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Mirapex vs. Requip

Are Mirapex and Requip the Same Thing?

Mirapex (pramipexole) and Requip (ropinirole) are dopamine agonists used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and restless legs syndrome (RLS).

What Are Possible Side Effects of Mirapex?

Common side effects of Mirapex include:

What Are Possible Side Effects of Requip?

Common side effects of Requip include:

What Is Mirapex?

Mirapex (pramipexole) is a dopamine agonist medication used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and restless legs syndrome.

What Is Requip?

Requip (ropinirole) is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, and poor muscle control. Requip is also used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS).

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What Drugs Interact With Mirapex?

Mirapex may interact with cold or allergy medicines, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety, other medicines for Parkinson's disease, medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, or medicine to treat psychiatric disorders.

Mirapex may also interact with amantadine, cimetidine, diltiazem, ranitidine, quinidine, quinine, triamterene, verapamil, promethazine, and levodopa.

What Drugs Interact With Requip?

Requip may interact with cold or allergy medicines, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety, other medicines for Parkinson's disease, medicine to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting, or medicine to treat psychiatric disorders.

Requip may also interact with ciprofloxacin, fluvoxamine, metoclopramide, omeprazole, and estrogens.

Do not stop taking Requip suddenly or change your doses, or you could have unpleasant withdrawal symptoms such as fever, muscle stiffness, and confusion.

How Should Mirapex Be Taken?

Mirapex is taken in tablet form three times per day.

How Should Requip Be Taken?

The dose of Requip depends on the condition being treated and the patient's response.

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References

RxList. Mirapex Side Effects Drug Center.
https://www.rxlist.com/mirapex-side-effects-drug-center.htm
RxList. Requip Prescribing Information.
https://www.rxlist.com/requip-side-effects-drug-center.htm
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