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Parkinson’s Rx May Trigger Impulse Control Disorders
Dopamine receptor agonists are medicines used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Patients who take them, however, may find themselves having trouble with impulse control.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: Mirapex and Heart Failure
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public about a possible increased risk of heart failure with Mirapex (pramipexole), a drug used to treat Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome.
FDA Warns Parkinson's Drug May Increase Heart Risk
U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials have warned that a drug primarily used to treat symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease may increase the risk of heart failure.
Mirapex Helps Parkinson's Depression
Patients with Parkinson's Disease often suffer from depression. One drug that treats a number of Parkinson's physical symptoms may also help with some of the emotional complications of the disease.
You Can't Stop Yourself
Earlier this year, a French man claimed that the drugs he was taking for Parkinson's disease made him addicted to gambling. Adding support to these claims, a new study shows that Parkinson's drugs can lead to impulse control problems.