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ropinirole/ro·pin·i·role/ (ro-pin´ĭ-rōl″) a dopamine agonist used as the hydrochloride salt as an antidyskinetic in the treatment of Parkinson's disease.
A dopamine agonist, C16H24N2O, used in its hydrochloride form to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome.
an antiparkinsonian agent.
indication It is used to treat parkinsonism.
contraindication Known hypersensitivity to this drug prohibits its use.
adverse effects Life-threatening effects are hemolytic anemia, leukopenia, and agranulocytosis. Other adverse effects include psychosis, hallucination, dystonia, depression, dizziness, constipation, dyspepsia, flatulence, rash, sweating, tachycardia, hypertension, hypotension, syncope, palpitations, blurred vision, impotence, urinary frequency, pharyngitis, rhinitis, sinusitis, bronchitis, and dyspnea. Common side effects include agitation, insomnia, nausea, vomiting, anorexia, dry mouth, and orthostatic hypotension.