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Drug Interactions With Pramipexole ER

Pramipexole ER can potentially interact with several other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Pramipexole ER).

What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not known what exactly to expect from an overdose with this medication, other than the usual side effects (but perhaps more severely). If you happen to take too much pramipexole ER, seek immediate medical attention.
(Click Mirapex ER Overdose for more information.)

How Does Pramipexole ER Work?

Pramipexole ER is classified as a dopamine agonist. This means that it works much like dopamine, a naturally occurring brain chemical. It binds to dopamine receptors and stimulates them, much like natural dopamine.
Dopamine deficiency (caused by a loss of dopamine-producing cells) in certain parts of the brain may be responsible for many of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. By using a medication that acts like dopamine, such as pramipexole ER, some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease may be relieved.

Clinical Effects

Studies have shown that pramipexole ER can help treat early forms of Parkinson's disease. This medication was studied in people with early Parkinson's disease who were not yet taking levodopa (one of the most commonly used medications for Parkinson's). In the study, pramipexole ER helped improve the symptoms of this disease, compared to a placebo (a "sugar pill" with no active ingredients).
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