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Review: could Requip cause Withdrawal syndrome?

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

We study 11,413 people who have side effects while taking Requip from FDA and social media. Among them, 44 have Withdrawal syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Withdrawal syndrome and more.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 11,390 people reported to have side effects when taking Requip. Among them, 44 people (0.39%) have Withdrawal Syndrome. They amount to 0.08% of all the 55,254 people who have Withdrawal Syndrome on eHealthMe.

Trend of Withdrawal syndrome in Requip reports

Time on Requip when people have Withdrawal syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Withdrawal syndrome7.14%14.29%21.43%14.29%21.43%21.43%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Withdrawal syndrome66.00%34.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Withdrawal syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%2.22%22.22%17.78%57.78%

Severity of Withdrawal syndrome when taking Requip ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Withdrawal syndrome ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Parkinson's disease (26 people, 59.09%)
  2. Sleep disorder (12 people, 27.27%)
  3. Restless legs syndrome (8 people, 18.18%)
  4. Hypertension (8 people, 18.18%)
  5. Depression (7 people, 15.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Requip xl (24 people, 54.55%)
  2. Sinemet (13 people, 29.55%)
  3. Ropinirole (12 people, 27.27%)
  4. Apomorphine (8 people, 18.18%)
  5. Prozac (7 people, 15.91%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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