Pramipexole - Drug Information

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General Information on Pramipexole

Generic Name : Pramipexole

Pronunciation : pra mi pex' ole

Latest prescription information about Pramipexole. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
ICD Code : Y46.7 | Therapeutic Classification : Antiparkinson Agents

Trade Names/Brand Names of Pramipexole

Why is Pramipexole Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a dopamine agonist, prescribed for Parkinson's disease and Restless Leg Syndrome.  It may increase the action of certain chemical receptors in the brain.

When should Pramipexole not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category C :

Animal studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus and there are no appropriate studies in pregnant women, but potential benefits may allow the use of the drug in pregnant women despite the potential for risks.

What is the dosage of Pramipexole?

Initial- The recommended dose is 0.125mg three times per day, it may be increased upto 1.5mg per day in divided doses.

How should Pramipexole be taken?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Pramipexole?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of kidney problems, low blood pressure, lightheadedness, daytime sleepiness, compulsive behavior, shakiness, any allergy, who are taking other medications, elderly, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause drowsiness or dizziness, do not drive a car or operate machinery and get up slowly from bed while taking this medication.
Avoid alcohol consumption.
Patient may develop with increased risk of skin cancer; perform regular skin examination while taking this medication.

What are the side effects of Pramipexole?

   Most Common : Nausea, dizziness, somnolence, insomnia, constipation, weakness and hallucinations.
   Body as a Whole : Weakness, general swelling, uneasiness, fever, accidental injury, and chest pain.
   Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, vomiting, difficulty in swallowing and dry mouth.
   Metabolic : Swelling in the extremities, decreased weight, joint inflammation, twitching and muscle weakness and pain.
   Central Nervous System : Drowsiness, sleeplessness, hallucinations, confusion, memory loss, sensory loss, movement disorder, restlessness, abnormal thinking, decreased sexual drive, involuntary twitching and dream abnormalities.
   Eye and ENT : Vision abnormalities and double vision.
   Genitourinary : Impotence, urinary frequency, urinary tract infection and urinary incontinence.
   Respiratory : Difficulty in breathing, pneumonia and nose inflammation.
   Skin : Skin disorders.

What are the other precautions for Pramipexole?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Pramipexole?

Store it at room temperature and away from excess heat and moisture.

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