What is this medication?
How does this medication work?
Pramipexole, Mirapex is a non-ergot dopamine agonist that binds to dopamine receptors and dopamine activity on the nerves of the striatum and substantia nigra.
How should I take this medication?
Oral Immediate Release: 1.5mg to 4.5mg daily in divided doses.
Oral Extended Release: 1.5mg to 4.5mg once daily.
How to Take: Take with or without food. Swallow the extended release tablets whole; do not crush, chew, or divide. For restless legs syndrome, administer 2 to 3 hours before bedtime; if augmentation occurs, dose earlier in the day, divide into multiple daily doses, or consider switching to alternative therapy.
What should I watch for while using this medication?
Before starting Pramipexole, Mirapex make sure your physician is aware of any allergies or medications you currently take. You may experience dyskinesias, loss of impulse control, neuroleptic malignant syndrome and orthostatic hypotension while taking Pramipexole, Mirapex.
What if I miss a dose?
If you miss a dose of medication, try to take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, take only that scheduled dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
How should I store this medication?
Keep out of the reach of children at all times. Store at room temperature, 59 to 86° F (15 to 30° C). Protect from light. Keep the container tightly closed. Properly dispose of any unused medication after the expiration date.
What are the possible side effects of using this medication?
Orthostatic hypotension, drowsiness, extrapyramidal reaction, insomnia, dizziness, hallucination, headache, restless leg syndrome, abnormal dreams, nausea, constipation, dyskinesia, asthenia, accidental injury.
Note this is not a complete list of side effects for Pramipexole, Mirapex only common ones.
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