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    Pramipexole

    Information about Pramipexole

    Pramipexole uses

    Pramipexole is used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and restless leg syndrome.

    How pramipexole works

    Pramipexole works by increasing the action of dopamine, a chemical messenger that is needed to control movement in the brain.

    Common side effects of pramipexole

    Dizziness, Sleepiness, Nausea, Dryness in mouth, Fatigue, Hallucination, Constipation, Peripheral edema

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    Expert advice for Pramipexole

    • You have been prescribed Pramipexole to treat your symptoms of Parkinson's disease and/or restless leg syndrome.
    • It can be taken with or without food. Taking it with food may reduce nausea.
    • Inform your doctor if you develop compulsive behaviors that are hard to control, such as binge eating, gambling, spending money, and sexual urges.
    • Avoid activities that require you to be alert, such as driving a car until you know how this medication affects you.
    • When you first start taking Pramipexole, it may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure when you change positions. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
    • Talk to your doctor in case you develop hallucinations or other changes in your behavior.
    • Do not stop taking the medication suddenly without talking to your doctor.
    • For restless leg syndrome, take this medicine 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.

    Frequently asked questions for Pramipexole

    Pramipexole

    Q. Is pramipexole a steroid/ benzodiazepine/ opiate/ mono amine oxidase inhibitor/ narcotic/ controlled substance?

    No, pramipexole is not a steroid/ benzodiazepine/ opiate/ mono amine oxidase inhibitor/ narcotic/ controlled substance

    Q. Is pramipexole addictive?

    Pramipexole is not known to be addictive

    Q. Is pramipexole safe?

    Pramipexole is safe at a dose and for a duration recommended by your doctor for your specific condition

    Q. Does pramipexole cause hair loss/ constipation/ weight gain/ sleepiness/ give a high feeling/ weight loss/ increased libido/ insomnia?

    Pramipexole is not known to cause hair loss/ give a high feeling. Constipation/ weight gain/ sleepiness/ weight loss/ increased libido are side effects of pramipexole. If you observe any side effect while on therapy, inform your doctor immediately

    Q. Can I take ibuprofen with pramipexole?

    There are no known adverse events on taking ibuprofen with pramipexole. However, follow the advice of doctor before taking any medication when on pramipexole therapy.

    Content on this page was last updated on 24 May, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)