PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet)


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PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet)

PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

PRAMIPEXOLE (By mouth)

PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

Mirapex

PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

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

When To Not Use PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet)

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

How Should You Use PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet)

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 PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet)

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.

PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet) 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.

PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet) 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

PRAMIPEXOLE (Oral) (Tablet) Ratings

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Aurangzeb, Aurangzeb - 01/14/2014

I have PD and take 3 mg of Mirapex per day along with sinemet. My ngsloroeiut is encouraging me to stay on the higher dose of Mirapex so that I don't have involuntary movements that can be a side effect of sinemet after some time. I have gained 35 lbs since starting on mirapex 1 1/2 years ago. 25 of those in the last 7 months. I want to eat constantly and crave carbs like never before. Also I play computer games sometimes a few hours per day. This is Not like me at all. Does anyone have any recommendations on how to deal with this compulsive and distructive behavior. I am a four year ovarian cancer survivor (nothing short of miraculous) and feel like I am not living life to the fullest because I am feeling so out of control and unhappy with myself.