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Drowsiness, nausea, and constipation are some of the most common side effects of Mirapex ER. In most cases, side effects are minor and easily treated. However, it is possible to develop problems that may require immediate medical attention. Some of the potentially serious reactions include hallucinations, difficulty breathing, or vision changes.

An Introduction to Mirapex ER Side Effects

As with any medicine, Mirapex® ER™ (pramipexole ER) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Mirapex ER. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Common Side Effects of Mirapex ER

Mirapex ER has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects that occurred in a group of people taking Mirapex ER were documented and then compared to the side effects that occurred in a similar group of people taking a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients) or a short-acting version (Mirapex).
In these studies, the most common, bothersome (but not usually dangerous) side effects of Mirapex ER included:
  • Drowsiness -- in up to 36 percent of people
  • Nausea -- up to 22 percent
  • Constipation -- up to 14 percent
  • Dizziness -- up to 12 percent
  • Fatigue -- up to 6 percent
  • Dry mouth -- up to 5 percent
  • Muscle spasms -- up to 5 percent.
Other common side effects (occurring in 1 to 4 percent of people) included:
  • Shakiness (tremors)
  • Headaches
  • Balance problems
  • Vomiting
  • Upper abdominal pain (stomach pain)
  • Indigestion or heartburn
  • General weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Low blood pressure when suddenly standing or sitting up
  • A spinning sensation (vertigo)
  • Increased appetite
  • Coughing.
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