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Weight loss after stopping Mirapex

I have gradually gained weight since starting .25 mg of Mirapex about 4 years ago. I have rapidly gained weight since my dosage was increased by my doctor two years ago (increased to .75). Total weight gain of 40 pounds. I am not going to take this drug anymore and plan to use alternative remedies. Will I begin to lose weight when the Mirapex is completely out of my system? ## Hello, SandraD! How are you? This medication has been known to cause weight gain, according to FDA reports, as well as nausea, fever, vertigo, mania, and abnormal dreams. But yes, typically these issues go away, once someone stops taking the given medication, but that may take 6 to 8 weeks. What condition was being treated with this medication? ## Thanks for your reply. I was taking it for Restless Leg Syndrome. S...

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Mirapex for extreme leg cramps

My doctor's PA suggested that I take Mirapex for extreme leg cramps in my groin. The cramps started after I was forced to take statins to lower my cholesterol levels. The statins didn't work, but caused the extreme leg cramps. I would be left screaming for 40 minutes or more when the cramps would hit. The PA suggested trying Mirapex at .125mg up to .375mg dosage rates on an "as needed" basis. Mirapex was nothing short of a miracle. When the cramps would hit, I would take two .125mg tablets and the cramps would completely stop in about 20 minutes. I have been checked for underlying conditions (Restless leg, Parkinson's) and they don't exist. I know this treatment may be considered "off-label", but it has been a lifesaver for me. ## Since Mirapex is commonl...

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Does Mirapex help Fibromyalgia?

Has anyone used Mirapex for fibromyalgia relief? If so, did it help? Anyone know a doc that treats fibromyalgia in the Indiana area? ## i used sifrol 4.5 extended release, (i am in australia) for fibromyalgia. it gave me serve side affects of virtgo, vomting ending with a migraine over a 15hr or so period. i went to emergency in my town and got anti nuasa injection and a morphine shot to get rid of my migraine. since it has disipated however i had improvement in my legs. i have spoken to my rhemy since and asked to drop the doesage by half and then i will half it again and maybe build it up as time progresses. i am hopefull for anything at this piont, so i will even though i am scared to get that sick again give it 1 more chance. i also feel sorry for you in america at the price you hav...

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oval white pill with 34/34 on one side and 81/81 on the other

Not sure if I'm reading the numbers stamped on the pill correctly but I've tried every other number search to no avail. ## I think the marking you are looking at may actually be BI BI 84 84, it is manufactured by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals and they list it as being a .025 Mirapex tablet, which contains the active ingredient Pramipexole, which is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, trouble sleeping, anxiety, and loss of bladder control. NDC for confirmation, click here: 0597-0184 Is there anything else I can help with?

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Parkinson tremors

I have a patient who has Parkinson's and doesn't tremor until after she takes the mirapex. Shouldn't it be opposite? Shouldn't it stop tremors not start them? ## Hello, Cathy! How is your patient? Unfortunately, that can be a side effect of this medication, according to the U.S. FDA, along with nausea, confusion, cough, and double vision. All medications carry the risk of causing side effects, no matter what the are intended to treat. Is she on any other medications?

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Ropinerole Side Effect

I am taking Ropinerole for periodic limb movement disorder. This is the fourth medication that I have tried. I have tried Mirapex with not much effect, Gabapentin with not much effect, Levodopa with the side effect of dyskinesia but not much effect. I was hoping that medication #4 would finally be the one! I took Ropinerole for about 4 or 5 days, when I noticed that I was swallowing every 10 - 15 seconds because of excessive salivation. This excessive salivation kept me awake all night swallowing. I take other medication that have the side effect of dry mouth, so I was surprised with this opposite effect. My question is, Is the side effect of excessive salivation one that disappears with time, or is this something that I get used to, or is it something that I have to live with? ## Hi et...

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Mirapex side effect: hypersexuality

I take Mirapex ER 3.75 mg for Parkinson's Disease. I have had hypersexuality since I begin taking Mirapex almost 2 years ago. I would like to know how other PD patients that have experienced hypersexuality are managing this side effect. ## I have been taking Mirapex since 2008. I stopped taking it two weeks ago due to the compulsive behaviors that they caused. If you read the tiny small print on the RX sheet, it will say.....may cause compulsive gambling, sexual, drinking, or shopping behaviors. This drug has caused my to do crazy things the last couple of years. I have lost a huge amount of money at the casino or scratch ticket, had excessive amounts of alcohol and my sexual desires were out of my mind. I was in a very dark place. Thoughts of suicide even were in my thoughts a few ...

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I am on a 1.5 Mirapex daily, one pill slow release regimen for Parkinson - when is the best time to take it - morning or evening? I take it now at 9 am, get sleepy during day and peppy in the evening - when I get up in the morning I feel the best, just before taking the pill, afterward I feel "strange". At night, I sleep ok with half milligram of Tavor - a tranquilizer. Thanks for input. ## Since it's a time released medication, there isn't really a best time to take it, as long as you remember to take it at the same time each day. Thus, if it works better for you to take it at night, then there shouldn't be a problem with that, but you should double check with your doctor to be sure. This medication may cause side effects, such as nausea, headache, decreased appetit...

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USED FOR RESTLESS LEG SYNDROM ## I have got servere case of Restless leg syndome i have even got it in mr arms and like to know what can be done or a medicine that can help need help QUICK Thanks ## I heard that Miratex was a good medicine for restless leg syndome ## My Grandmother has RLS, and has not been able to sleep for days. What is Miratex and where do you find it? Is it over the counter? ## The actual medication name is Mirapex, though it's commonly misunderstood, especially in the TV commercials that were put out for it. It contains the active ingredient Pramipexole and is only available by prescription in the U.S. You can learn more Mirapex details here. And in regards to Pete Piper's post, though it isn't as common, so you don't hear as much about it, there is...

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Itake 1.5mg mirapex 3 times a day,i take 12 sinemet 25/100 through a course of a day i want to know how do i go about getting myself off these 2 meds my life course has changed i dont need them anymore[PARKINSONS DISEASE]. ## Hi, Kevin! To avoid withdrawal and rebound effects, tapering is usually done very, very slowly. The current preferred method is to have the person start to skip doses, or stretch out the time between when they take them. Such as taking them every 10 hours, rather than every 8 and then slowly lengthening the time even further. But this method can take weeks or months. However, you should consult your doctor to see what method is safest for you. Have you consulted your doctor, yet?

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Nine years of parkinsons disease maybe?

I am a 51 old male i was diagnosed with pd 9 years ago .I HAD 2 DISC FUSED IN my neck 2 years ago,it was so bad the doctor said i should be paralyzed after looking at the x ray an and mirapex fo these 9 years what shall i do concerned persons.2 Doctors told me ihave pd symptoms but i dont have pd .The disc have created the same effect as pd. In the 9 yeaars i have progressed about 20 percett.Ive been takinging sinemet ## Hi kevin, Sorry to hear about your situation. I can certainly understand your concern since there's not a whole lot one can do to escape the side effects of a fused disc. However, you may want to consider approaching a physical therapist about various types of stretching and/or yoga exercises that you can do at home in order to help keep things in proper alignment w...

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mirapex and lyrica

Is lyrica and Mirapex considered anti-inflammatory. and contraindicated for colonoscopy ## No, neither are anti-inflammatories. Lyrica is an anticonvulsant that's also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and Mirapex is a dopamine agonist. You can learn more Mirapex details here and you can learn more Lyrica details here. However, I am not sure what all is contraindicated, so you should check with your doctor. Are there any other questions or comments?

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Mirapex Lirica As Anti Inflammatory Drugs

Is lyrica and Mirapex considered anti-inflammatory. and contraindicated for colonoscopy ## Neither one is an anti-inflammatory. Gabapentin is actually an anticonvulsant that's also used to treat certain types of nerve pain and Mirapex is a dopamine agonist. You can learn more Mirapex details here and you can learn more Lyrica details here. Is that the only medication class they listed as being contraindicated? Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories are medications such as Ibuprofen, Naproxen, Meloxicam and others.

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round white pill scored bi 83

small round white pill scored 83 on one side and BI (capital b, capital i) on the other side ## what is this pill, i found it in my daughters room ## This is a 0.125mg Mirapex tablet, which is most commonly used to treat early stage Parkinson's Disease. Learn more Mirapex details here. Side effects may include nausea, dizziness, hyperalgesia and sedation. Are there any questions or comments?

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treatment of fibromyalgia ## Be very careful with this drug. I had no prior history of drug abuse but I got addicted to pain meds while on this for RLS. It is possible they are not connected but I believe strongly that they are. I stopped the miraprex and have not had a relapse with the pain meds yet. It's only been a month but I feel hopeful ## Mirapex contains the active ingredient Pramipexole, it isn't currently approved to treat fibromyalgia, but it is being investigated to see if it may help. Side effects may include nausea, headache, hallucinations and hyperalgesia. Learn more Mirapex details here. Is there anything I can help with?

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treat fibromyalgia ## I would like more details in regards to this mediaction a.s.a.p. pleae e-mail it asap Thank You Mrs. Schuler ## Mirapex contains the active ingredient Pramipexole, Âwhich is most commonly used for treating early-stage Parkinson's Disease and RLS, though it is being investigated for use to treat Fibromyalgia. Learn more Mirapex details here. Side effects may include headache, hyperalgesia, sedation and hallucinations. Are there any questions or comments? Is there anything I can help with?

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side affects, dosage on mirapex 0.5mg

what is the dosage? Is there anything to be worried about while taking this med? Is the dosage I am taking to much? ## I am taking Mirapex 1.5 mg 3 times daily ## whatt is mirapex used to treat ## The dosage of Mirapex will vary, depending on the condition being treated and what you and your doctor discover as being an effective dosage that works for you. Mirapex contains the active igredient Pramipexole, it is primarily used to treat Parkinson's Disease and RLS, though off-label uses can include the treatment of cluster headaches and sexual dysfunction. Common side effects may include: nausea, dizziness, insomnia and hallucinations. You can read more here: Are there any other questions? ## what is my equivalent mg. to mirapex if Im taking 4mg of requip per day? ## I took Requip and...

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i took 5.25 of Mirapax er . will i be ok? ## Information I've gathered on Mirapex ER (Pramipexole) states that the maximum recommended dose is 4.5 mg per day. The efficacy of dosages beyond 4.5 mg/day has not been established nor studied in clinical trials. I wouldn't call 5.25 a serious overdose if you are still feeling alright. You may just be more prone to experiencing a higher level of side effects for the time being; but to play it safe I'd strongly recommend paying close attention to your upcoming doses and monitoring how you feel in case some undesirable side effects eventually do happen in subsequent high doses. If you are still worried, I would also suggest contacting your doctor for instructions on how to cope with the dosage. Unfortunately there is really no way a...

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White Oval Pill Bi on one side and101 on other side

I was given this as Mirapex ER and I don't know if it is the right med. I have PD. ## Based on the description provided, I can confirm that this pill is in fact Mirapex (0.75 mg). However this is NOT noted in any of the drug databases to be the extended release version you had mentioned it to be. Mirapex is indicated for treating early-stage Parkinson's disease (PD) and restless legs syndrome (RLS). To view more information about this drug, please click on the link below... Please post back if you have any other general questions or concerns about this drug.

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Mirapex treat Fibromyalgia?

Does Mirapex treat Fibromyalgia? ## Mirapex is indicated for treating early-stage Parkinson's disease (PD) and restless legs syndrome (RLS). It is also being investigated for the treatment of clinical depression and fibromyalgia. You can view more information about this drug, by following the link below... If you have any other questions or concerns, please post back and I will be happy to assist you.

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