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Pramipexole ER

When and How to Take It

Some general considerations include the following:
  • This medication comes in extended-release tablet form. It is taken by mouth once daily.
  • You can take this medication with food or on an empty stomach. If it bothers your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Do not crush, chew, cut, or dissolve the extended-release tablets, as this will cause the medication to be released too quickly. You must swallow them whole.
  • Make sure to take this medication at the same time each day to keep an even level of the medication in your blood.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed. Do not suddenly stop taking this medication.

How Should This Medication Be Stored?

Pramipexole ER should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture and heat. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What Should I Do If I Miss a Dose?

If you do not take your pramipexole ER as scheduled, take your missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

Is There a Generic Version?

This medication is not available in generic form (see Generic Mirapex ER).

Who Makes Pramipexole?

Pramipexole ER is made by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Strengths Available

Pramipexole ER tablets come in the following strengths:
  • Pramipexole ER 0.375 mg
  • Pramipexole ER 0.75 mg
  • Pramipexole ER 1.5 mg
  • Pramipexole ER 3 mg
  • Pramipexole ER 4.5 mg.
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