Sifrol is a brand of tablets containing the active ingredient pramipexole. It is only available with a doctor’s prescription.
Sifrol belongs to a group of medicines called dopamine agonists. Sifrol works by having a similar effect as dopamine, which is a chemical in the brain needed to control movement.
Sifrol is used to treat the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, which are caused by the lack of dopamine in the brain. Sifrol is also used to treat restless legs syndrome, which causes an overwhelming urge to move the legs. Restless legs syndrome might be caused by dopamine not working very well in some areas of the brain.
Sifrol tablets are swallowed with a full glass of water. It doesn’t matter whether or not you take them with meals.
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Sifrol is indicated for the treatment of signs and symptoms of idiopathic Parkinson's disease. It may be used as monotherapy or in combination with levodopa. SIFROL is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of primary Restless Legs Syndrome.
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