Mirapex is a medicinal drug used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, such as stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, and poor muscle control. This medication has active component Pramipexole Dihydrochloride, which belongs to a group of drugs known as benzothiazoles. This medication has been manufactured by the trusted pharmaceutical company, Boehringer Ingelheim. It is available in dosages as 0.125 mg, 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 1.5 mg.
Manufacturer: Boehringer Ingelheim
Active Ingredient: This medication has the main active component Pramipexole Dihydrochloride. It is a selective dopamine receptor agonist indicated in the therapy of Parkinson's disease. This active component is a member of the class of benzothiazoles. It plays the role of an anti-Parkinson drug, a dopamine agonist, an anti-dyskinesia agent and a radical scavenger. It is a member of benzothiazoles and a diamine and a conjugate base of a pramipexole
Indications: Pramipexole composed medication has some of the effects as a chemical called dopamine, which occurs naturally in the body. Decrease in level of dopamine in the brain are related to Parkinson's disease.
Mirapex is indicated to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, like stiffness, tremors, muscle spasms, and poor muscle control and also treats restless legs syndrome. This medicine is approved to treat either Parkinson's symptoms or RLS. These are two separate disorders having one of these conditions will not cause the other condition.
Action Mechanism: This mentioned medicine works by stimulating receptor sites. This process makes the same effects as dopamine and acts as a dopamine substitute. This way, Mirapex helps to restore the dopamine activity in the brain that reduces the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Dopamine is a substance known as a neurotransmitter, which are present in the brain and nervous system. They are involved in transmitting messages between nerves that allows the normal functioning of the body. The neurotransmitter dopamine is responsible to reduce or absent in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease.
Dosages: This drug is available in various dosage as mentioned below:
- 0.125 mg: This tablet must be taken with or without food, as advised by the doctor
- 0.25 mg: It is to be consumed with or without food as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
- 0.5 mg: It shall be taken before or after a meal as directed by the doctor, do not go against it
- 1 mg: It must be consumed exactly as mentioned in the prescription by the doctor
- 1.5 mg: This tablet is to be consumed as directed by the doctor
Note: Do not get up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or it may cause dizziness. Get up slowly and steady to prevent a fall.