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Mirapex vs. Ropinirole for RLS

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Mirapex

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/ 20,759 posts
Other Names: Pramipexole   Mirapex ER

Ropinirole

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/ 3,106 posts
Other Names: Requip   Requip XL
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 20,759 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 3,106 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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By DALE
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What patients are saying about Mirapex vs. Ropinirole

238 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
obviously. I also tried Ropinirole, which worked for tics...
...absolutely no side effects with Mirapex, but everyone is different, obviously. I also tried Ropinirole, which worked for ...Abilify is really expensive while Ropinirole and Mirapex are...
why do you want to switch from ropinirole to Mirapex...
...the ferritin test! Also - if the hallucinations are gone and you are not experiencing problems, wh...
but then was switched to ropinirole and had sinemet added...
...ropinirole also. ...only 6 mg total per day. Originally I was on Mirapex but then was switched to ropinirole and had sinemet added to the mix. It's worked quite well...
I switched from ropinirole to mirapex and now...
...long is way too hard on the system. Why has your doctor not put you on a different medication?? I switched from ropinirole to mirapex and now sleep triple the hours I slept before. All the...
other. I now take 0.25 mg of Mirapex twice a day so what...
...Question:::: I am taking Mirapex or Pramipexole ...expensive. And Requip, Ropinirole is very reasonable. I have part D coverage, which helps pay for my ...I now take 0.25 mg of Mirapex twic...
to ropinirole Dr. Okun,   I was on Mirapex ER for...
...ropinirole Dr. Okun, ...to taking Mirapex, I ...worse due to the transition?  If my MDS was going to increase my dosage to 4.5 mg, am I taking the correct dosage of Ropinirole?  How would...
have heard that mirapex works well for this too. I haven't...
...(DA's) the best, like ropinirole, I have heard that mirapex works well for this too. ...on ssri's but ropinirole does a ver...
that don't tolerate mirapex.It is requip(ropinirole).You...
...while to get use to mirapex.Don't get discouraged.There is a ...taken by those that don't tolerate mirapex.It is requip(ropinirole).You and your Dr. ha...
for my sex drive. Only the Mirapex worked briefly for...
...it isn't safe. Why not use a different DA agonist like pramipexole or ropinirole? I am using Mirapex now, with so/so ...been working for my sex drive. Only the Mirapex worked briefly for that....
I asked for. I then contacted www.rlshelp.com. That helped...
...what to do about it. After hip surgery, the RLS got much much worse in the leg that was operated on. In order to cope I took more ropinirole ...mirapex, which I asked for. I then contacted www....
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