Pramipexole Dihydrochloride Information
Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS) can be treated with pramipexole dihydrochloride (Mirapex®), a prescription drug that belongs to a group of medications known as dopamine agonists. This medicine is sold in the form of a tablet and is typically taken one to three times a day. It is not approved for use in children at this time.
Although the drug is generally well tolerated, it is not suitable for everyone. Before using pramipexole, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on your medical history and a list of your current medications. In particular, let your healthcare provider know if you have problems such as low blood pressure, kidney disease, or a sleep disorder other than restless legs syndrome.
(For more information on this drug, including how it works and factors that affect your dose, click Pramipexole.)