Pramipexole is a medication that has the same effects as dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical that occurs naturally in the body. When one has low levels of dopamine in the body, they tend to suffer from Parkinson's disease. Pramipexole brand name is known as mirapex. Pramipexole belongs to a group of medication that is known as dopamine agonist.
Pramipexole is a dopamine agonist used alone or with other medications to treat symptoms and signs of Parkinson disease. This medication can be used to treat restless legs syndrome.
Pramipexole can help improve your ability to move and decrease unsteadiness, tremor, slowed movement and stiffness. This drug may also decrease the number of episodes of Parkinson-associated 'on-off syndrome' that may occur, which is not being able to move.
Pramipexole works by restoring the balance of certain natural substances in the brain known as dopamine. Most symptoms of restless legs syndrome occur at night with an unpleasant or uncomfortable feelings in the legs. This drug aids in decreasing these symptoms, improving sleep.