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Mirapex vs. Requip for RLS

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Mirapex

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/ 20,436 posts
Other Names: Pramipexole   Mirapex ER

Requip

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/ 18,839 posts
Other Names: Ropinirole   Requip XL
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 20,436 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 18,839 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapexin, Sifrol) is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist indicated for treating early-stage Parkinson's disease (PD) and restless legs syndrome (RLS). It is also sometimes used Off-label use as a treatment for cluster... Read more on Wikipedia
Ropinirole (International Nonproprietary Name trade names Requip, Ropark, Adartrel) is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist. It is manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), Cipla and Sun Pharmaceutical. It is used in the therapy of Parkinson's... Read more on Wikipedia
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Requip and Gallbladder Disfunction
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What patients are saying about Mirapex vs. Requip

4,019 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
you decided that Mirapex wasn't working then why not go...
...Mirapex wasn't working then why not go back to the 3mg of Requip instead of the higher dosage?   Dr Okun -  how do you know if you have taken too much agonist?    A little can cause drowsiness...
to switch from Mirapex to Requip. He mentioned that...
...trying to switch from Mirapex to Requip. He mentioned that some new drugs to treat RLS should be coming out soon just in case the Requip doesn't work for me....
had a terrible time sleeping while on Mirapex (also nausea...
...husband has had a terrible time sleeping while on Mirapex (also nausea and dizziness). ...may have read elsewhere. Now that he's had enough of Mirapex, he's going to try Requip-- but we're not ...
Mirapex. I am getting frustrated with the Mirapex lately I...
...some Insurance. I have tried Requip in the past, but it ...go back on Mirapex. I am getting frustrated with the Mirapex lately I am up ...way I can stop Mirapex would be to take Requip....
Leg Syndrome. and I'm taking mirapex 0.125 mg, five tablets...
...to requip I have Restless Leg Syndrome. and I'm taking mirapex 0.125 mg, five tablets...
or mirapex. I had great results from requip for SP...
What about a Dopamine Agonist like ropinirole or mirapex. I had great results from requip for SP and would recommend it. It also works...
I was experiencing lower leg swelling and Mirapex no longer...
...Mirapex to Requip Because I was experiencing lower leg swelling and Mirapex no longer controled all of my symptoms, I've been switched from 1.5mg Mirapex 3x a day to 5mg of Requip 3x a day....
switching from mirapex to requip has any one had experience...
...from mirapex to requip has any one had experience with switching from mirapex to requip?..I was taking 1.25 mg of mirapex, but not controling rls ...very low dosage of requip and increase very s...
work for you. Before the Mirapex I tried Requip and it was...
...I tried Requip and it was terrible, nausea, migraines. I had to stop it. But I do well on the Mirapex. Phenergan is one of the anti-nauseates on the Medical Alert Card that says Aminister with...
to mirapex? I started out with severe RLS with PLM's....
...increasing the requip dose or even changing to mirapex? I started out with severe RLS with PLM's. ...he increased mirapex again. It has definately helped to increaase ...And mirapex doesn't m...
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