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Mirapex vs. Requip for RLS

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Mirapex

Rx
/ 20,840 posts
Other Names: Pramipexole   Mirapex ER

Requip

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/ 19,181 posts
Other Names: Ropinirole   Requip XL
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 20,840 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 19,181 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

4,107 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
or Mirapex? I couldn't tolerate Mirapex but am doing well...
...you tried Requip or Mirapex? I couldn't tolerate Mirapex but am doing well on Requip. I don't hav...
had heartburn when I first started MIrapex--it went away....
...had heartburn when I first started MIrapex--it went away. I have the sleep disturbance from it as ...compared to the nausea and hypotension with requip, Mirapex is a better ...
the tinnitus. Mirapex has offered some relief, but nothing...
...PLMD. Requip worked wonders for me and I felt like a new person. Unfortunately, I experienced a fairly rare side-effect, unbearable tinnitus. I ...tinnitus. Mirapex has offered some relief, ...
to Mirapex. This medication seems to work better for...
...My doctor prescribed Requip .25 mg which worked fine for a while. I have progressed to 2.5 mg which doesn�t work anymore. So I switched to Mirapex. This medication seems to work better for me...
However, I couldn't tolerate the Mirapex. It kept me awake...
...started on Mirapex a few weeks ...RLS. However, I couldn't tolerate the Mirapex. It kept me awake and ...going on in my mind all the time. My doctor switched me to Requip which has worked wel...
have used Mirapex - but it made me too drowsy for day time...
...have used Mirapex - but it made me too drowsy for day time use. It did work when I took ...time though. I now use and prefer ReQuip. L...
on mirapex for 2 months a yes i saw relief at a low dose...
...2 months a yes i saw relief at a low dose then i developed a cough and switched to requip- got good results there too at 6mg/day. nausea was my biggest issue but that went...
working pretty well for me, though was having vivid dreams...
...haven't given up on Requip yet, give it at ...minimize the symptoms. Mirapex was working pretty well for me, though was having vivid dreams, when the doc pulled me off to do the requip thin...
years and just have been diagnosed with FM. Mirapex works...
...RLS for years and just have been diagnosed with FM. Mirapex works. I ...and i havent had any problems. You should ask your doctor about it. I tried Requip but it didn't work for me. Mirapex i...
and Gapapentin and that works well.I have sleep problems...
...slept 2 hours a night for many nights.For restless leg Requip did nothing for me.I take Mirapex and Gapapentin and that works well.I have sleep problems as well but have not taken any sleep...
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