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Mirapex vs. Sinemet for RLS

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Mirapex

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/ 20,424 posts
Other Names: Pramipexole   Mirapex ER

Sinemet

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Based on 20,424 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 19,780 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
Carbidopa/levodopa is the combination of carbidopa and levodopa and is used to treat Parkinson's disease and dopamine-responsive dystonia (DRD). It is sold under several brand names, including Sinemet, Parcopa, and Atamet. The generic n... Read more on Wikipedia
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What patients are saying about Mirapex vs. Sinemet

2,281 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
advice to switch from Sinemet to Mirapex. So far, ok,...
...as yours made me extremely hesitant to follow my Neuro's advice to switch from Sinemet to Mirapex. So far, ok, but I'm on the lookout for anything weird. As always,...
throughout day, which stopped when I went off mirapex...
...ankles and legs to swell. when I went off (switched to sinemet ...sleep problems where I fell asleep spontaneously (ie; happened in midst of staff meeting) throughout day, which stopped when I w...
I recently switched from Sinemet to Mirapex with good...
Yes my eye twitches but it is because ...constant pounding of my legs together. I recently switched from Sinemet to Mirapex with go...
I quit Mirapex and went to Sinemet which I like better....
...on Mirapex for 3-4 mos. up ...the shaking was worse and the sleep attacks were everyday. I ...several near accidents. I quit Mirapex and went to Sinemet which I like bet...
me to switch from Sinemet to Mirapex because he noticed...
...I was feeling great until I saw the neuro. He wants me to switch from Sinemet to Mirapex because he noticed some (very minor!) dyskinesias. He sent ...drip tears, and I have a stiff neck. : ( ...
made the switch from Mirapex to Sinemet, even though I was...
When I made the switch from Mirapex to Sinemet, even though I was on...
you change from Mirapex to Sinemet was not very educated...
...to get off Sinemet. The guy who made you change from Mirapex to Sinemet was not very ...the same group but Mirapex and Requip are straight dopamine agonists while Sinemet is a precursor with...
when I switched from Sinemet to Mirapex. My current dose...
...I switched from Sinemet to Mirapex. My current dose of Mirapex is 1 mg 3xday, which I take with meals. It seems a lot of us agonist users are troubled with early awakening--the 4am club. My family...
Sinemet for 4 years before I changed to Mirapex--Never even...
Steve, I,ve used Sinemet for 4 years before I changed to Mirapex--Never even a bad dream. You don't think its the...
or just a switch to regular sinemet. Unfortunately...
...alternatively impulse control issues may need a reduction in Mirapex or just a switch to regular sinemet. Unfortunately you cannot circulate the article beyond the publicly...
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