Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Repitol. Please consult your doctor.
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Repitol may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing... View More
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Repitol is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
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Repitol may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Repitol should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Repitol may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Repitol should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Repitol may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
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Repitol is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and restless leg syndrome (an urge to move the legs usually accompanied ... View More
Uses of Repitol
- Parkinson's disease
- Restless leg syndrome
Side effects of Repitol
- Edema (swelling)
- Abnormality of voluntary movements
- Viral infection
How to use Repitol
Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Repitol is to be taken wit... View More
How Repitol works
Repitol works by increasing the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.
- You have been prescribed Repitol to treat your symptoms of Parkinson's disease and/or restless leg syndrome.
- It can be taken with or without food. Taking it with food may reduce nausea.
- For restless leg syndrome, take this medicine 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
- Avoid activities that require you to be alert, such as driving a car until you know how this medication affects you.
- When you first start taking Repitol, it may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure when you change positions. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or ... View More
- Inform your doctor if you develop compulsive behaviors that are hard to control, such as binge eating, gambling, spending money, and sexual urges.
- Talk to your doctor in case you develop hallucinations or other changes in your behavior.
- Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
Parkinson's disease, Restless leg syndrome
May be taken with or without food. May be taken w/ meals to reduce occurrence of nausea.
As monotherapy in Parkinson's disease
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Mode of Action
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Nausea (40-60%),Dizziness (6-40%),Somnolence (11-40%),Syncope (1-12%),Vomiting (12%),Fatigue (8-11%),Viral infection (11%),Dyspepsia (10%)
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