Before Using This Medicine
Some people taking Mirapex have fallen asleep during normal daytime activities such
as working, talking, eating, or driving. You may fall asleep suddenly,
even after feeling alert. Tell your doctor if you have any problems with daytime sleepiness
or drowsiness. If you are unsure of how this medicine will affect you, be careful
if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
If you are taking this medication for RLS, tell your doctor if your
symptoms get worse, if they occur in the morning or earlier than usual in the evening, or if
you feel restless symptoms in your hands or arms.
Do not stop using Mirapex without first talking to your doctor. You may need
to use less and less before you stop the medication completely.
Dizziness or drowsiness may be more likely to occur when you rise from a sitting
or lying position. Rise slowly and use caution to prevent a fall.
Avoid using other medicines that make you sleepy such as:
- cold medicine
- pain medication
- muscle relaxers
- medicine for seizures, depression or anxiety
They can add to sleepiness caused by Mirapex.
Avoid drinking alcohol, which can increase some of the side effects of Mirapex.
Mirapex may cause hallucinations (the sensation of hearing or seeing something that
is not there), most commonly among elderly people. Call your doctor if you