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Brand name: Sifrol

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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Active ingredient in this medicine: pramipexole

Pack size information

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Information for medicine and pack size:
Sifrol 125 microgram uncoated tablet, 100

Consumer Medicine Information leaflet:

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What this medicine is for

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.

Table of characteristics
Table of characteristics
Active ingredient
Visual appearance Flat, round, white with bevelled edges, marked 'P6' on one face and the Boehringer Ingelheim logo on the other face.

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Dosage Form Tablet, uncoated
Route of administration Oral
Medicine schedule
10 tablets (sample pack): Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
100: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy
30 tablets: Prescription Only Medicine, or Prescription Animal Remedy

There is one type of pack available.

Pack type 1
Pack type 1
Type Blister Pack
Storage temperature Store below 30 degrees Celsius
Storage conditions Protect from Light
Life time 2 Years
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