The People's Perspective on Medicine

Pramipexole

Mirapex is used to treat Parkinson's disease. It is also prescribed to treat Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS). 

Full prescribing information is available at:

http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?id=8863

Check out Wikipedia for more user-friendly information:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mirapex 

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Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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After taking Mirapex for a few months, my thick hair has become very thin on top. My hair stylist noticed it also. Is this a side effect?

Could Mirapex cause pure white hair to turn dark gray? What else might cause that to happen?

Can mirapex be used to treat cyclothymia/bipolar II/depression?
PEOPLE’S PHARMACY RESPONSE: THIS IS AN “OFF-LABEL” USE, BUT THERE ARE SOME STUDIES SUGGESTING IT MIGHT HELP IN THE HANDS OF AN EXPERIENCED PSYCHIATRIST.
Pramipexole in psychiatry: a systematic review of the literature.
Aiken CB.
J Clin Psychiatry. 2007 Aug;68(8):1230-6. Review.

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