Pramipexole, among others, marketed under the brand Mirapex. Pramipexole has some of the same effects as a chemical called dopamine. It works by acting as a substitute for dopamine, a natural substance in the brain needed to control movement.
- Pramipexole is used to deal with signs of Parkinson's disorder.
- Pramipexole can also be used for functions now no longer indexed on this medicinal drug guide.
Pramipexole is available as tablets and as extended-release (long-acting) tablets to be taken orally. When using pramiprexol to treat Parkinson's disease, regular tablets are usually taken three times a day and extended-release tablets are usually taken once a day. When using pramiprexol to treat restless leg syndrome, it is usually taken as a regular tablet once a day 2-3 hours before bedtime. Pramipexole extended-release tablets are not used to treat restless leg syndrome. Pramipexole can be taken with or without food, but taking pramipexole with food can help prevent nausea that the drug can cause. Follow the directions on your prescription label carefully and ask your doctor or pharmacist to clarify any areas you do not understand. Take Pramipexole as directed. Do not take more or less, or more often than directed by your doctor.
Some side effects may include:
- unusual dreams
- lose one's balance, fall
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
- hard to remember
Some side effects can be serious:
- dark, red, or cola-colored urine
- muscle hypersensitivity
- muscle stiffness and pain
- changes in vision
Please consult your doctor/physician/specialist before taking any healthcare products. In case of allergic reaction to the medicines/substance, please take immediate medical help.