Average Rating: 2.8 (427 Ratings)

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 5  Rls Sudden onset of extreme drowsiness. I have fallen asleep in mid -sentence. Obsession with sex. Issues with erectile dysfunction. 67 2 years
2 50mg per 2X D
 4  RLS Worked great for RLS but it started making me feel extremely nauseous after month 1. I didn't realize it was the medicine bc it never made me sick before. I was getting sick through the night and then sick all day the next day. I went to the doctor thinking I had major GI issues. They told me stop the mirapex for the night to see what would happen ... tadah .... it was gone ... nausea and vomiting gone. I have had to take it a few times since then when my RLS is super bad but I take a zofran with it and it works beautifully. I took it not long sho without the zofran bc I didn't have any and bam... puked all night and felt sick the entire next day. Take a zofran with this is it makes you nauseous. 45 2 months
 5  Treatment-resistant depression At first I experienced tingling/ticklish sensations throughout my body along with feeling lightheaded. I had orthostatic hypotension also and some mild headaches and ringing in the ears. To counter this I got up slowly and increased my sodium and fluid intake. I also take cetirizine (Zyrtec) if I experience nausea and this resolves it. The side effects dissipated after a few days and increased the dosage very slowly over the next few weeks. My depression and anhedonia went into remission and I finally have my life back again. I'm currently taking 0.25mg t.i.d. I don't understand why some people experienced obsessions or compulsions because I haven't. I just feel normal and very emotionally stable now. Pramipexole is now being used by some psychiatrists for treatment-resistant depression. M 48 27 days
 1  Depression This drug almost killed me. Stripped me of my dignity and my humanity. I was not warned of these side effects. I developed impulse control disorders, compulsive shopping and painting, cross dressing and acute suicidal ideation. F 40 2 years
 1  Restless Legs Compulsive-Impulsive spending; Hyper-sexuality; gambling; theft; reckless driving; binge drinking/drug use; legal trouble The drug is a "MIRAcle" for the condition itself, but not worth the hell you go through personally or put others through with the crazy side effects. Try Neupro the patch for RLS. F 42 10 years
1MG 2X D
 1  Rls Compulsive gambling, spending, hypersexuality F 56 5 years
 3  RLS I took it for 2 years without a problem until recently it started causing extreme itching every time I took it. F 42 2 years
 1  RLS, very severe. Horrifying. Hallucinating. Confusion. Loss of space and time. Cold like stuffiness. Couldn't remember what day it was. I've lost my job because I couldn't think straight. This is after just four days. A killer drug. Shouldn't be on market. Stop the nonsense drugs. This was just as bad as Ambien. There ARE drugs that work, like Ropinerol, without causing a person to go insane. I cannot say ANYTHING good about this drug at ALL. F 4 days
 1  RLS Chest pain, headache, numb and cold hands and feet, major muscle spasms, sleeplessness, restless, body pain....it was way worse than the flu!!! I thought I was having a heart attack! I wasn't taking a high dose....with all my symptoms, I have no clue if it helped RLS. I'd rather live with RLS than these meds! F 33 2 days
 1  R L S Coughing all day every day ,throwing up white foam.But has no taste. My life has been horrible for the last year while taking Mirapex.I cough until I throw up.I stay sick at my stomach. Really doesn't help my R L S. F 50 1 years
 5  RLS Low bp 90/60 and high heart rate of 120.can not say if these side effects are due to mirapex. Since last 5 days when i started taking mirapex i feel i got anew lease of life. My life had become miserable. I was in constant pain and sleepless since last 4 years. The medication that doctors tried on me during last 4years were 1. amitriptyline 0. 5mg 2. chlordiazepoxide 0.5mg 3. gabapentin 625mg 4. pramipexole 1mg I found mirapex as a wonder drug. Can not say if the low bp and high heart rate is due to mirapex or these are the withdrawal symptoms of the drugs that i have taking all these years. Presently i fell as if i never had rls. Mirapex has helped me to that extent. How long it will work only god can tell. M 68 5 days
0. 25 mg
 3  Rls Somewhat worked for rls but caused diarrhea F 44 1 weeks
 3  parkinson's I started at .25 mg 3x/day and increased to 1.25mg 3x/day to control tremor. CAUTION: when discontinuing mirapex due to compulsive eating and decreased tremor control, I was told that I could just swap out Sinamet for the Mirapex. I had major withdrawal symptoms; depression, anxiety, frightened, nausea, diarrhea, tachycardia, uncontrollable crying, seeing flashes of "things" in my peripheral vision that weren't there, sweat pouring off me...it was horrible. Called the neurologist towards the beginning of symptoms and was told that my body just needed to adjust. He called back the next day, profusely apologizing, and had me go back on a 1/2 dose of Mirapex in conjunction with the Sinamet. 2 weeks later I am off successfully off the Mirapex. F 53 3 years
1.25 mg 1X D

 3  Requip 5mg stopped working F 68 3 months
 4  RLS Weight gain, no sleep I could NOT survive without it!! F 58 8 years
 5  Restless leg syndrome. Headaches sometimes. I am so greatful for Mirapex! It has made such a difference in my life. F 57 3 years
.25 mg
 1  restless legs Severe pain thought my entire body, every bone in my body hurts, stomach pain, hart palpitation, difficulty in walking, back pain, can't work or sit for any length of time. The restless legs symptoms are gone but the side affects are terrible. F 67 2 months
o.125 1X D
 2  RLS and fibromyalgia Constant eye twitching, locked jaw, sore joints, binge eating, chain smoking, excessive spending It did help my RLS a bit. I had no nausea etc. Biggest help was change of diet and homeopathic remedies. Totally changed my life. I had systemic candiasis which is now gone and so are my RLS and fibromyalgia F 36 3 months
 1   Mirapex made me extremely nauseous. Took it before bed and woke up power-puking, and was sick to my stomach all day - could barely get out of bed. This was not a 24-hr. flu. I did not feel at all sick. It was from the medicine. F 54
1X D
 5  rls I have been taking this drug for many years and it has saved my life my legs are so bad I go crazy but with this drug I am hole sorry for the haters I have no side affects M 55 10 years

MIRAPEX  (PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE):  Pramipexole is used alone or with other medications to treat Parkinson's disease. It can improve your ability to move and decrease shakiness (tremor), stiffness, slowed movement, and unsteadiness. It may also decrease the number of episodes of not being able to move ("on-off syndrome"). This medication is also used to treat a certain medical condition (restless legs syndrome - RLS) that causes an unusual urge to move the legs. Symptoms usually occur at night along with uncomfortable/unpleasant feelings in the legs. This medication can decrease these symptoms and thereby improve sleep. Pramipexole is a dopamine agonist that works by helping to restore the balance of a certain natural substance (dopamine) in the brain.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)