Mirapex (Oral)


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Mirapex (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Mirapex (Oral)

Mirapex (Oral) Medication Classification

PRAMIPEXOLE (By mouth)

Mirapex (Oral) Brandname

Mirapex

Mirapex (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Pramipexole (pra-mi-PEX-ole) Treats Parkinson's disease.

When To Not Use Mirapex (Oral)

You should not use this medicine if you have had an allergic reaction to pramipexole.

How Should You Use Mirapex (Oral)

Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to take and how often. Your dose may need to be changed several times in order to find out what works best for you. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with food if it upsets your stomach.
  • Never share your medicine with anyone.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If you miss a dose or forget to take your medicine, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • Do not use extra medicine to make up for a missed dose.

Proper Mirapex (Oral) Storage

Store Mirapex (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Mirapex (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Mirapex (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also taking chlorprothixene (Taractan®), cimetidine (Tagamet®), diltiazem (Cardizem®), droperidol (Inapsine®), haloperidol (Haldol®), levodopa (Sinemet®), metoclopramide (Reglan®), ranitidine (Zantac®), thiothixine (Navane®), triamterene (Diazide®, Maxzide®), verapamil (Calan®, Covera®, Isoptin®, Verelan®), quinidine (Quinaglute®, Quinidex®), quinine (Quinamin®), or a phenothiazine (such as Compazine®, Phenergan®, Serentil®, Thorazine®).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are using any medicines that make you sleepy (such as sleeping pills, cold and allergy medicine, narcotic pain killers, or sedatives).
  • Do not drink alcohol while you are using this medicine.

Mirapex (Oral) Warnings

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or if you have kidney disease.
  • Do not stop using this medicine suddenly without asking your doctor. You may need to slowly decrease your dose before stopping it completely.
  • This medicine may make you dizzy or drowsy, and you may suddenly fall asleep. Avoid driving, using machines, or doing anything else that could be dangerous if you are not alert.

Mirapex (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Changes in vision
  • Fever, muscle stiffness
  • Hallucinations
  • Lightheadedness or fainting
  • Problems with balance or walking
  • Swelling of hands, feet, arms, or legs
  • Trouble breathing
  • Uncontrollable muscle movements
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Constipation
  • Dry mouth
  • Loss of appetite, or weight loss
  • Nausea
  • Sleepiness, or trouble sleeping
  • Weakness

Mirapex (Oral) Ratings

Overall Rating:

4.5****~

 

(based on 4 reviews)

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Ease of Use:

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Reviews

Mirapex (Oral)
5.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

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Andrew, Kentucky, USA - 09/12/2008

Dealing with RLS for a lifetime is not easy. Thankfully, I was introduced to Mirapex many years ago. There only two side effects to Mirapex, which are weight gain and a lack of effectiveness when combined with other medications. Considering my situation, these are both side effects that I can deal with. Weight gain can be a nuisance at times, but it's much better than the alternative.

Mirapex (Oral)
5.0

Effectiveness: *****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: *****

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Shawn Clark, texas - 03/28/2010

I've been struggling with restless leg syndrome (RLS) for 40 years without any treatments to help. Luckily, five years ago I found Mirapex. This drug is amazing! I have had to work on the dosages for awhile, but eventually I found the amount that's right for me to keep me stable. I tried almost anything the past fourty years. When I found Mirapex, the RLS had affected other parts of my body, from my entire legs even into my arms. I was uncomfortable all the time, during the day and night; I'd sometimes be sitting, rocking backward and forward, crying due to the discomfort. When the pain and suffering got too much to handle, sometimes I'd have to beat on my legs with my fists to stop it. I couldn't do anything without feeling uncomfortable; RLS even impacted other areas of my health. When I was undergoing an MRI, they had to stop the test because my body wouldn't stop moving. As it got worse, it became something I dealt with all day. Standing up helped sometimes, but obviously I couldn't do that all day. I hadn't slept well for nearly 45 years; this made me incredibly depressed constantly. My doctor suggested I try RLS. She normally didn't give it to her RLS patients, but when she did she found that they responded well to the drug. The side effects are minimal, I have no urges to do anything for example. The only effect is total relief! I recommend this drug to anyone - it literally saved my life. With Mirapex, I will no longer have to suffer like I suffered for all those years. And you know what, if there are side effects that develop at some point, I don't care one bit. No side effect coudl compare to the pain and discomfort of what I used to deal with. RLS literally was the worst thing that happened to my body among all my health issues, and nothing even approaches the suffering that RLS causes. If you are reading this, and you recognize this story as part of YOUR life, I highly recommend you try this drug. It simply works!