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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 11,442 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 has active ingredients of ropinirole hydrochloride. It is often used in restless leg syndrome. (latest outcomes from 11,932 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 11,368 Lewy body dementia patients)

On Mar, 1, 2015: 11,439 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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