February 16, 2012

3 Meds with the Craziest Side Effects Ever


… Ropinirole, also known as Requip, is used to treat individuals with Parkinson's disease as well as restless legs syndrome….But if falling asleep sporadically throughout your day doesn't catch your attention, the research published in the Mayo Clinic Proceedings just might. Researchers monitored the medical records of 267 patients who were taking Ropinirole between July 1, 2004, and June 30, 2006, and found that, due to the drug, nearly 20 percent of the subjects were documented with hypersexuality as well as experiencing the new-onset of compulsive gambling.

MSN Health, by Madeline Haller, 02/15/2012

Tags: compulsive gambling, falling asleep sporadically, hypersexuality, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, parkinson's disease, Requip, Research, restless leg syndrome, Ropinirole

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