Suggest treatment for persistent night tremors in an elderly person
Mirapex is safe.
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I am Dr Sudhir Kumar, Neurologist, and would try my best to help you.
Based on your symptoms, it is clear that it is a sleep disorder associated with REM phase of sleep.
Pramipexole (mirapex) has been found to be useful in these problems, and there is a lot of data on its safety. It is also commonly used in treating Parkinson's disease (PD) and restless legs syndrome (RLS).
Since you are feeling better with mirapex, it can be continued long-term, if needed for life too. There is no risk of dementia.
I hope my answer helps. Please get back if you have any follow up queries or if you require any additional information.
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You should use Mirapex for at least a month.
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You should give Mirapex at least one month time before discarding it. I have had very good experience with mirapex in my patients with similar situations. Moreover, you are still on the lower end of dose, so, if needed, the dose can be increased.
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Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
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