- What is Mirapex?
- Is Mirapex available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for Mirapex?
- Why is Mirapex prescribed to patients?
- What are the side effects of Mirapex?
- What is the dosage for Mirapex?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with Mirapex?
- Is Mirapex safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about Mirapex?
What are the side effects of Mirapex?
The most common side effects reported are:
- somnolence (sleepiness),
- difficulty sleeping,
- weakness (asthenia),
- orthostatic hypotension (low blood pressure),
- movement disorder (extrapyramidal syndrome),
- dry mouth,
- amnesia (memory impairment), and
- urinary frequency.
What is the dosage for Mirapex?
Pramipexole can be taken with or without food.
Parkinson's disease initial treatment in patients with normal kidney function: The usual recommended starting dose (using immediate release tablets) is 0.375 mg/day given in three divided doses. Dosage may be increased gradually every 5 to 7 days.
Parkinson's disease maintenance treatment: The usual recommended dose range is 1.5 to 4.5 mg/day administered in equally divided doses every 8 hours.
Restless leg syndrome dosing: The recommended starting dose is 0.125 mg taken by mouth once daily 2-3 hours before bedtime. Dosage may be increased every 4-7 hours. Dosage should be increased every 14 days in RLS patients with severe or moderate kidney impairment.
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