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Is There Any Correlation Between Ropinirole And Myelodysplastic Syndrome?

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Posted on Sat, 16 Jul 2016
Question: Is there any connection between the drug Ropinirole, taken for Restless Leg Syndrome, and Myelodysplastic Syndrome where the bone marrow fails to produce platelets?
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Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Hello dear. MDS is unrelated to ropinirole.

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the details.
MDS is a blood related disorder usually seen in the 65 plus age group. As far as drug related MDS is concerned, it is related to chemotherapy drugs like alkylating agents and anthracyclines.
Ropinirole has not been found to be related to MDS.
Thanks and regards.
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Is There Any Correlation Between Ropinirole And Myelodysplastic Syndrome?

Brief Answer: Hello dear. MDS is unrelated to ropinirole. Detailed Answer: Hello dear. Welcome to HCM. I have gone through the details. MDS is a blood related disorder usually seen in the 65 plus age group. As far as drug related MDS is concerned, it is related to chemotherapy drugs like alkylating agents and anthracyclines. Ropinirole has not been found to be related to MDS. Thanks and regards.