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CAS Registry Number 91374-21-9
USES: This medication is used to treat Parkinson's disease. It helps
replace the brain chemical called dopamine, which is low in Parkinson's
disease. It is also used to treat RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome).
HOW TO USE: Take this medication as prescribed. Do not increase your
dose or take it more often than directed. Do not stop taking this medication
without your doctor's approval. Stopping this drug suddenly may cause you to
experience unwanted side effects. Dosing is based on your condition and this
drug's side effects. It may take a few weeks for this medication to take
SIDE EFFECTS: Nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, trouble sleeping,
constipation, unusual weakness, stomach upset and pain, headache or dry
mouth may occur. If these effects persist or worsen, notify your doctor
promptly. To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips,
chew (sugarless) gum, drink water or use saliva substitute. Report promptly:
hallucinations, difficulty moving or walking, difficulty breathing. Unlikely
but report promptly: confusion, restlessness, leg or foot swelling,
fainting, twitching, chest pain, unusually fast or slow heartbeat. Very
unlikely but report promptly: muscle pain, vision problems, fever, severe
muscle stiffness, sudden irresistible urge to sleep. If you notice other
effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
PRECAUTIONS: Tell your doctor if you have a history of: heart disease
or heart arrhythmias (abnormal rhythms), hallucinations, mental confusion,
difficulty walking, any allergies, kidney problems, liver disease, low blood
pressure. To avoid dizziness and lightheadedness when rising from a seated
or lying position, get up slowly. Use caution when performing tasks
requiring mental alertness such as driving or using machinery. Limit alcohol
use because it may intensify the drowsiness and dizziness effects of this
drug. This drug should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy.
Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this
medication is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before
MISSED DOSE: If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do
not take if it is almost time for the next dose. Instead, skip the missed
dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not "double-up" the doses.
STORAGE: Store at controlled room temperature away from moisture and
sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.