Mirapex 1.5 mg – 30 retard pills (Generic Pramipexole)

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The above med is prescribed to treat illnesses related to movement disorder. They are famously referred to as Parkinson disease and RLS for Restless Leg Syndrome. The former is a nervous system that affects locomotion in such a way that the body becomes stiff or becomes slow in movement. This occurrence is caused by failure of certain nerves in the brain. Degeneration of substantia nigra and pars compacta causes a reduction in dopamine production. This phenomenon makes the dopamine receptors not to be effectively stimulated hence decreases signals from the thalamus to the spinal cord and cerebral cortex. 

Mirapex 1.5 dosage and how the drug should be used,

For individual suffering from Parkinson disorder, the extended- release or immediate- release Mirapex 30 tablets pack is usually prescribed. In the case of RLS, the immediate- release is prescribed. Mirapex combines with dopamine and the D3 receptors and hence encourages its vigorous activity.

In Parkinson disorder, the immediate- release is usually taken three times a day and the dosage gradually increases weekly. For the first week, the dosage is 0.125 mg; the second week is 0.25mg, the third week 0.5mg, the fourth week 0.75mg, for the fifth 1mg, for the sixth 1.25mg and 1.5mg for the seventh week. The extended-release tablets are taken ones a day and the starting dosage is 0.125mg while the ultimate dosage is usually 4.5mg.

 In the case of restless leg syndrome, the starting dose of Mirapex 1.5 mg is 0.125mg and is taken 2-3 hours before bedtime. The doctor may choose to increase the dosage. Max dosage of the 30 tablets pack is 1.5mg.

Side effects of Mirapex pills 1.5 mg

There are several common side effects when it comes to Mirapex 1.5 mg. If you experience nausea, diarrhea, constipation, sleep disturbances, dizziness, and weakness, it is advised that you seek medical help.

Other possible effects are confusion, drowsiness, a dry mouth and an increased frequency of urination. Serious side effects include hallucinations, depression, and visual imbalances.

Moreover, it is prudent to let your doctor know whether you are allergic to generic pramipexole 1.5 mg. Make sure to inform the doctor of your medical history and whether at any point you have suffered from blood pressure be it high or low, insomnia, cardiac disorders, and mood disorders. This information is important in your treatment.

Pramipexole 1.5 mg drug interaction

Pramipexole 1.5 mg should not be used with drugs that induce drowsiness, muscle relaxers and narcotic analgesics such as morphine, tramadol, and codeine.

 Furthermore, avoid using alcohol as it increases drowsiness. In case you are taking any medication, herbs and supplements included, make it known to your doctor, 

Precautions to be taken when prescribed pramipexole 1.5 mg tablet

In an event where you need to stop taking your medication, do consult with your doctor to avoid a severe increase in the withdrawal symptoms.

Make sure to store the drug in a cool dry place and keep out of reach of children.

If you experience any difficulty in swallowing pramipexole 1.5 mg tablet, inform your doctor. Do not crush the tablets for ease of swallowing.

For pregnant women, Mirapex pills 1.5 mg should only be used when the benefits are greater than the risk

In any event, you have missed a dose, it is prohibited that you take twice in the next dose. Rather, inform your doctor.

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