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What side effects can this medication cause?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction:

difficulty breathing
swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat

Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

muscle stiffness
feeling light-headed
slow heartbeat

Call your doctor promptly if you fall asleep during a daily activity, if you faint, or if you have hallucinations (hearing or seeing something that is not there). Your doctor may want you to stop taking ropinirole, or take a lower dose.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur, such as:

mild nausea
vomiting, upset stomach or loss of appetite
worsened RLS symptoms early in the morning
diarrhea or constipation
dry mouth
drowsiness or confusion
sleep problems (insomnia)
agitation or anxiety

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.

Some people using ropinirole have developed a gambling habit. It is not known whether ropinirole actually causes this effect. Nevertheless, please talk with your doctor if you believe you have an unusual urge to gamble while you are taking ropinirole. 


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