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What Are the Side Effects of Requip for Advanced Parkinson's?

What Are Common Side Effects of Requip in Advanced Parkinson's Patients?

Requip has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, side effects are always documented. The most common Requip side effects observed in people with advanced Parkinson's disease were as follows:
  • Uncontrolled, sudden movements (34 percent)
  • Nausea (30 percent)
  • Dizziness (26 percent)
  • Excessive tiredness, which is known as somnolence (20 percent).
Other common side effects of Requip observed in more than 5 percent of patients were:

Other Requip Side Effects for Patients With Advanced Parkinson's

Some of the other Requip side effects that occurred in greater than 2 percent but less than 5 percent of patients with advanced Parkinson's disease included:
  • Low blood pressure (hypotension)
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphagia)
  • Weight loss
  • Anemia
  • Flatulence
  • Increased saliva
  • Arthritis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Abnormal dreaming
  • Difficulty breathing (dyspnea)
  • Double vision.
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