Changing from Ropinerole to Pramipexole


#1

I've been having such horrible side effects on Ropinerole that my neurologist has put me on Pramipexole instead.

Has anyone else made this switch or done something similar? Is there anything I should expect while my body's getting used to one drug and coming off the other? I don't need a break, apparently.

Thanks.


#2

 

I'd love to know that myself Tabbycat, no one can know that for sure, because we are all different taking new meds, I will be in the same situation as you shortly with new meds, wish we could look into the future!

Best of luck - Sheila

Let me know how you get on please..............


#3

Well, day one isn't great so far.

I started the Pramipexole yesterday evening and this morning I'm not feeling very good - hard to explain, just weak and horrible. I'm tired, though, and had quite a hard yoga session yesterday so maybe that's not helping.

I wonder if I'm getting withdrawal symptoms from the Ropinerole as I stopped taking it without titrating down.

Sheila, what dose of Ropinerole were you on, and how long did you take to come off it?


#4

 

Hi Tabbycat - I am still on Ropinirole  taking 16mg a day, and have been for last six years since being DX, started off with 2mg gradually increasing. I now need extra meds but not sure at the moment what will happen, have an app with parkinsons nurse on 27th June, Co-careldopa was mentioned.

I know your supposed to wean yourself off Ropinirole gradually, especially if you have been taking them as long as I have, as with any other drug. I live in apprehension of what will happen eventually

Hope you stay well, keep me posted - Sheila x


#5

Ah, sorry, when you said you would soon be in the same situation, I thought you'd come off it.

Good luck for the 27th!