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Mirapex Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is pramipexole (Mirapex)?
- What are the possible side effects of pramipexole (Mirapex)?
- What is the most important information I should know about pramipexole (Mirapex)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking pramipexole (Mirapex)?
- How should I take pramipexole (Mirapex)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Mirapex)?
- What happens if I overdose (Mirapex)?
- What should I avoid while taking pramipexole (Mirapex)?
- What other drugs will affect pramipexole (Mirapex)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Mirapex)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Mirapex)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222.
What should I avoid while taking pramipexole (Mirapex)?
Pramipexole may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Drinking alcohol can increase certain side effects of pramipexole.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect pramipexole (Mirapex)?
Cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety can add to sleepiness caused by pramipexole. Tell your doctor if you regularly use any of these medicines, or any other medicines for Parkinson's disease.
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- amantadine (Symmetrel);
- cimetidine (Tagamet);
- diltiazem (Cardizem, Cartia, Dilacor, Tiazac);
- ranitidine (Zantac);
- quinidine (Quin-G);
- quinine (Qualaquin);
- triamterene (Dyrenium);
- verapamil (Calan, Covera, Isoptin);
- medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, such as metoclopramide (Reglan, Metozolv) or promethazine (Pentazine, Phenergan, Anergan, Antinaus); or
- medicine to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Permitil, Prolixin), haloperidol (Haldol), thiothixene (Navane), thioridazine (Mellaril), and others.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with pramipexole. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about pramipexole.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Mirapex Information
- Mirapex Drug Interactions Center: pramipexole oral
- Mirapex Side Effects Center
- Mirapex Overview including Precautions
- Mirapex FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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