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What Is Pramipexole ER Used For?

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 this disease may be relieved.
 

Pramipexole ER Uses in Children

Pramipexole ER is not approved for use in children (usually defined as individuals under the age of 18 years old).
 

Is Pramipexole ER Used for Off-Label Reasons?

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend pramipexole ER for something other than Parkinson's disease (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Based on approved or off-label uses of short-acting pramipexole (pramipexole), possible off-label uses of pramipexole ER might include the treatment of the following conditions:
 
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