Mirapex, Requip and Compulsive Disorders
Adam M. Kaye: 0000-0002-7224-3322
Pramipexole, marketed under the brand name Mirapex and ropinirole sold as Requip are often used to treat Parkinson's Disease and more recently restless legs syndrome (RLS). These medications have been shown to trigger compulsive gambling, shopping, shoplifting, eating, and heightened sexuality. Patients are often prescribed these treatments without appropriate monitoring. Patients being treated must be frequently questioned about all of the potential impulse control problems associated with their use.
Kaye, A. M.
Mirapex, Requip and Compulsive Disorders.
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