taking Requip. Among them, 33 people (0.29%) have Lewy Body Dementia.

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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    an increase caused me not to be able to swallow at all
  • Treatment for a dvt in person with lung cancer
    Have contracted a large painful DVT in groin thru calf. Hospicis doctor will only administer Aspirin 325 mg. what I have researched does this not address dissolving clot. Hospicis doctor told me the tumor lung cancer was more likely to bleed with treatment to dissolve clot. She was negative and said the lung cancer was going to cause death anyway so she wouldn't treat large painful DVT because it may cause bleeding, i.e. more harm.



    Can anyone tell me if use of warfarin or other blood thinners are less likely used in lung cancer patients? When admitted to Hospicis in Dec I was on Warfarin and continued use for several weeks until Hospicis stopped treatment.



    I'm considering leaving Hospicis and returning to my previous doctors. I am significantly improved now from Dec. My oxygen use was 5 lt when admitted to Hospicis and now almost never require oxygen use.
  • Why has my rls/plmd increased since i've been on ms contin, oxycodone, and higher dose of ropinerole? previously, i was on 40mg hydrocodone per day.
    I have Fibromyalgia, Endometriosis, and Periodic Limb Movement Disorder (PLMD) AND Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS). Recently, I went of of Hydrocodone, and started with MS Contin and Oxycodone. I also RAISED my Requip from .5 to 1mg.
  • What are the side effects while taking fentanyl with garcinia cambogia
    I'm having headaches flushing/blushing in the face, tired, dizziness. I think that I might be allergic to it the garcinia cambogia ultra. I need to know if I can be on the fentanyl patch and take Garcinia Cambogia Ultra?
  • I developed excessive saliva production after starting ropinerole (requip) for plmd. sleep was impossible due to frequent swallowing. has anyone else experienced similar symptoms? (1 answer)
    The first 5 drugs above on my list that I tried for PLMD, I no longer use. I took ropinerole (Requip) for about 2 weeks when I noticed that I was producing more saliva and was swallowing a lot. It didn't really bother me too much, because the other drugs that I take give me a dry mouth. When I went to bed, trying to get to sleep was impossible, I had to swallow every 10 – 15 seconds all night long. My doctor investigated and found that only 1% of patients develop this symptom, lucky me. I discontinued using it. The symptom went away, and then came back even after I had stopped taking the drug for over 1 month. Has anyone else experienced this over-production of saliva during and/or after discontinuing ropinerole (Requip)? And if so, how long did it last and what can be done about it? It is disturbing my sleep so much that it of itself has become a sleep disorder. Any suggestions?

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