Side Effects of Requip for Restless Legs Syndrome
Other Side Effects of Requip for People With Restless Legs Syndrome
Some of the other Requip side effects in people with restless legs syndrome that occurred in more than 2 percent but less than 5 percent of patients included:
- Spinning sensation (vertigo)
- Indigestion (dyspepsia)
- Dry mouth
- Abdominal pain
- Pain in the joints (arthralgia)
- Muscle cramps
- Pain in the legs or arms
- Numbness or tingling
- Nasal congestion
- Back pain
- Inflammation of the sinuses (sinusitis).
These rare side effects occur in less than 1 percent of patients with restless legs syndrome. It is difficult to tell whether these side effects occurred because of the medication itself or if they were caused by something else.
Some of these rare Requip side effects seen in people with restless legs syndrome include, but are not limited to:
- Chest pain (angina pectoris)
- Heart disease (coronary artery disease)
- Ringing in the ear (tinnitus)
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD)
- Bladder infection
- Middle ear infection (otitis media)
- High cholesterol (hypercholesterolemia)
- Sleep apnea.
It is possible that you may experience some or none of these Requip side effects. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have side effects from a medicine that you have never tried. Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects. Also, let your healthcare provider know if you develop something that "just does not seem right." While it may not be a side effect, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.