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How often should I increase my Requip XL dose?

How often should I increase my Requip XL dose?

Initially, 2 mg PO once daily for 1 to 2 weeks. Subsequent increases may be made in increments of 2 mg/day at intervals of at least 1 week based upon response and tolerability. Max: 24 mg/day PO. If significant interruption of therapy occurs, retitration may be necessary.

How does Requip work to treat restless legs syndrome?

How does Requip work to treat restless legs by affecting dopamine and what are some of the most common side effects? Requip is a medication that acts on the nervous system at the site of receptors for a neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger, called dopamine. Specifically, Requip acts to stimulate these receptors.

When does GSK discontinue Requip XL 8 mg tablets?

The anticipated final date of availability to patients will be between January and May 2019, depending on the tablet strength. The discontinuation announcement does not apply to the 4-mg, 6-mg, 8-mg and 12-mg tablets of Requip XL.

When to discontinue Requip XL or levodopa?

When given as adjunct therapy to levodopa, the concurrent levodopa dose may need to be gradually decreased as tolerated. DISCONTINUATION: Taper gradually over a 7-day period. The frequency of administration should be reduced from 3 times per day to twice daily for 4 days.

How many mg of Requip XL should I take?

Although the maximum recommended is 24 mg/day, patients with advanced Parkinson disease should generally be maintained at lower doses

When to increase the dose of Requip for RLS?

For the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS). Initially, 0.25 mg PO once daily given 1 to 3 hours before bedtime. During days 3 through 7, the dosage may be increased to 0.5 mg PO once daily. At the beginning of week 2 (day 8) the dose may be increased to 1 mg PO once daily for 7 days.

When to discontinue Requip for restless legs syndrome?

DISCONTINUATION: Taper over a 7-day period. For the treatment of restless legs syndrome (RLS). Initially, 0.25 mg PO once daily given 1 to 3 hours before bedtime. During days 3 through 7, the dosage may be increased to 0.5 mg PO once daily. At the beginning of week 2 (day 8) the dose may be increased to 1 mg PO once daily for 7 days.

How often to take Requip XL for Parkinson’s disease?

For patients with end-stage renal disease (CrCl less than 15 mL/min) receiving regular hemodialysis sessions, the recommended initial dose for Parkinson’s disease for the immediate-release tablets is 0.25 mg PO three times a day. Further dose escalations should be based on tolerability and need for efficacy.