Mirapex vs Ropinirole

Mirapex
(Rx)
Ropinirole
(Rx)
Mirapex is a dopamine agonist.
Ropinirole is a dopamine agonist.
Satisfaction Score
?
3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.6
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for RLS
2.1
Concern level
2.0
Helpfulness
for RLS
2.5
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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July 1, 1997
Not Available
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
25,385 Discussions
4,784 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RLS
#3 for Depression
#4 for Shaking
#5 for Fibromyalgia
Mirapex is prescribed for RLS and Parkinson's Disease and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for RLS
#3 for Shaking
Ropinirole is prescribed for RLS and Parkinson's Disease and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Mir
Insomnia
9
Nausea
6
Weight Gain
5
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Drowsiness
4
Sleep Apnea
2
Weight Loss
1
Vomiting
1
Apathy
1
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
1
Rop
Nausea
9
Withdrawal Symptoms
5
Drowsiness
5
Sexual Dysfunction
2
Hypersexuality
2
Weight Gain
2
Lack Of Sleep
2
Vomiting
2
Discomfort
1
Fainting
1
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Mirapex
Mir
Ropinirole
Rop
Insomnia
Mir
Rop
9
0
Nausea
Mir
Rop
6
9
Weight Gain
Mir
Rop
5
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Rop
5
5
Drowsiness
Mir
Rop
4
5
Sleep Apnea
Mir
Rop
2
0
Weight Loss
Mir
Rop
1
0
Vomiting
Mir
Rop
1
2
Apathy
Mir
Rop
1
0
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Mir
Rop
1
0
Nausea
Rop
Mir
9
6
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rop
Mir
5
5
Drowsiness
Rop
Mir
5
4
Sexual Dysfunction
Rop
Mir
2
0
Hypersexuality
Rop
Mir
2
0
Weight Gain
Rop
Mir
2
5
Lack Of Sleep
Rop
Mir
2
0
Vomiting
Rop
Mir
2
1
Discomfort
Rop
Mir
1
0
Fainting
Rop
Mir
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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C Category C
Before taking Mirapex during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
C Category C
Before taking Ropinirole during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Mirapex and alcohol.
There may be a negative interaction between Ropinirole and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 0.125 mg, 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 0.75 mg, 1 mg, 1.5 mg
Tablet: 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, 2 mg, 3 mg, 4 mg, 5 mg, 6 mg, 8 mg, 12 mg, 0.25-0.5-1 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
No Food Instructions
Ingredients
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Pramipexole Di-Hcl
Ropinirole Hcl
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mirapex and Ropinirole: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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