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Pramipexole Uses, Side Effects & Warnings

What Is Pramipexole?

Pramipexole is a prescription medication usually taken for treating Parkinson’s disease, mental condition that affects movement. In general, the body produces a substance called dopamine to ensure communication among brain cells. In people with Parkinson’s disease, the lack of dopamine causes problems in transmitting and receiving signals. Pramipexole belongs to a class of drugs called dopamine agonists. They work by binding to some molecules and mimicking the mechanism of dopamine, thus helping brain cells communicate properly with each other. This effect may be effective in alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. [1]