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Mirapex vs. Sinemet for RLS

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Mirapex

Rx
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Other Names: Pramipexole   Mirapex ER

Sinemet

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/ 20,931 posts
Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 20,949 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Rating: 3 out of 5
Based on 20,931 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
Learn more
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

2,358 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
at night. I've switched to Mirapex and am having success....
...relief with Sinemet for about 3 weeks before experiencing augmentation which manifested as RLS symptoms during the ...night. I've switched to Mirapex and a...
accidents. I quit Mirapex and went to Sinemet which I like...
Iwas on Mirapex for 3-4 mos. up to ...had several near accidents. I quit Mirapex and went to Sinemet which I like better. I take 25/100 1/2 pill every 4 hours and works much...
Sinemet and Mirapex, has problems expressing his thoughts....
...My husband, PD patient for 11 years, now 74 years old, is on Sinemet and Mirapex, has problems expressing his thoughts. He cannot make long sentences either. It appears he...
father-in-law is on Sinemet and Mirapex and suffers greatly...
...Mirapex and suffers greatly with severe depression and halluciations. His doctor attributes the hallucinations to the meds he is on. The hallucinations come and go and he does talk to them and th...
Anyone have both? I've been on Mirapex for 1 Yr. Works...
RLS & Hip replacement RLS for 20 years. Now I find I need a new hip. Anyone have both? I've been on Mirapex for 1 Yr. Works better than Sinemet, but fails me at times...
The only side effects I had were sleep attacks and insomnia...
...was on mirapex alone for the first 1.5 years and it was great. The only side effects I had were sleep attacks and insomnia. Eventually it didn't ...I feel like I'm on way too much sinemet and am...
some trouble walking since I had to quit the Mirapex. I've...
I'm having some trouble walking since I had to quit the Mirapex. I've doubled upon Sinemet and after some initial nightmares, it is helping a bit. Steve since you asked for pictures,...
bbq. The mirapex worked pretty good for me but I had lots...
...a good bbq. The mirapex worked pretty good for me but I had ...I am being weened off of the mirapex and now I am taking sinemet. It seems to be working well for me ...I hope the sinemet works...
been taking Mirapex for RLS for about 6 weeks after Sinemet...
...been taking Mirapex for RLS for about 6 weeks after Sinemet became less effective. It seems to work wonders, and I did get over the dizziness and nausea ...just read that Mirapex causes some peo...
requip and then Mirapex. Both made me so sleepy that all I...
...then Mirapex. Both made me so sleepy that all I could do was sleep. I was then put on Sinemet. ...manageable. I'm still getting adequate relief from the Sinemet and look to several more years wi...
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