90 patient evaluations for Pramipexole

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Aug 25, 2010 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for muscle spasms)
  • Side effects
    Severe (narcolepsy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Had to cease Mirapex due to following issue: Mirapex may also cause you to fall asleep without any warning, even while doing normal daily activities such as driving, and some patients have reported having hallucinations while on the drug. Had innumerable close calls while driving and Neurologist did not figure it out until I saw this warning. NO MORE MIRAPEX ever.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: narcolepsy

Dec 28, 2009 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Excellent for RLS!
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: narcolepsy

Aug 26, 2008 (Started Sep 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Take as needed, not as directed. I use it when the RLS strikes, it's not an everyday thing, so I use as needed not as directed.
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: narcolepsy

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Aug 23, 2010 (Started Sep 29, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It helped with stiffness and rigidity when walking. I still had tremor on my left hand. Although i was taking Nuvigil for wakefulness, I was still tired. I was tired of being tired.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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Jul 25, 2010 (Started Jul 12, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.125 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Jul 16, 2010 (Started Aug 22, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Increase effect of another treatment)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.125 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am just starting out with Patients Like Me so my med history will begin with what I am taking now. I have taken Mirapex since I was first diagnosed with P.D. but I can't tell you how much earlier. Today I take 1 mg. of Pramipexole DIHY at 6 a.m.and 1 1/2 mg. 3 times a day.

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Jul 12, 2010 (Started Mar 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 29, 2010 (Started Mar 02, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 20, 2010 (Started Feb 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for tremor in limbs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, jerky movements (dyskinesia), tremor(s), insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Meripex worked to ease my tremors at first but after 7 months it took more and more of the drug to get any result at all, it never did stop the body jerks which was and is my # 1 problem, The cost is high even with insurance. would I recomend it - - -in my case NO
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: tremor(s), weight gain, jerky movements (dyskinesia), insomnia, insomnia

Apr 21, 2010 (Started Feb 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tremor in limbs)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, jerky movements (dyskinesia), tremor(s), insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Hope to get off merapex asap, the drug does not stop the body jerks and tremors to my satisfaction, I take sinemet three times a day and zI can see inprovement, Meripex doesn't show me much other than another expense.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: tremor(s), weight gain, jerky movements (dyskinesia), insomnia, insomnia

Oct 30, 2009 (Started Feb 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for tremor in limbs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The side effects are a bother - - can't sleep, but6 feel sleepy during the day
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: tremor(s), weight gain, jerky movements (dyskinesia), insomnia, insomnia

  • 2 helpful marks

May 30, 2010 (Started Apr 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (somnolence, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: no Benefit
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: somnolence, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), insomnia

Apr 15, 2010 (Started Apr 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    Mild (excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: On the 13th I bumped up to 6mg. So far I cannot attest to any benefit or side effect (except the insomnia and sleepiness like Requip. Watching closely to the BIG side affects that I've been warned about. More later.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: somnolence, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), insomnia

Apr 10, 2010 (Started Apr 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for tremor(s))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 3 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I just started Mirapex ER April 9, 2010. I will keep a weekly update to let you know what happens. This is a switch from 24mg Requip XL to 3mg going up to 6mg Mirapex ER. I should not experience any of the sickness because my brain is already used to 24mg agonist. Dr Dewey says I still need to watch out for the compulsive side effects, "they can start at ay time".
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: somnolence, insomnia, excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence), insomnia

  • 2 helpful marks

May 15, 2010 (Started May 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: I had to take a prescription sleep Rx to counteract the insomnia experienced with Prmipexole -- Ambien or Lunesta

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 23, 2010 (Started May 12, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.25 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Apr 20, 2010 (Started Mar 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I took Mirapex from time of first diagnosis with PD in March 2008. Stopped cold in March 2009 because of massive side effects, then discovered I had RLS. Continued to take small dose of Mirapex before bed for developed RLS. Tried several times to quit but could not because RLS became unbearable. Finally quit for good on April 20, 2010. Within days severe RLS subsided and almost completely disappeared! My conclusion is that it is reasonable to assume Mirapex gave me the very condition it treated . . .
Cost: < $25 monthly

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