Mirapex vs Sinemet

Mirapex
(Rx)
Sinemet
(Rx)
Mirapex is a dopamine agonist.
Sinemet is a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.2
Moderately Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
?
3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for RLS
2.1
Concern level
2.0
Helpfulness
for RLS
2.6
Concern level
2.0
Approval Date
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July 1, 1997
May 2, 1975
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
25,386 Discussions
27,900 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
#2 for Shaking
#3 for RLS
#4 for Parkinsonism
Sinemet is prescribed for Parkinson's Disease and Shaking and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. In addition, our data suggest that it is taken for RLS, although it is not approved for this condition.
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
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
1
Apathy
1
Sin
Nausea
6
Depression
5
Rigidity
4
Weakness
3
Insomnia
3
Drowsiness
2
Dizziness
2
Withdrawal Symptoms
2
Addiction
2
Constipation
2
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Mirapex
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Sinemet
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Insomnia
Mir
Sin
9
3
Nausea
Mir
Sin
6
6
Weight Gain
Mir
Sin
5
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Mir
Sin
5
2
Drowsiness
Mir
Sin
4
2
Sleep Apnea
Mir
Sin
2
0
Weight Loss
Mir
Sin
1
0
Vomiting
Mir
Sin
1
0
Myelodysplastic Syndrome
Mir
Sin
1
0
Apathy
Mir
Sin
1
0
Nausea
Sin
Mir
6
6
Depression
Sin
Mir
5
0
Rigidity
Sin
Mir
4
0
Weakness
Sin
Mir
3
0
Insomnia
Sin
Mir
3
9
Drowsiness
Sin
Mir
2
4
Dizziness
Sin
Mir
2
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Sin
Mir
2
5
Addiction
Sin
Mir
2
0
Constipation
Sin
Mir
2
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 Sinemet 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.
Alcohol reduces the effectiveness of levodopa.
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: 10-100 mg, 25-100 mg
Food Instructions
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No Food Instructions
Avoid protein intake swings because protein may worsen symptoms.
Ingredients
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Pramipexole Di-Hcl
Carbidopa/Levodopa
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Mirapex and Sinemet: 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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