Always take Pramipexole Teva exactly as your doctor has told you. You should check with your doctor if you are not sure.
Pramipexole Teva should be taken three times a day. The tablets can be taken with or without food and should be swallowed with a glass of water. You can break the tablets to make it easier to swallow them if necessary.
The treatment with Pramipexole Teva normally starts with a low dose which is gradually increased every 5 to 7 days until the right dose for your needs is reached (the ?maintenance dose?).
The normal starting dose is one Pramipexole Teva 0.088 mg tablet three times a day (a daily dose of 0.264 mg of pramipexole).
The usual maintenance dose is 1.1 mg per day. However, your dose may have to be increased even further. If necessary, your doctor may increase your tablet dose up to a maximum of 3.3 mg of pramipexole a day. A lower maintenance dose of three Pramipexole Teva 0.088 mg tablets a day is also possible.
Your doctor may decide to change your maintenance dose depending on your response to the treatment and any side effects that you experience.
If your doctor decides to stop your treatment, the dose will be reduced slowly until treatment is stopped.
Patients with kidney disease
If you have moderate or severe kidney disease, your doctor will prescribe a lower dose. In this case, you will have to take the tablets only once or twice a day. If you have moderate kidney disease, the usual starting dose is 1 tablet Pramipexole Teva 0.088 mg twice a day. In severe kidney disease, the usual starting dose is just 1 tablet Pramipexole Teva 0.088 mg a day.
If you take more Pramipexole Teva than you should
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of the tablets all together, or if you think a child has swallowed any of the tablets, contact your nearest hospital casualty department or your doctor immediately. An overdose is likely to cause nausea, vomiting, abnormal muscular movements, hallucinations, agitation and low blood pressure (which might cause light-headedness and dizziness). Please take this leaflet, any remaining tablets and the container with you to the hospital or doctor so that they know which tablets were consumed. Medical treatment may be necessary.
If you forget to take Pramipexole Teva
If you miss a tablet then you should take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is nearly time for your next tablet then you should skip the dose you missed and take your next tablet as normal. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten tablet.
If you stop taking Pramipexole Teva
You should not stop taking your medicine or reduce your dose without discussing it with your doctor first. It is dangerous to stop taking this medicine suddenly. If you need to stop your treatment your doctor will reduce your dose slowly.
If you have any further questions on the use of this product, ask your doctor or pharmacist.