Pramipexole Dihydrochloride is a derivative of benzothiazole acts as a nonergot dopamine agonist. It works by binding D2 and D3 dopamine receptors in the striatum and substantia nigra of the brain. The use of this active factor may be related to fewer dyskinetic side effects. This active component is hydrochloride that is the anhydrous dihydrochloride salt of pramipexole that plays the role of a dopamine agonist and an anti-Parkinson drug.
Class of Drugs – Dopamine agonists
Molecular Formula – C10H19Cl2N3S
Molecular Weight - 284.2 g/mol
Working: This mentioned medication belongs to a group of medications called dopamine agonists. Pramipexole Dihydrochloride works by activating certain receptors in the brain that helps reduce the severity of Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome.
Uses: This component is indicated alone or with other medications to treat Parkinson's disease. It can be used to improve the ability to move and reduce shakiness, stiffness, slowed movement, and unsteadiness. It may also reduce the number of episodes of not being able to move.
This given medicine is also approved for the treatment of a certain medical condition like restless legs syndrome that causes an unusual urge to move the legs. These symptoms commonly occur at night along with uncomfortable/unpleasant feelings in the legs. It can be used to decrease these symptoms so as to improve sleep.
Pramipexole Dihydrochloride is a dopamine agonist that acts by restoring the balance of a certain natural substance like dopamine in the brain.
Popular Brands and Dosages: This medication is used in branded drugs as given below:
- Mirapex: 0.125 mg, 0.25 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 1.5 mg
- Mirapex ER: 0.375 mg, 0.75 mg, 1.5 mg, and 3 mg
Aged people may be at a higher risk for dizziness and hallucinations while treating with this drug.