Drug InteractionsPramipexole can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Pramipexole).
What If I Take an Overdose of Pramipexole?It is not known what exactly to expect from an overdose with pramipexole, other than the usual side effects, but perhaps more severely. If you happen to take too much of this drug, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Mirapex Overdose for more information.)
How Should This Medication Be Stored?Pramipexole tablets should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.
What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?If you forget to take a dose of pramipexole, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose.
How Does Pramipexole Work?Pramipexole is classified as a dopamine agonist. This means that it works much like dopamine, a naturally occurring brain chemical. Pramipexole binds to dopamine receptors and stimulates them, much like natural dopamine.
A 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. Using a medication that acts like dopamine, such as pramipexole, may help to relieve some of the symptoms of Parkinson's.