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.

Which drugs or supplements interact with Mirapex?

Pramipexole is a dopamine agonist. Effectiveness of pramipexole may be decreased when given with dopamine antagonists which are drugs with the opposite pharmacological effects. Examples of such drugs are:

Is Mirapex safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?

Pramipexole has not been adequately evaluated in pregnant women. Due to the lack of conclusive safety data, pramipexole should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus. Pramipexole is classified as FDA pregnancy risk category C.

It is not known if pramipexole is excreted in breast milk. Due to the lack of conclusive safety data, pramipexole should be used cautiously in females who are breastfeeding.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/3/2016

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