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Mirapex Overdose In Children
Supportive: Mirapex (pramipexole) is a Dopamine agonist. Dopamine in excess in your body will cause nausea, vominting and increase in blood pressure and heart rate. Standard therapy would be usuall decontamination if early overdose (within and hour) inducing vomitng. If having symptoms go to er or notify your doctor. Treatment is IV fluids and monitoring until drug gets out of systme. ...Read more
Yes: This is a rare but possible side effect. ...Read more
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
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
Wanted to replace mirapex (pramipexole) with horizont for RLS my ins. Won't cover it, any other suggestions?
I have taken 5x1mg pramipexole for years to control RLS, and it has been effective. Now another Dr. Says this a very high dosage. Who is correct? .
Dosage: Is usually 0.5 to 1.5 mg TID which is about 4.5mg per day. However many physicians do use slightly higher doses of medications depending on their comfort level and absence of adverse effects to control symptoms ...Read more
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?
Refills: Refills are not any issue. However - with opioids most MD's in the US will and should not just issue refills without you being seen. ...Read more
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
Mirapex (pramipexole) online: Sure, if u want to compromise quality & cost, since purity of online products not guaranteed & cost high. ...Read more
My doctor said 1mg of mirapex (pramipexole) is as hi as I can go for RLS what happens if we go higher
Consider: If for whatever reason, the amount of Pramipexole you are taking, is not doing the job, perhaps a Neupro (rotigotine) patch might work better, or another class of drug may be the choice. Spend a good deal of time fully considering options with your doctor. ...Read more
Yes: Mirapex (pramipexole) is a Dopamine agonist and can cause problems with impulse control. You hear about compulsive gambling and this also represents a problem with impulse control. Please discuss this with your doctor as there are alternatives. Good luck. ...Read more
Motor symptoms: Mirapex (pramipexole) is good for the motor symptoms of parkinson disease. It should help the tremors, rigidity, and to some degree the bradykinesia. Mirapex (pramipexole) also has good data for depression, which is very common in parkinson disease. It will not help symptoms such as dementia, and may aggravate things like hallucinations and hypotension. ...Read more
Early Parkinson's: Would use this for mild and early disease, usually, and it may help tremor, stiffness, and even gait, but likely will benefit for maximum of 2 years. Early usage may prevent later dyskinesias or at least delay need for l-dopa when disease is worse, can use for add on benefit, and may stabilize for a time. ...Read more
What to do if I cannot swallow pills and I was wondering if it'd be okay to chew a pramipexole 0.25 mg tablet?
Yes,: Yes it should be fine to chew or crush the tablet only if its not a delayed release tablet of the medication. Okay with Mirapex (pramipexole) but not with Mirapex (pramipexole) ER. ...Read more
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
I'm at the max dose of mirapex for RLS and its been needing to be increased q6m.O to a year I'm at that point what else has good results except requip (ropinirole)?
Depends: Are you taking it for parkinson's? What side effects are you experiencing? If so, and it's helping you may wish to discuss with your neurologist how to minimize the side effects using other medications, techniques or strategies. If you're taking it for restless leg, you may wish to try a different medication. Either way please discuss with doctor. ...Read more
Either: The one that works the best for you. ...Read more
Would the side effects be less if I seperate the Neurontin and mirapex (pramipexole) by a couple hours?
Maybe (not). . .: Only one way to find out! If you're not convinced, try it for a few days more. Be sure to stay in close contact w/your prescribing doctor & dispensing pharmacist. And always tell them everything you're taking so they can look for drug-drug interactions & warn you beforehand. ...Read more
Insomnia from meds:
Mirapex of course is a sleep aid - effective for restless leg syndrome. It can sometimes actually worsen sleep or cause nightmares.
Zoloft - an antidepressant - can cause insomnia sometimes by prompting restlessness. Taking it in the am may alleviate the problem. It could be that the zoloft (sertraline) caused the original problem and now Mirapex is ineffective itself - or won't be unless the zoloft (sertraline) is stopped. ...Read more
Likely yes: It is being used for that indication. ...Read more
Get checked: This answer would be best to come from your prescribing doctor. Your doctor may want to increase the dose of one medicine rather than starting a second medicine. ...Read more