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I use ropinrole for RLS 0.5MG at bedtime. I find myself unknowingly

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I use ropinrole for RLS 0.5MG at bedtime. I find myself unknowingly falling asleep during the day time.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 7 years ago.

Dear 3122,


Greetings and welcome to justanswer,


what is your age/sex?

How long are you feeling such day time sleepiness?

how long are you taking the drug?

did you consult a doctor yet?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Age 82
Maybe 15 minutes or less
1 year
Not yet
Expert:  Dr. RK replied 7 years ago.

Dear 3122,


Thank you for the information,


There are some common causes of such sleepiness.The common ones are sleep disorders, medications, shifting hours, hypothyroidism, hypocalcemia, etc.


As per the symptoms , it seems that you are suffering from the side effect of the drug ropinirole which may cause such somnolence and day time sleepiness on long term use.You may need to change to some other drug if your symptoms are not controled.


The other causes should also be ruled out.The treatment depends on the underlying cause.


Please visit here for more information


side effect of ropinirole


treatment of RLS


Let me know if you have any doubt.


Thank you!



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