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Side Effects of Pramipexole ER

In clinical studies, commonly reported pramipexole ER side effects included drowsiness, nausea, and constipation. In most cases, these reactions are minor and easily treated. However, contact your healthcare provider right away if you notice more serious symptoms, such as hallucinations, difficulty breathing, or vision changes.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Pramipexole ER

As with any medicine, pramipexole ER (Mirapex® ER™) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who takes the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If reactions do occur, in most cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with pramipexole ER. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Pramipexole ER Side Effects

Some side effects with pramipexole ER are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. Although generally rare, some of these side effects may actually be fairly common. These include but are not limited to:
  • Hallucinations
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Falling
  • Falling asleep during the day, sometimes without warning
  • Unexplained muscle pain
  • Strong, uncontrollable muscle contractions
  • Any new abnormal muscle movements
  • Severe dizziness or fainting
  • Muscle pain
  • Any vision changes
  • Difficult or painful breathing
  • New problems with impulse control, such as gambling, hypersexuality, or compulsive buying (see Mirapex ER and Impulse Control)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, including:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Swelling of the mouth or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing.
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