Pramipex (Pramipexole Dihydrochloride)
What is Pramipex (Pramipexole Dihydrochloride) used for?
Pramipex (Pramipexole Dihydrochloride) is an oral dopamine agonist used to treat Parkinson's disease or restless leg syndrome. The medication operates by boosting dopamine levels in the brain to alleviate symptoms such as poor muscle control, muscle spasms, or tremors. Your physician may also prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Pramipex (Pramipexole Dihydrochloride)?
Pramipex (Pramipexole Dihydrochloride) should be used according to your physician's instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage and application frequency will be determined by your physician based on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. One tablet is normally taken each day for restless leg syndrome, but two to three may be required when treating Parkinson's disease. Swallow the doses whole and unaltered with a large glass of water. These may be taken on an empty stomach, but a meal or snack is recommended prior to use if you experience nausea. Do not split or chew the tablets before use as this may destroy or change the effects of their contents.
What are the side effects of Pramipex (Pramipexole Dihydrochloride)?
Some patients using Pramipex (Pramipexole Dihydrochloride) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require immediate medical assistance include extreme drowsiness, weakness, loss of appetite, chest pain, difficulty breathing, irregular heartbeats, tremors, muscle pain, or hallucinations. Contact your physician if you experience any intense or worrying symptoms to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further problems from occurring.
Do not use Pramipex (Pramipexole Dihydrochloride) if you are breastfeeding or if the patient is under the age of eighteen. It is also important to disclose if you have cardiovascular disease, psychotic illness, or decreased kidney function as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring lower doses or reduced application frequency.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Pramipex (Pramipexole Dihydrochloride). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.