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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. Thomas Fiala
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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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Is pramipexole helpful for bipolar people?

Is pramipexole helpful for bipolar people?

Yes, with caution: Pramipexole has shown benefit in research trials in treating depression symptoms in bipolar disorder. However, it can also "flip" depressed patients to mania. Patients who try it should be on a good anti-manic regime before adding pramipexole. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for mirapex (pramipexole) overdose?

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

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Could I order mirapex (pramipexole) online without a prescription?

Mirapex (pramipexole) online: Sure, if u want to compromise quality & cost, since purity of online products not guaranteed & cost high. ...Read more

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Hi I need refill on Mirapex (pramipexole) and norco. Thanks?

Hi I need refill on Mirapex (pramipexole) and norco. Thanks?

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

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Can compulsive shopping be a side effect of mirapex (pramipexole)?

Can compulsive shopping be a side effect of mirapex (pramipexole)?

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

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What symptoms of Parkinson's disease does mirapex (pramipexole) help?

What symptoms of Parkinson's disease does mirapex (pramipexole) help?

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

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Which symptoms of Parkinson's disease will mirapex (pramipexole) help?

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

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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

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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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My doctor said 1mg of mirapex (pramipexole) is as hi as I can go for RLS what happens if we go higher

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

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Mirapex (Definition)

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