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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?.

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

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Dr. Oscar Novick
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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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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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What to do if I took 2 pramipexole by accident?

Mirapex (pramipexole): Please clarify, how many mg. is each pill, how often is the medicine prescribed per day, & what other medicines are you prescribed?. In any case, let your doctor know. ...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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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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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Mirapex (Definition)

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