Review: could Requip cause Withdrawal Syndrome?


Summary

Withdrawal syndrome is found among people who take Requip, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Klonopin, and have Restless legs syndrome . We study 13,853 people who have side effects while taking Requip from FDA and social media. Among them, 37 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome 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 Requip 15,236 users)

Withdrawal Syndrome

Withdrawal syndrome (a discontinuation syndrome is a set of symptoms occurred due to discontinuation of substance) has been reported by people with irritability, drug withdrawal syndrome, agitation, insomnia, fatigue (latest reports from 13,189 Withdrawal syndrome patients).

On Sep, 20, 2016

13,853 people reported to have side effects when taking Requip.
Among them, 37 people (0.27%) have Withdrawal Syndrome


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Requip cause Withdrawal syndrome?

Time on Requip when people have Withdrawal Syndrome *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Requip *:

  • female: 65.71 %
  • male: 34.29 %

Age of people who have Withdrawal Syndrome when taking Requip *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 3.7 %
  • 40-49: 29.63 %
  • 50-59: 29.63 %
  • 60+: 37.04 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Restless Legs Syndrome (10 people, 27.03%)
  • Sleep Disorder (9 people, 24.32%)
  • Parkinson's Disease (8 people, 21.62%)
  • Pain (8 people, 21.62%)
  • Depression (6 people, 16.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Klonopin (6 people, 16.22%)
  • Prozac (5 people, 13.51%)
  • Diazepam (5 people, 13.51%)
  • Cymbalta (5 people, 13.51%)
  • Ambien (5 people, 13.51%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Insomnia (13 people, 35.14%)
  • Pain (7 people, 18.92%)
  • Panic Attack (6 people, 16.22%)
  • Drug Ineffective (6 people, 16.22%)
  • Depression (6 people, 16.22%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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