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Role 0.25mg Tablet

Prescription Required

Overview

Introduction

Role 0.25mg Tablet is a prescription medicine used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and restless leg syndrome (an urge to move the legs usually accompanied or caused by uncomfortable and unpleasant leg sensations). It helps to treat excessive shaking by slowing down the body movements.

Role 0.25mg Tablet should be taken with food. However, take it at the same time each day as this helps to maintain a consistent level of medicine in the body. Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor and if you have missed a dose, take it as soon as you remember it. You should never skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment even if you feel better. It is important that this medication is not stopped suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Some common side effects of this medicine include headache, fainting, vomiting, weakness, nausea, edema (swelling), abnormality of voluntary movements and dyspepsia (indigestion). It also causes dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you know how this medicine affects you. Inform your doctor if you develop any unusual changes in mood, an abnormally high sex drive, an urge to gamble or uncontrolled spending as these may prove very harmful.

Side effects of Role Tablet

Common
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Sleepiness
  • Vomiting
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Abnormality of voluntary movements
  • Dyspepsia
  • Hallucination
  • Confusion
  • Viral infection

How to use Role Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Role 0.25mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Role Tablet works

Role 0.25mg Tablet works by increasing the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Role 0.25mg Tablet. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Role 0.25mg Tablet may be unsafe to use during pregnancy. Although there are limited studies in humans, animal studies have shown harmful effects on the developing baby. Your doctor will weigh the benefits and any potential risks before prescribing it to you. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Role 0.25mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Role 0.25mg Tablet suppresses serum prolactin and may interfere with breastfeeding.
Driving
UNSAFE
Role 0.25mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CAUTION
Role 0.25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Role 0.25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Role 0.25mg Tablet should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Role 0.25mg Tablet may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Use of Role 0.25mg Tablet is not recommended in patients with the severe liver disease.

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Quick Tips

  • You have been prescribed Role 0.25mg Tablet to treat your symptoms of Parkinson's disease and/or restless leg syndrome.
  • It can be taken with or without food. Taking it with food may reduce nausea.
  • For restless leg syndrome, take this medicine 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
  • Avoid activities that require you to be alert, such as driving a car until you know how this medication affects you.
  • When you first start taking Role 0.25mg Tablet, it may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure when you change positions. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop compulsive behaviors that are hard to control, such as binge eating, gambling, spending money, and sexual urges.
  • Talk to your doctor in case you develop hallucinations or other changes in your behavior.
  • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Role with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
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Patient Concerns

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Restless leg syndrome with irritable bowel syndrome
Dr. Pushkar Mani
Physician
take cobadex czs once daily for 1 monthevion 400 mg once daily for 1 month
Remedies for restless leg syndrome
Dr. Shallu Garg
Pain and Stress Management
Ashwagandharishtam 15-15 ml twice a day with equal quantity of water
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FAQs

Q. What are the warning symptoms that should prompt me to discontinue therapy?

You may develop several warning symptoms that would suggest that the treatment needs to be discontinued. You may develop compulsive behavior such as gambling, increase in sex drive, compulsive shopping and eating. You may notice that your symptoms are getting worse (start earlier than usual or are more intense, affect other parts of the body, such as the arms, and symptoms return early in morning). If you notice these symptoms, consult your doctor immediately.

Q. How long does Role take to work?

You may be able to see improvement within a week. However, it may take longer and differs from individual to individual.

Q. Can I stop taking Role if I do not see any improvement in my symptoms?

No, you should not stop taking Role on your own as you may experience anxiety, depression, lack of interest, tiredness, sweating and severe pain in the leg. The dose should be reduced slowly. In some patients, it may take longer to see improvement but not beyond 12 weeks. Talk to your doctor if you want to stop it.

Q. Can I take gabapentin and Role together?

Yes, you can take gabapentin and Role together. However, be careful as taking these two medicines together may cause excessive drowsiness, dizziness and decrease your mental alertness. So, you may have to avoid driving, operating machinery or working at heights while taking the two medicines together.

Q. Is Role used for pain?

No, Role is not used to relieve pain. It acts by increasing the levels of a chemical messenger (dopamine) in the brain, which is deficient in case of restless leg syndrome. This, in turn, relieves the discomfort and reduces the involuntary limb movements that disrupt night-time sleep.

Q. How often can I take Role?

For restless leg syndrome, take Role once a day. It is usually taken just before bedtime, but you can take it up to 3 hours before going to bed. For Parkinson’s disease, it is usually taken three times a day.

Q. Is Role safe?

Yes, Role is safe if taken in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. It is a well-tolerated medicine. The common side effects of Role are nausea, dizziness, headache, and sleepiness which are typically worse during the first two weeks of treatment and may require dose reduction but rarely discontinuation of drug.

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