Mirapex; Mirapex ER
ACT-Pramipexole; Apo-Pramipexole; Auro-Pramipexole; Ava-Pramipexole; Dom-Pramipexole; Mirapex; Mylan-Pramipexole; PMS-Pramipexole; Sandoz-Pramipexole; Teva-Pramipexole
- It is used to treat Parkinson’s disease.
- It is used to treat restless leg syndrome.
- It may be given to you for other reasons. Talk with the doctor.
- If you have an allergy to pramipexole or any other part of this drug.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have kidney disease.
- If you are taking another drug that has the same drug in it.
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take this drug. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how this drug affects you.
- To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down. Be careful going up and down stairs.
- Have your blood pressure checked often. Talk with your doctor.
- Do not stop taking this drug all of a sudden without calling your doctor. You may have a greater risk of side effects. If you need to stop this drug, you will want to slowly stop it as ordered by your doctor.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking this drug.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
- If you are 65 or older, use this drug with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this drug while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
- You may see something that looks like the tablet in your stool. If this happens, talk with your doctor.
For all uses of this drug:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Strong urges that are hard to control (such as eating, gambling, sex, or spending money).
- Feeling confused.
- Muscle stiffness.
- Passing urine more often.
- Very bad dizziness or passing out.
- Sweating a lot.
- Shortness of breath, a big weight gain, or swelling in the arms or legs.
- Change in eyesight.
- Trouble controlling body movements that is new or worse.
- Trouble moving around.
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
- Memory problems or loss.
- Muscle pain or weakness.
- Mental, mood, or behavior changes that are new or worse.
- Some people have fallen asleep during activities like driving, eating, or talking. Some people did not feel sleepy and felt alert right before falling asleep. This has happened up to 1 year after this drug was started. If you fall asleep during activities, do not drive or do other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert while you take this drug. Call your doctor right away if this happens or you feel very sleepy.
- Some people have had changes in posture that cannot be controlled. These may include neck bending forward, bending forward at the waist, or tilting sideways when you sit, stand, or walk. Changes in posture may happen several months after you start this drug or after an increase in dose. Call your doctor if you have any changes in posture.
- For restless leg syndrome, tell your doctor if your signs become worse or start earlier in the day.
- Upset stomach.
- Hard stools (constipation).
- Not able to sleep.
- Feeling sleepy.
- Dry mouth.
- Feeling tired or weak.
- Strange or odd dreams.
- Loose stools (diarrhea).
- Muscle spasm.
- Weight loss.
- Stuffy nose.
- Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
- To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
- Keep taking this drug as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- For restless leg syndrome, take this drug 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
- Swallow whole. Do not chew, break, or crush.
- Skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it has been 12 hours or more since the missed dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
- If you miss taking this drug for a few days in a row, call your doctor before you start taking it again.
- Store at room temperature.
- Protect from light.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else’s drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. If you have any questions about this drug, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.