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  • Cure for Restless Legs Syndrome
    While restless legs syndrome (RLS) has no cure, there are still things that can be done. This eMedTV segment offers suggestions, such as treating any underlying conditions and getting better quality sleep, for reducing symptoms of RLS.
  • Drug Interactions With Rotigotine
    Check with your healthcare provider before using rotigotine with levodopa or certain antipsychotics. This eMedTV segment explores how drug interactions such as these may decrease the effectiveness of rotigotine or cause other unwanted reactions.
  • Generic Horizant
    At this time, no generic versions of Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) are available. This eMedTV Web resource explains why this is the case and explains why Horizant is not interchangeable with Neurontin and Gralise.
  • Generic Mirapex
    As this eMedTV article explains, generic versions of Mirapex (pramipexole) are currently available. This resource offers information on the strengths of the generic versions and explains how they compare to brand-name Mirapex.
  • Horizant
    Horizant is a prescription drug used to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS) and postherpetic neuralgia. This eMedTV article gives a complete overview of this product, with information on side effects, dosing guidelines, generic availability, and more.
  • Horizant and Breastfeeding
    As explained in this eMedTV page, the manufacturer of Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) recommends that breastfeeding women take this product only if the benefits outweigh the risks. This resource also lists side effects to watch for in your nursing child.
  • Horizant and Pregnancy
    This eMedTV article explores the potential risks associated with Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil) and pregnancy. This page describes the effects of the drug when given to pregnant animals and explains when a doctor may recommend this drug during pregnancy.
  • Horizant Dosage
    This segment of the eMedTV site gives dosing guidelines for Horizant, including those relating to how often the drug needs to be taken each day. This article also explains why the tablets must not be crushed, chewed, or dissolved.
  • Horizant Drug Interactions
    This eMedTV Web segment lists several drugs that can interact with Horizant, including narcotics and sleep medications. This article also lists the problems that can occur as a result and how to avoid them.
  • Horizant Medication Information
    People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) may benefit from a medication called Horizant. This article from the eMedTV library gives a brief overview of this prescription drug, with information on who can use it, how it works, and more.
  • Horizant Overdose
    As this eMedTV selection explains, no serious problems were reported in studies where people were given high doses of Horizant (gabapentin enacarbil). This article looks at what to expect with an overdose, based on reports of gabapentin overdoses.
  • Horizant Side Effects
    Common side effects of Horizant include drowsiness, irritability, dry mouth, and dizziness. This eMedTV resource lists other potential adverse reactions to this restless legs syndrome (RLS) medication, with statistics on how frequently they occur.
  • Horizant Uses
    This selection from the eMedTV Web site talks about the uses of Horizant -- in particular, the role it plays in treating restless legs syndrome (RLS) and postherpetic neuralgia. This article also takes a look at some of this drug's unapproved uses.
  • Horizant Warnings and Precautions
    Before taking Horizant, tell your healthcare provider if you have cancer, kidney disease, or depression. This eMedTV page lists other warnings and precautions for this medication, with details on who should avoid this drug entirely.
  • Information on Restless Legs Syndrome
    People with restless legs syndrome often have an urgent need to move the legs when sitting or lying down. This eMedTV article gives an overview of restless legs syndrome and includes a link to more information.
  • Living With Restless Legs Syndrome
    As this eMedTV page explains, living with restless legs syndrome can be frustrating because the disorder is usually a lifelong condition. However, there are things you can do to help control symptoms. This page provides an overview of these options.
  • Maripex
    Mirapex is a prescription drug licensed to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome. This eMedTV page discusses these Mirapex uses in more detail and lists potential side effects of the medicine. Maripex is a common misspelling of Mirapex.
  • Medication for Restless Legs Syndrome
    When treating restless legs syndrome, drugs such as dopaminergics and benzodiazepines may be used. This eMedTV article takes a look at these and other types of medications that are used to treat restless legs syndrome.
  • Mirapax
    If you have restless legs syndrome or Parkinson's disease, your doctor may prescribe Mirapex. This eMedTV segment describes the effects of Mirapex and explains what forms and strengths are available. Mirapax is a common misspelling of Mirapex.
  • Mirapex
    Mirapex is a prescription medicine approved to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome. This eMedTV article provides an overview of Mirapex, including information on how this drug works, possible side effects, dosing tips, and more.
  • Mirapex and Breastfeeding
    This eMedTV Web page explains that although it is not known if Mirapex (pramipexole) passes through breast milk in humans, it does pass through breast milk in rats. This article also explains what to do if you are taking Mirapex and breastfeeding.
  • Mirapex and Gambling
    Mirapex may cause compulsive behaviors, such as gambling, hypersexuality, or binge eating. This eMedTV page discusses the possible link between Mirapex and gambling (as well as other behaviors) and explains what to watch for when taking this drug.
  • Mirapex and Pregnancy
    Animal studies suggest that Mirapex (pramipexole) may not be safe for use during pregnancy. This eMedTV article contains more information on Mirapex and pregnancy, and describes the problems that occurred when the drug was given to pregnant rats.
  • Mirapex Dosage
    This eMedTV page explains that Mirapex dosing guidelines are different for each person, depending on the condition being treated and other factors. This page discusses factors that may affect your Mirapex dosage and offers tips on taking the drug.
  • Mirapex Drug Information
    This selection from the eMedTV library offers some basic information on Mirapex, a drug used to treat symptoms of RLS as well as Parkinson's disease. This page explains how the drug works, dosing, and precautions to review with your healthcare provider.
  • Mirapex Drug Interactions
    Mirapex can interact with several medicines, perhaps increasing the risk of developing side effects. This eMedTV Web page provides a list of several Mirapex drug interactions and describes the complications these interactions may cause.
  • Mirapex Overdose
    You should seek immediate medical care if you believe you have overdosed on Mirapex (pramipexole). This eMedTV resource discusses factors that may affect a Mirapex overdose and describes possible treatment options that are available.
  • Mirapex Side Effects
    A few common side effects of Mirapex include nausea, insomnia, and headaches. This eMedTV Web page lists other possible side effects, including serious side effects (such as difficulty breathing and vision changes) that may require prompt medical care.
  • Mirapex Uses
    As a dopamine agonist, Mirapex is commonly used for treating symptoms of Parkinson's disease and RLS. This eMedTV Web page further discusses Mirapex uses, including possible off-label uses to treat conditions such as fibromyalgia and secondary RLS.
  • Mirapex Warnings and Precautions
    You should review Mirapex warnings and precautions before taking the drug to help minimize possible risks. This eMedTV resource offers several general precautions with Mirapex to be aware of, including information on who should not take it.
  • Miripex
    Mirapex is a prescribed drug that may alleviate symptoms of restless legs syndrome and Parkinson's disease. This eMedTV page also lists possible side effects of Mirapex and offers some dosing tips. Miripex is a common misspelling of Mirapex.
  • Miropex
    Mirapex is a medicine prescribed to treat Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS). This eMedTV page explains how Mirapex works, describes its effects, and provides a link to more information. Miropex is a common misspelling of Mirapex.
  • Precautions and Warnings With Rotigotine
    You may develop unusual compulsive behaviors, such as gambling, while using rotigotine patches. This eMedTV page lists other warnings and precautions, including tips for using the rotigotine patch safely and what to discuss with your healthcare provider.
  • Requip
    Requip is a dopamine agonist that helps relieve symptoms of Parkinson's disease and restless legs syndrome. This eMedTV page further describes this drug and its uses, as well as dosage guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
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