Review: could Mirapex cause Weight gain?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 8, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 9,462 people who take Mirapex. Among them, 385 have Weight gain. See who they are, when they have Weight gain and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Mirapex (latest outcomes from 10,052 users) has active ingredients of pramipexole dihydrochloride. It is often used in restless leg syndrome, parkinson's disease. Commonly reported side effects of Mirapex include pathological gambling, obsessive-compulsive disorder, emotional distress, pain, acupuncture and pain.
Weight gain (latest reports from 508,495 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, acupuncture and pain.
On Feb, 23, 2014: 9,462 people reported to have side effects when taking Mirapex. Among them, 379 people (4.01%) have Weight Gain.
Time on Mirapex when people have Weight gain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Weight gain||0.75%||2.99%||2.24%||11.19%||34.33%||45.52%||2.99% |
Gender of people who have Weight gain when taking Mirapex * :
|Weight gain||57.73%||42.27% |
Age of people who have Weight gain when taking Mirapex * :
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.50%||0.00%||1.00%||13.43%||16.42%||36.82%||31.84% |
Severity of Weight gain when taking Mirapex ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Weight gain||0.00%||60.00%||30.00%||10.00% |
How people recovered from Weight gain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Weight gain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Restless legs syndrome (168 people, 44.33%)
- Parkinson's disease (94 people, 24.80%)
- Depression (43 people, 11.35%)
- Hypertension (34 people, 8.97%)
- Pain (27 people, 7.12%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Sinemet (68 people, 17.94%)
- Aspirin (55 people, 14.51%)
- Ambien (54 people, 14.25%)
- Requip (52 people, 13.72%)
- Xanax (46 people, 12.14%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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