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Mirapex vs Sinemet, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a female patient aged 56

This is personalized comparison of Mirapex vs Sinemet for a female aged 56. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Mirapex (latest outcomes from 10,310 users) has active ingredients of pramipexole dihydrochloride. It is often used in restless leg syndrome.

Sinemet (latest outcomes from 11,043 users) has active ingredients of carbidopa; levodopa. It is often used in parkinson's disease.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 1,654 female patients aged 52 who take the same drugs are studied in Mirapex vs Sinemet

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Female52Parkinsonism

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Mirapex pramipexole dihydrochlorideBoehringer Ingelheim
Sinemet carbidopa; levodopaBristol Myers Squibb

eHealthMe real world results:

For females aged 52 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Mirapex (Boehringer Ingelheim)Sinemet (Bristol Myers Squibb)
Pathological GamblingNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
DepressionPain
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Anxiety
PainConstipation
AnxietyDepression
Emotional DistressDizziness
Headache (pain in head)Drug Ineffective
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Anaemia (lack of blood)
Chest PainHypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
Drug IneffectiveSwelling

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

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Mirapex (Boehringer Ingelheim)Sinemet (Bristol Myers Squibb)
Pathological GamblingWeight Fluctuation
Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (an anxiety disorder characterized by intrusive thoughts that produce uneasiness, apprehension, fear, or worry;)Dry Hair
PainRelapsing-remitting Multiple Sclerosis (reoccurrence of an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged)
Emotional DistressMuscle Function Loss
DepressionInhibited Sexual Desire
AnxietyAnkle Swelling
Compulsive ShoppingPinpoint Red Spots On The Skin
GamblingHeart Palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)
Headache (pain in head)Pain - Neck
Suicidal IdeationRestless Leg Syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Mirapex3.94%7.09%30.71%37.01%21.26%
Sinemet0.00%7.27%52.73%34.55%5.45%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Mirapex (pramipexole dihydrochloride) is often used to treat restless leg syndrome. Sinemet (carbidopa; levodopa) is often used to treat parkinson's disease. 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:

Recent related drug comparison:

NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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