Does anyone know anything about Requip? My Mom takes it for Restless Leg Syndrome. It says on her bottle that she should take it only once a day 1-3 hours before bed but she wants to take it more. In fact, she wanted to have the bottle with her in bed to take throughout the night but I would not let her. (she is spending the week with me-normally she stays with my Dad but he is on a vacation) my husband asked my mom how many pills she takes at night and she told him up to 6----!!!!!---- on my gosh! (I hope she is confused and does not take that much but who knows?) They are 5mg pills -I do not think they are extended release but am not sure. She also takes Ambien before bed and I do not think she should mix the 2 but I fear I will lose that battle. Now I am wondering if her dizziness is due to being over medicated and not a result from her brain stem stroke as the doctor had said.
I told her she could not have them in her room and she should only take 1 a day like the bottle says. I read her all the possible side effects and told her she needs to talk with her doctor. She seemed to be receptive to this ( she said I was scaring her-but I am scared too). She has been taking this medication for years. Should I insist tht she not take Ambien with Requip? Or is it ok? Can she take more than 1pill a day? I have no legal right to talk with her doctor and she can barely talk so I doubt she can tell them to let me. Hmmmm. Maybe I should make an appointment with my pharmacist. Has anyone ever done that? I think you can do that at Walgreens.
OK-any feedback would be helpful. I am a bit worried about this.