Mirapex is a medication that doctors prescribe to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and also restless leg syndrome. The generic ingredient in Mirapex is called pramipexole, which belongs to a family of medicines called dopamine agonists.
Doctors prescribe Mirapex to treat symptoms of Parkinson's Disease like stiffness, balance problems, tremors, muscle spasm and poor muscle control. Mirapex is also indicated as treatment for restless leg syndrome (RLS). Signs and symptoms of RLS include an urge to move the legs, usually accompanied or caused by uncomfortable and unpleasant leg sensations. In late stage Parkinson’s disease, doctors may prescribe Mirapex in combination with another drug.
The neurotransmitter called dopamine is responsible for controlling the body’s movements. Parkinson's disease patients have a decreased amount of dopamine which causes difficulty in controlling movements. Mirapex is a dopamine agonist, acting in place of dopamine, thereby improving muscle control and movement.
For Parkinson's disease, take Mirapex in equal doses, three times daily, taken orally. It is important to increase dosages gradually. The starting dose of 0.125mg can be increased after about one week. The maximum daily dose is 4.5mg, divided into 3 equal doses. For restless leg syndrome, take Mirapex two to three hours before bedtime. The recommended starting dose is 0.125 taken once daily. The maximum dose is 0.50mg per day.
These may not be all the side effects of Mirapex 0.125mg.
You should not take Mirapex if you are allergic to the ingredients or under the age of 18 years.
Mirapex may cause a sudden onset of sleep so do not drive or engage in other activities that require alertness. Let your doctor know if you have had problems with blood pressure, your kidneys or your eyes.
Keep this drug away from light because this medication may change color. Store at room temperature (15°C to 30°C). Do not use the medicine after the expiry date printed on the label. Keep this drug out of the reach of children.
Dopamine is a chemical in the brain that transmits signals between the substantia nigra and other areas of the brain, thereby controlling movement of the body. In patients with Parkinson's disease, the brain slowly stops making dopamine. The shortage of dopamine, particularly the death of dopamine neurons in the nigrostriatal pathway, is believed to be the cause of Parkinson's disease symptoms. Symptoms include shaking (tremor), slowness in performing activities of daily living (bradykinesia), muscle stiffness and mood changes (especially depression).
Patients with Parkinson's disease or restless leg syndrome may receive a prescription for Mirapex to help improve movement and muscle spasms. YouDrugstore offers you the chance to order Mirapex at the same price most Canadians pay because we are an online pharmacy based in Canada. Before you can purchase Mirapex, it is necessary to provide us with your prescription so that our professional team of health care specialists can review your order. After careful examination of your order we will ship your Mirapex to you for a low cost in shipping. YouDrugstore also offers free shipping on any order over $100. If you have any questions our helpful staff will be happy to assist you.