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What is Mirapex?
Mirapex is a dopamine agonist of the non-ergoline group of drugs. Mirapex contains pramipexole, which effectively restores the balance of dopamine. A low level of dopamine is associated with Parkinson’s disease. Thus, Mirapex, in combination with a few other drugs is used for Parkinson’s disease. It decreases tremors, muscle spasms, stiffness and improves muscle control and the ability to move.
What are the indications for using Mirapex?
Mirapex is usually prescribed to individuals sick with Parkinson’s Disease or Restless Legs Syndrome. It alleviates the symptoms these conditions cause.
- Parkinson’s disease affects CNS (central nervous system), which is caused by the death of cells that produce dopamine. Parkinson’s leads to tremors, difficulties in movements, rigidity, and shaking. Mirapex eases these symptoms.
- Restless Legs Syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system characterized by uncomfortable sensation in the legs that cause an unusual urge to move one’s legs. Since this often interferes with sleep, RLS can become a sleeping disorder. Mirapex alleviates these symptoms and improves the quality of sleep.
Mirapex is an oral drug that is distributed in tablet form. The exact dosage of Mirapex depends on the patient’s condition and its severity. The starting dosage for Parkinson’s disease is 0.375mg a day, to be split into three separate doses. This dosage can be slowly increased. The recommended initial dose for restless legs syndrome is 0.125mg a day, to be taken once a day several hours prior to bedtime.
What are the contraindications for using Mirapex?
Individuals who are allergic to Mirapex or similar drugs, should not take Mirapex. It may be unsafe for people with kidney problems, heart problems, hypotension, sleep disorders, and mental disorders. Driving is contraindicated for those on Mirapex as the drug can cause drowsiness and lack of alertness.
What are the adverse effects of Mirapex?
Just like all the other drugs on the market, Mirapex has some side effects, the most common of which are nausea, dizziness, hallucinations, sleeping trouble, and weakness. In rare cases, Mirapex can also cause fever, cough, memory loss, mental changes, confusion, breathing troubles, swelling of the chest, muscle weakness, and other side effects.