Mirapex 1 mg - 30 tablets, also famously known as pramipexole dihydrochloride is a treatment prescribed to treat restless leg syndrome (RLS) and Parkinsonism disorder. The former is caused by the failure of the nervous system. The latter affects body movement hence causing muscle rigidity which brings about stiffness, decrease in motion, and posture instability. Stimulation of the dopamine receptors which are located in the striatum plays a big role when it comes to sending signals from the thalamus to the cortex cerebral and to the spinal cord. An individual suffering from Parkinson's disorder experiences degeneration of substantia nigra and pars compacta which consequently causes degradation in dopamine production. Due to this, dopamine receptors are not efficiently and effectively stimulated, therefore, decreasing the signals sent from the thalamus to the spinal cord and the cerebral cortex.
Mirapex 1 mg dosage and how the drug should be taken
Parkinsonism disorder is prescribed two forms of pramipexole 1 mg tablet available in a pack of 30 tablets. These are the extended-release tablets and immediate- release tablets. 1mg from the Pramipexole tabs reverses the Parkinson disorder by combining with dopamine and the D3 receptors consequently making sure that the dopamine receptors are well stimulated.
For individuals suffering from Parkinson's disorder, the Mirapex 1 mg formulations are provided as follows: 0.125mg, 0.5mg, 0.75mg, 1mg, 1.25mg, and 1.5mg. The initial dose is 0.125 mg while the maximum dose is 1.5mg. Adults with the aforementioned disorder are required to take the initial dose of the 30 tablet pack three times daily and the maximum dose two times daily. The dosage increases within 5-7 days of taking the previous dose. Persons suffering from Restless leg syndrome are prescribed to use immediate-release tablets. They are required to take the initial dose which is 0.125mg one per day at least 2-3 hours before retiring to bed. The dosage can be increased to 1.5mg at intervals of 4-7days.
In case you wish to discontinue Mirapex 1 mg - 30 tablets medication, it is advised that you taper off at a rate of 0.75mg daily until the dosage reduces to 0.75mg. Henceforth, the dose may be reduced to 0.375mg per day.
Side effects of pramipexole 1 mg
If prescribed to pramipexole 1 mg tablet of the 30 tablets package, a patient may experience some side effects. These side effects include diarrhea, nausea, constipation, dizziness, insomnia and somnolence and body weakness.
The most serious side effects include hallucinations, accidental injuries, amnesia, dream abnormalities depression and visual disturbances. In case one experiences these side effects, it is recommended that he or she stops taking the medication and seeks assistance from the doctor involved. Moreover, it is prudent to let your doctor know if you are under any other medication or if you are allergic to pramipexole 1 mg.
Pramipexole 30 tabs 1mg interaction
It is prohibited to use Mirapex 1 mg tablet with drugs that cause drowsiness. Moreover, muscle relaxers, codeine, tramadol, and morphine should not be used together with pramipexole dihydrochloride 1 mg
The consumption of alcohol while taking this medication is also prohibited because it may cause an individual to be extremely drowsy.
Precautions to be taken when prescribed pramipexole dihydrochloride 1 mg
Mirapex 1 mg - 30 tablets drug should be stored in a cool dry place and kept out of reach of children.
Pregnant women should only use pramipexole 1 mg when the benefits have been established to be greater than the risks.
In a situation where you want to seize taking Mirapex 1 mg - 30 tablets medication due to various circumstances, it is proper that you consult a physician.
In case there is difficulty in swallowing the tablets whole, inform the doctor in order to get assistance.
If it happens that an individual has missed a dose, it is prudent that he or she informs the doctor for further directions.