Sifrol 0.25 mg
- Brand: Abbott
- Product Code: AB_SF025
- Availability: In Stock
Contain active ingredient : Pramipexole which works by mimicking the activity of a substance in the brain called dopamine.
Dopamine is a substance known as a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters are present in the brain and nervous system and are involved in transmitting messages between nerves. These messages allow the normal functioning of the body. The neurotransmitter dopamine is known to be reduced or absent in the brains of people with Parkinson's disease, and this is thought to be the cause of the disease symptoms.
Dopamine normally transmits messages by stimulating specific receptor sites in the brain. Pramipexole works by stimulating these same receptor sites. This produces the same effects as dopamine, and acts as a dopamine substitute. In this way pramipexole helps to restore the dopamine activity in the brain, which helps reduce the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.
It can both be used alone or in conjunction with levodopa to treat Parkinson's disease, and are particularly useful in people for whom levodopa alone is no longer providing adequate control of symptoms.
It also used to treat restless leg syndrome (RLS), though exactly how pramipexole works in this condition is unclear.
Pramipexole can cause a drop in blood pressure when you first start treatment, and this may cause dizziness or fainting. To minimize these side effects the dose is increased slowly, usually over three to four weeks. Follow the instructions given by your doctor or pharmacist.
What is it used for?
Moderate to severe restless legs syndrome.
Size : 3 x10's = 30 tablets