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Is pramipexole helpful for bipolar people?

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Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. J. Kirk Clopton
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pramipexole

has been used as augmentation for bipolar depression.
More typical meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone).

In brief: Pramipexole

has been used as augmentation for bipolar depression.
More typical meds fall into classes of mood stabilizers (Lithium?/ anticonvulsants like valproic acid, divalproex or lamotrigine) & atypical antipsychotics (Quetiapine, aripiprazole, olanzapine or risperidone).
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Pramipexole (Mirapex (pramipexole)

In brief: Pramipexole (Mirapex (pramipexole)

Mirapex (pramipexole) is for Parkinson's disease & Restless leg syndrome, not for Bipolar.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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