August 29, 2014
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Sandoz Pramipexole

(pramipexole)

DIN (Drug Identification Number)

02315262 SANDOZ PRAMIPEXOLE 0.25MG TABLET
02315270 SANDOZ PRAMIPEXOLE 0.5MG TABLET
02315289 SANDOZ PRAMIPEXOLE 1.0 MG TABLET
02315297 SANDOZ PRAMIPEXOLE 1.5MG TABLET

How does Sandoz Pramipexole work? What will it do for me?

Pramipexole belongs to the class of medications called dopamine agonists. It is used to treat signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease. It is also used to treat symptoms of moderate to severe restless leg syndrome. It helps to improve muscle control and movement by affecting the balance of a chemical in the brain called dopamine.

Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than the ones listed in these drug information articles. As well, some forms of this medication may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking this medication, speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking this medication without consulting your doctor.

Do not give this medication to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take this medication if their doctor has not prescribed it.

How should I use Sandoz Pramipexole?

For Parkinson's disease, the recommended adult dose starts at 0.375 mg daily, taken in 3 divided doses. Depending on the response to the medication as well as side effects, the dose may be increased every 5 to 7 days to obtain the desired effects. The maximum recommended dose should not exceed 4.5 mg daily, taken in 3 divided doses.

For restless leg syndrome, the recommended adult dose starts at 0.125 mg once daily, taken 2 to 3 hours before bedtime. The dose may be increased every 4 to 7 days to a maximum of 0.5 mg 2 to 3 hours before bedtime. For restless leg syndrome, the safety and effectiveness of treatment longer than 12 weeks has not been established.

Pramipexole may be taken with or without food. You should take it with food if you find that you feel sick to your stomach after taking the tablets.

Many things can affect the dose of medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones given here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.

It is important to take this medication exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.

Store this medication at room temperature, protect it from light and moisture, and keep it out of the reach of children.

Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.





What form(s) does Sandoz Pramipexole come in?

0.25 mg
Each white to off-white, oval-shaped tablet, with break line on both sides and debossed with "P" and ".25" on one side, contains pramipexole dihydrochloride monohydrate 0.25 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: Betacyclodextrin-Kleptose, cellulose microcrystalline, corn starch, magnesium stearate, povidone, and silicon dioxide colloidal.

0.5 mg
Each white to off-white, oval-shaped tablet, with break line on both sides and debossed with "P" and ".5" on one side, contains pramipexole dihydrochloride monohydrate 0.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: Betacyclodextrin-Kleptose, cellulose microcrystalline, corn starch, magnesium stearate, povidone, and silicon dioxide colloidal.

1 mg
Each white to off-white, circular-shaped tablet, with break line on both sides and debossed with "P" and "1" on one side, contains pramipexole dihydrochloride monohydrate 1 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: Betacyclodextrin-Kleptose, cellulose microcrystalline, corn starch, magnesium stearate, povidone, and silicon dioxide colloidal.

1.5 mg
Each white to off-white, circular-shaped tablet, with break line on both sides and debossed with "P" and "1.5" on one side, contains pramipexole dihydrochloride monohydrate 1.5 mg. Nonmedicinal ingredients: Betacyclodextrin-Kleptose, cellulose microcrystalline, corn starch, magnesium stearate, povidone, and silicon dioxide colloidal.

Who should NOT take Sandoz Pramipexole?

Pramipexole should not be taken by anyone who is allergic to pramipexole or to any of the ingredients of the medication.

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