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What would cause new break through flare ups of RLS i've been taking 1mg of mirapex (pramipexole) now it doesn't work I have problems at 3pm never needed meds til 7?

What would cause new break through flare ups of RLS i've been taking 1mg of mirapex (pramipexole) now it doesn't work I have problems at 3pm never needed meds til 7?

Called augmentation : This phenomena called augmentation. The does needs to be smaller maybe earlier also can consider other treatment modalities. Like other medicine classes. Discuss with a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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Pramipexole (Definition)

Pramipexole is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more


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I have chronic RLS after 3yrs on mirapex (pramipexole) it now causes symptoms to worsen! also on codeine sulfate. What's next? Thought i'd found the relief

Troublesome! : Rls is very troublesome. All the meds we use show tolerance over time. You can google the laundry list of meds we use (sinemet, klonopin, neurontin, mirapex, (pramipexole) etc.) but your best bet is to sit down with a sleep specialist in your area. He/she can guide next med selection. Btw, occasionally 400 mg of magnesium helps before bedtime. Cheap, too. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Could sudden cessation of long term Mirapex (pramipexole) 3mg/d for RLS cause sudden marked bradykinesia type walk? R/O Parkinson's...

Yes: Mirapex (pramipexole) is a drug used to treat Parkinsons. It enhances dopamine in the brain. Parkinsons disease is due to dopamine loss. If this medication were abruptly discontinued, it could result in symptoms very similar to Parkinsons. Talk to your doctor about tapering this medication more slowly. Best wishes! ...Read more

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How do to treat permanent mirapex (pramipexole) effects?

Mirapex (pramipexole): This product for parkisonism or restless legs is a non ergot Dopamine agonist. Somnelance, resiraory symptoms, dizzyness and pain can be found and the dose needs to be adjusted by someone who knows the drug. ...Read more

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How can I tell if i'm allergic to mirapex (pramipexole)?

Allergic?: "allergy" means a hypersensitivity reaction of the immune system. This is always itching with or without rash/hives, angioedema (swelling e.g. Of throat), or systemic anaphylaxis which is life-threatening. Everything else is just an adverse reaction or intolerance of which there are very many. Many web sources can give you lists of side effects of mirapex (pramipexole). ...Read more

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Mirapex (pramipexole) - what's meant by "unusual" sexual urges?

Mirapex (pramipexole) - what's meant by "unusual" sexual urges?

Dopamine.: Drrugs which stimulate dopamanergic receptors can be associateed with sexual"urges." your term, not mine. But if it were truly an aphrodisiac, everyone would be on it! buproprion an antidepressant, also a Dopamine stimulator claims this as a side-effect. ...Read more

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What is the highest dose of mirapex (pramipexole) you can take for rls?

VARIABLE: If you are currently taking Mirapex for rls, and it is not working well, success will not be achieved by continuing to push the dose upwards, as this is more likely to increase side effects, such as nausea, postural hypotension, drowsiness, and even impulse disorder. Talk with your doctor about using the newer Neupro (rotigotine) patch, which could be effective for 24 hrs and perhaps fewer side effects. ...Read more

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Wanted to replace mirapex (pramipexole) with horizont for RLS my ins. Won't cover it, any other suggestions?

Yes: Neurontin (gabapentin) helps me. Also if u failed other drugs u can appeal 2 ur insurance company.Also klonapin helps. Failed multiple other drugs and on appeal medicare covered the Klonopin even though they do not cover any benzodiazapans or their derivatives. ...Read more

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Dr. Payam Mehranpour
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Mirapex (Definition)

Mirapex is a dopamine affecting agent which is a kind of anti-Parkinson's drug ...Read more