taking mirapex for hand tremble but it didnt do anything doctor has increase to 2 x 0.25 mg, 3 times a day and no change
Mirapex is classified as a dopamine agonist. This means that it works much like dopamine, a naturally occurring brain chemical. The medication 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 Mirapex, some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease may be relieved.
It is not known exactly how or why the medication works for restless legs syndrome (RLS).
However, perhaps the doc is a better judge to have prescribed the med. maybe you could seek a 2nd opinion just to reconfirm any doubts that you have, please take care, be safe & well!
- Mirapex Information for Consumers
- Mirapex Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Mirapex (detailed)
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