Mirapex

Active Ingredient(s): Pramipexole
FDA Approved: * July 1, 1997
Pharm Company: * BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM
Category: Parkinsons

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Mirapex Overview

Pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapexin, Sifrol) is a dopamine agonist of the non-ergoline class indicated for treating Parkinson's disease (PD)[1] and restless legs syndrome (RLS).[2] Contents 1 Pharmacology 2 Side effects 3 Research 4 See also 5 References 6 External links Pharmacology Pramipexole acts as a partial/full agonist at the following receptors:[3][4] D2S receptor (Ki = 3.9 nM; IA = 130%) D2L receptor (Ki = 2.2 nM; ...

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Recent Mirapex Forums: RSS Feed

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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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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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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mirapexin

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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MIRATEX

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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mirapex/sinemet

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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mirapex and complete heart block when having surgery

I was wondering if any one has had trouble with complete heart block when using Mirapex and having surgery....please respond

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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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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Pramipexole
  • Tablet: 0.125mg, 0.25mg, 0.5mg, 0.75mg, 1.25mg, 1.5mg, 1mg
  • Tablet, Extended Release: 0.375mg, 0.75mg, 1.5mg, 2.25mg, 3.75mg, 3mg, 4.5mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Mirapex: (20 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0597-0101 Mirapex 0.75 mg Oral Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0109 24 Hr Mirapex 0.375 mg Extended Release Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0113 24 Hr Mirapex 1.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0115 24 Hr Mirapex 3 mg Extended Release Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0116 24 Hr Mirapex 4.5 mg Extended Release Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0183 Mirapex 0.125 mg Oral Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0184 Mirapex 0.25 mg Oral Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0185 Mirapex 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0190 Mirapex 1 mg Oral Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0191 Mirapex 1.5 mg Oral Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0285 24 Hr Mirapex 0.75 mg Extended Release Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0286 24 Hr Mirapex 2.25 mg Extended Release Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 0597-0287 24 Hr Mirapex 3.75 mg Extended Release Tablet by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • 21695-867 Mirapex 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Rebel Distributors Corp
  • 35356-392 Mirapex 0.125 mg Oral Tablet by Lake Erie Medical Dba Quality Care Products LLC
  • 54868-4211 Mirapex 0.25 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-4912 Mirapex 0.125 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5412 Mirapex 0.5 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 54868-5746 Mirapex 1 mg Oral Tablet by Physicians Total Care, Inc.
  • 55154-0409 Mirapex 0.25 mg Oral Tablet by Cardinal Health

Other drugs which contain Pramipexole or a similar ingredient: (2 results)

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mirapex - restless legs
I have been taking mirapex for about 6 years for restless legs - just within the past week I was given samples of mirape... 8 replies
mirapexin
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mirapex/sinemet
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 ge... 1 reply
mirapex and lyrica
Is lyrica and Mirapex considered anti-inflammatory. and contraindicated for colonoscopy ## No, neither are anti-inflamma... 1 reply
Mirapex Lirica As Anti Inflammatory Drugs
Is lyrica and Mirapex considered anti-inflammatory. and contraindicated for colonoscopy ## Neither one is an anti-inflam... 1 reply
mirapex
treat fibromyalgia ## Mirapex is indicated for treating early-stage Parkinson's disease (PD) and restless legs syndr... 1 reply
mirapex and complete heart block when having surgery
I was wondering if any one has had trouble with complete heart block when using Mirapex and having surgery....please res...
white generic mirapex
I have RLS and have been on mirapex for 7 years. I tried other meds, but this really works. Up until my pharmacy changed... 1 reply
I am taking Norco, Mirapex and Alteril. Is this wise?
I am taking 1 tablet of Norco 10-325mg at bedtime for pain due to ankle surgery; 1 tablet of Mirapex 0.25 at bedtime for... 2 replies
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... 2 replies






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