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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?.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer