Available by prescription, Mirapex ER is a drug licensed to treat Parkinson's disease. It works by stimulating a certain chemical in the brain called dopamine. This long-acting medicine comes in extended-release tablets and is taken only once a day. Potential side effects may include drowsiness, nausea, and constipation.
What Is Mirapex ER?Mirapex® ER™ (pramipexole ER) is a prescription medication approved for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. It is a long-acting, once-daily version of an older Parkinson's disease medication.
Who Makes This Medication?Mirapex ER is made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
How Does It Work?Mirapex ER is classified as a dopamine agonist. This means that it works much like dopamine, a naturally occurring brain chemical. It binds to dopamine receptors and stimulates them, much like natural dopamine.
Dopamine deficiency (caused by a loss of dopamine-producing cells) in certain parts of the brain may be responsible for many of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. By using a medication that acts like dopamine, such as Mirapex ER, some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease may be relieved.