| Pramipexole Dihydrochloride
| Sun Pharmaceutical Ind.
What is Pramipex-1?
Pramipex can be used alone or along with other medications to improve your ability to move, decrease muscle stiffness or spasms and tremors caused by Parkinsonís disease. The active ingredient pramipexole dihydrochloride belongs to a class of medication called dopamine receptor agonists and can help restore mental balance by acting in place of a natural substance in the brain called dopamine. Some patients may also use it to treat a condition that causes unusual urges to move the legs called restless legs syndrome (RLS).
How is Pramipex-1 used?
Pramipex should be taken exactly as directed by a doctor, usually once per day 2 to 3 hours prior to bedtime. To prevent an upset stomach, the tablets should be taken with some food along with a glass of water. Contact a doctor for the correct length of treatment and dosage as it will depend on the condition being treated the patientís reaction to the therapy. Do not discontinue the medication without consulting a doctor as abruptly stopping the medication may cause a relapse in the patientís condition.
Patients using Pramipex may encounter side effects such as:
- Loss of appetite or weight loss
- Decreased sex drive or performance
Contact a doctor immediately should side effects persist or encounter more severe side effects such as:
- Irregular heartbeat
- Muscle pain or weakness
- Chest pain
- Dark colored urine
- Vision problems
Immediately proceed to your nearest emergency department if you suffer an allergic reaction. Symptoms usually associated with such a reaction include difficulty breathing or swallowing, chest tightness, swelling, skin rashes, and hives.
Pramipex-1 is not always suitable for all patients. Always consult your health care provider prior to using this medication if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, trying to conceive, using any other medication (prescription or non-prescription), using any herbal products or supplements, or if you have any allergies or other health problems.
The correct dosage and prescription commonly depend on the patient and the condition being treated. Do not adjust your dosage without the approval of your health care provider. This product is only for use as prescribed and instructed.