pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapex ER)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What is Mirapex?

Pramipexole (Mirapex) is used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) and restless leg syndrome (RLS).

Is Mirapex available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Generics are available for the immediate release tablets. Generics of the extended release tablets are not available.

Do I need a prescription for Mirapex?

Yes

Why is Mirapex prescribed to patients?

Pramipexole is used for the treatment of the signs and symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson's disease, and moderate-to-severe primary restless leg syndrome.

What are the side effects of Mirapex?

The most common side effects reported are:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2016

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