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In some cases alcohol could exacerbate its side effects. One study found that the combination of alcohol and antidepressants are most likely to lead to antidepressant related deaths. The same study also mentions that 80 percent of deaths from antidepressant drugs were suicides. This is alarming since suicidal thoughts, as well as violent behavior, mania or aggression, are side effects of antidepressants. It also doesn’t help that alcohol can lower inhibition s, including those one may have about committing suicide or doing something else that’s self-destructive.
The dose of Requip depends on the condition being treated and the patient's response. Requip may interact with levodopa, ciprofloxacin, fluvoxamine, metoclopramide, omeprazole, medication used to treat nausea and vomiting or mental illness , or estrogen. Tell your doctor all medications you use. During pregnancy , Requip should be used only if prescribed. It is not known whether this medication passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Requip may reduce breast milk production. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Withdrawal symptoms such as fever , muscle stiffness, and confusion may occur if you stop the medication suddenly or if you change doses.