Parkinson’s Rx May Trigger Impulse Control Disorders
Dopamine receptor agonists are medicines used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Patients who take them, however, may find themselves having trouble with impulse control.
Rest for Weary Legs
Restless legs syndrome is a disorder of the nervous system that causes uncomfortable urges to move limbs. Patients often wonder if there are medications that work, and if they are safe.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Mirapex and Heart Failure
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public about a possible increased risk of heart failure with Mirapex (pramipexole), a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome.
FDA Warns Parkinson's Drug May Increase Heart Risk
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have warned that a drug primarily used to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease may increase the risk of heart failure.
Mirapex Effective for Restless Legs
While restless legs syndrome seems like an odd disorder that some people may find hard to believe, people who suffer the discomfort have no doubt this disorder exists. And now patients have effective treatment choices.
Mirapex Helps Parkinson's Depression
Patients with Parkinson's Disease often suffer from depression. One drug that treats a number of Parkinson's physical symptoms may also help with some of the emotional complications of the disease.
You Can't Stop Yourself
Earlier this year, a French man claimed that the drugs he was taking for Parkinson's disease made him addicted to gambling. Adding support to these claims, a new study shows that Parkinson's drugs can lead to impulse control problems.