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Suggest alternate over the counter medication for Ropinirole

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Posted on Mon, 3 Apr 2017 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: my ropinirole is not working for RLS can I take pramipexole at the same time?
Answered by Dr. Alexander H. Sheppe 31 minutes later
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Hello, and thanks for your question.

It is absolutely not safe to take these two medications together. Taking them together can over-activate dopamine receptors and cause psychosis. I strongly advise against doing this.

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