90 patient evaluations for Pramipexole

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Mar 1, 2011 (Started Mar 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was taking Sifrol three times daily , did not seem to do to my satifaction. Alo i used to forget to take the midday tab. I get hallucinations occasionally, I know they are not real so that does not trouble me. My legs swell, I take Urex which does help a little. I am now taking Sifrol ER. (extended release)1.5mg this seems to be working out now . I still have hallucinations, at night. Sowllen legs in theda time. I am able to put up with these as the other benefits of no more restless legs, less cramps..
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Mar 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Benefits: Restless legs were helped enormously. leg cramps were helped in the beginning. The severity of cramping has increased (th very cold weather may be a cause as well).
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Feb 5, 2011 (Started Jul 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (obsessive compulsive eating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am well aware of Mirapax's ability to become habitual and contribute to OCD.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: obsessive compulsive eating

Sep 6, 2010 (Started Jul 08, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (obsessive compulsive eating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are taking Mirapex, be mindful that it is known to cause obsessive - compulsive behaviors ... I put on a ton of weight and attribute that to Mirapex. I'm weary of carrying the excess poundage and having the commensurate fatigue, so have joined Weight Watchers and begun a walking/biking regimen and am trying to switch the OCD from food to exercise. So far (the first week,) so good!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: obsessive compulsive eating

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Jan 21, 2011 (Started Jan 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be very careful about driving if you have drowsiness. I don't drive after destroying one car. Not driving was a big change.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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Dec 30, 2010 (Started Apr 20, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sensitivity to medications)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me Mirapex has stopped most of the flareups I was having five days a week. I still get fibro fog but it seems minor compared to the pain. In the winter I will have a minor flare up due to the changing weather patterns.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: sensitivity to medications

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Dec 11, 2010 (Started Sep 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: check excessive daytime sleepiness
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

Oct 9, 2010 (Started Sep 19, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: So far - so good. This Sifrol ER is replacing Cabergoline
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence)

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Dec 3, 2010 (Started Oct 07, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (daytime sleepiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Side effects: daytime sleepiness

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Dec 2, 2010 (Started Jul 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, drowsiness

Apr 20, 2009 (Started Jul 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, drowsiness

Oct 16, 2008 (Started Jul 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: weight gain, drowsiness

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Oct 10, 2010 (Started Jun 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for periodic limb movement disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: going to ask doc to increase. i have increased myself and therefore run out. can't keep my leg still at nite.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 31, 2010 (Started Jun 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for periodic limb movement disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: dosage doesn't seem to always work
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Oct 7, 2010 (Started Aug 05, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I stopped Mirapex to try Mirapex Extended Release. Mirapex ER has been less effective. I have a mild tremor all the time now. It is like the Mirapex ER has taken out the highs and lows to give me a steady dose....but I think I prefer having those highs...when the Mirapex is definitely working to lessen the tremor.

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Oct 6, 2010 (Started Mar 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (vision problems, frequent urination, dizziness, Pain, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.125 mg Daily
Side effects: dizziness, frequent urination, vision problems, Pain, nausea

Sep 12, 2009 (Started Mar 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vision problems, frequent urination, dizziness, Pain, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have been off Mirapex for two days and I am exhausted and taking 4 hour naps. My bladder is much better as is my eyesight. Some of the strange new pains I was experiencing are gone as well. My legs, restless all night and this is the first time I am aware of it.
Side effects: dizziness, frequent urination, vision problems, Pain, nausea

Sep 10, 2009 (Started Mar 11, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (vision problems, frequent urination, dizziness, Pain, nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am not sure it is working. I have trouble with foggy vision, urinary frequency and I think my pain is worse. I am going off for 1 week to find out if Mirapex is causing this.
Side effects: dizziness, frequent urination, vision problems, Pain, nausea

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