What PRAMIROL 1MG is used for?
It is used to treat,
- Primary Restless Legs Syndrome
- Signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease
Warning & Precautions
Talk to Doctor
Talk to your doctor before you take this medicine, if you:
- Are allergic to Pramipexole or any of the ingredients of PRAMIROL 1MG
- Have sleep problem other than Restless Legs Syndrome
- Have low blood pressure
- Have uncontrolled muscle movement (dyskinesia)
- Have kidney problems
- Consume alcohol
Pregnancy & Breast Feeding
- If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant or breast feeding consult your doctor before taking PRAMIROL 1MG
Driving & Using Machines
- Do not drive a car, operate a machine, or do anything that needs you to be alert until you know how PRAMIROL 1MG affects you
Tell your doctor if you are taking,
- Other medicines that make you sleepy
How to Use
- Take PRAMIROL 1MG exactly as your doctor tells you to
- Taking this medicine after food may lower your chances of getting nausea
- Swallow the tablet with small amount of water
- For restless leg syndrome, take this medicine 2 to 3 hours before bedtime.
Avoid activities that require you to be alert, such as driving a car until you know how this medication affects you.
When you first start taking Pramirol 1 Tablet, it may cause sudden drop in your blood pressure when you change positions. To lower the chance of feeling dizzy or passing out, rise slowly if you have been sitting or lying down.
- Talk to your doctor in case you develop hallucinations or other changes in your behavior.
Inform your doctor if you develop compulsive behaviors that are hard to control, such as binge eating, gambling, spending money, and sexual urges.
If you take more PRAMIROL 1MG
- If you accidentally take more PRAMIROL 1MG, you should tell your doctor at once or go to the nearest hospital immediately
If you forget to take PRAMIROL 1MG
- If you miss a dose, do not double your next dose
- Skip the dose you missed and take your next regular dose
If you stop taking PRAMIROL 1MG
- Be sure to tell your doctor right away if you stop taking PRAMIROL 1MG for any reason. Do not start taking PRAMIROL 1MG again before speaking with your doctor. If you have Parkinson’s disease and are stopping PRAMIROL 1MG, you should stop PRAMIROL 1MG slowly over 7 days
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them
- Falling asleep during normal daily activities
- Low blood pressure when you sit or stand up quickly - you may have dizziness, nausea, fainting, or sweating. Sit and stand up slowly after you have been sitting or lying down for a while
- Hallucinations - you may see, hear, feel, or taste something that isn’t there. You have a higher chance of having hallucinations if you are over 65 years old
- Nausea, constipation
- Hallucinations, confusion, sleepiness, dizziness
- Insomnia, muscle weakness and abnormal movements
HOW TO COPE WITH SIDE EFFECTS?
The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.
Coping with Nausea
You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
- Keep this medicine out of reach of children
- Store at room temperature (15-25°C)
- Do not use this medicine after the expiry date
A common side effect of Pramirol is decrease in body weight which may be due to decrease in appetite. Uncommonly, it can also cause increase in weight. However, if you have concerns regarding your weight talk to your doctor or a nutritionist.
Q. Does Pramirol make you sleepy?
Yes, Pramirol may cause sleepiness. You may also experience sudden episodes of falling asleep. If it occurs, restrict driving and using heavy machinery and inform your doctor.
Q. How does Pramirol work for restless legs?
Restless leg syndrome (RLS) is a condition that causes discomfort in the legs and a strong urge to move the legs, especially at night and when sitting or lying down. Pramirol belongs to dopamine (neurotransmitter) agonist class of medicines. It acts by stimulating the dopamine receptors which is needed in the brain to control movement. Hence, it is used to improve RLS.
Q. Is Pramirol a muscle relaxant?
No, Pramirol is not a muscle relaxant. It helps in improving movements and muscle control in Parkinson’s disease. It is a dopamine agonist and acts on dopamine receptors.
Q. Can I stop taking Pramirol if my symptoms of Parkinson’s disease have improved?
You should not stop Pramirol without talking to your doctor. Sudden discontinuation of Pramirol may cause neuroleptic malignant syndrome. The symptoms of malignant syndrome include loss of muscle movement, rigid muscles, fever, unstable blood pressure, increased heart rate, confusion, and depressed level of consciousness.
Q. How should Pramirol be taken?
You should take Pramirol as directed by your doctor. The doctor will decide your dose depending on the condition you are being treated for. Preferably it should be taken 2-3 hours before bedtime. Swallow the tablets whole with water. It can be taken with or without food, but taking it with food may help reduce the chances of nausea.
Q. What are the serious side effects of Pramirol?
The serious side effects of Pramirol include hallucinations (seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist), confusion, aggressive behavior, agitation, abnormal thoughts, changes in vision, abnormal body movements, and motions that you cannot control. It may also cause changes in the way you sit or stand that you cannot control, such as your neck bending forward, bending forward at the waist, or tilting sideways when you sit, stand or walk. Additionally, it may cause dark, red or cola-colored urine, muscle tenderness, muscle stiffness or aching and muscle weakness. Call your doctor immediately if you experience any of these.
Q. What are impulse control disorders caused by Pramirol?
Pramirol may cause impulse control disorders in which you may have cravings or urge to behave in an unusual manner, which normally you would not do. Pramirol may also make it hard for you to resist the impulse to carry certain activities which can harm you or others, like addictive gambling, excessive eating or spending money. Along with that, it may cause an abnormally high sex drive or preoccupation with an increase in sexual thoughts or feelings.
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