Title

Mirapex, Requip and Compulsive Disorders

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Adam M. Kaye: 0000-0002-7224-3322

Document Type

Blog Post

Publication Title

RxEconsult, LLC

Publication Date

6-18-2012

Abstract

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.

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