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 **Pramipexole** (Tradename: //​Mirapex//​) is a dopamine agonist used in the treatment of [[geri:​parkinsons|]] and [[sleep:​parasomnias:​rls|restless legs syndrome]]. **Pramipexole** (Tradename: //​Mirapex//​) is a dopamine agonist used in the treatment of [[geri:​parkinsons|]] and [[sleep:​parasomnias:​rls|restless legs syndrome]].
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 +  * It is a D2 receptor agonist and also has receptor selectivity for the D3 receptor subtype of the D2 subfamily of receptors. ​
 ==== Side Effects ==== ==== Side Effects ====
 There is the potential to cause compulsive behaviours and sudden sleep attacks.[([[https://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​pmc/​articles/​PMC116443/​|Homann,​ C. N., Wenzel, K., Suppan, K., Ivanic, G., Kriechbaum, N., Crevenna, R., & Ott, E. (2002). Sleep attacks in patients taking dopamine agonists. Bmj, 324(7352), 1483-1487.]])] There is the potential to cause compulsive behaviours and sudden sleep attacks.[([[https://​www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/​pmc/​articles/​PMC116443/​|Homann,​ C. N., Wenzel, K., Suppan, K., Ivanic, G., Kriechbaum, N., Crevenna, R., & Ott, E. (2002). Sleep attacks in patients taking dopamine agonists. Bmj, 324(7352), 1483-1487.]])]