Mirapex (pramipexole) is a drug prescribed for Parkinson's patients and those with Restless Legs Syndrome. It works by interacting with dopamine receptors in the brain to help control the symptoms of these conditions. It has also been tested for use with other illnesses that stem from dopamine receptor issues, including bipolar depression.
However, this medication has been known to have some serious, unexpected side effects. A small, but significant, group of patients taking this drug have developed compulsive gambling issues and other addictive behaviors. In a study at a Parkinson's research center, an unusually high percentage of patients taking Mirapex developed gambling problems, compared to the patients taking other drugs.
If you or a loved one has been prescribed Mirapex and developed serious side effects, contact us today.