90 patient evaluations for Pramipexole

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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

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

Jun 5, 2013 (Started Sep 30, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: $200+ monthly

May 15, 2013 (Started Sep 30, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 6, 2013 (Started Sep 30, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: After neuro doubled my dosage, I am 99% symptom free during all waking hours.

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Sep 30, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.375 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Jan 30, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 18, 2008 (Started Feb 26, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.125 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 28, 2008 (Started May 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: IF YOU SHOULD FEEL THA YOUCANNOT STOP ANY COMPULSIVE BEHAVIOR ,PLEASE GO IMMEDIATLY TO YUOR DOCTOR AND TELL HIM.. IT IS BETTER TO BE PUT ON A VERY LOW DOSE AND ADD ANOTHER MEDICATION THAN GOING THRU THE COMPULSION.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 30, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Treatment will become less effective over time.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 31, 2008 (Started May 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness, weight gain, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.375 mg Daily
Side effects: drowsiness, insomnia, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 2, 2008 (Started Apr 16, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 5, 2008 (Started Aug 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (mood, drowsiness)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: mood, drowsiness

  • 0 helpful marks
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