Pramipexole is used for treating Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS). Parkinson’s disease is caused by the death of brain cells that make up a small black layer of the brain called the substantia nigra. When 80% of the substantia nigra cells die patients experience muscle spasms, poor muscle control, tremor, and difficulties with balance. This is because the substantia nigra produces dopamine, a molecule that helps some brain cells communicate. Parkinson’s disease is produced by lack of dopamine. Mirapex treats Parkinson’s disease by acting like dopamine upon brain cells.
RLS causes leg discomfort relieved by leg movement, usually in the evening and night when legs are at rest. The cause of this condition is less well understood, but low levels of dopamine have been associated with symptoms.
Dose of Pramipexole
Mirapex is available in tablets. Usual dose is 0.125 to 0.75mg per day.
Common side effects:
- Dry mouth
Cost of Pramipexole (Mirapex)
The price of pramipexole ranges from $3.90 to $28.00 for a bottle of 30 tablets, strength 0.25mg, with a coupon. To find the least expensive pharmacy near you that sells Mirapex, and to download a coupon, click here.
Where Can I Buy Pramipexole (Mirapex)
Pramipexole is a prescription medication that must be prescribed by a physician or other licensed prescriber. Did you know? QuickMD can refill your Parkinson’s medications remotely via video or phone and prescribe Mirapex online.