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Buspar vs Mirapex, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 59

This is personalized comparison of Buspar vs Mirapex for a female aged 59. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

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What are the drugs

Buspar (latest outcomes from 11,018 users) has active ingredients of buspirone hydrochloride. It is often used in stress and anxiety.

Mirapex (latest outcomes from 10,300 users) has active ingredients of pramipexole dihydrochloride. It is often used in restless leg syndrome.

On Jun, 5, 2014: 2,538 female patients aged 56 who take the same drugs are studied in Buspar vs Mirapex

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female56Pregnancy

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Buspar buspirone hydrochlorideBristol Myers Squibb
Mirapex pramipexole dihydrochlorideBoehringer Ingelheim

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 56 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Buspar (Bristol Myers Squibb)Mirapex (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
DepressionNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Depression
Drug IneffectivePathological Gambling
AnxietyPain
Insomnia (sleeplessness)Vomiting
DizzinessDiarrhoea
Headache (pain in head)Pneumonia
Chest PainEmotional Distress
PainFatigue (feeling of tiredness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Buspar (Bristol Myers Squibb)Mirapex (Boehringer Ingelheim)
Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)Pathological Gambling
Rash (redness)Pain
Tachycardia (a heart rate that exceeds the range of 100 beats/min)Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry;)
Pyrexia (fever)Emotional Distress
Serotonin Syndrome (occurs when two drugs that affect the body's level of serotonin are taken together at the same time)Depression
Ecchymosis (a discoloration of the skin resulting from bleeding underneath)Anxiety
Abdominal PainCompulsive Shopping
C-reactive Protein IncreasedFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Chills (felling of cold)Gambling
Erythema Nodosum (skin inflammation that results in reddish, painful, tender lumps most commonly located in the front of the legs below)Weight Increased

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Buspar8.55%31.62%35.90%21.37%2.56%
Mirapex2.19%12.02%25.68%33.33%26.78%

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Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Buspar (buspirone hydrochloride) is often used to treat stress and anxiety. Mirapex (pramipexole dihydrochloride) is often used to treat restless leg syndrome. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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