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I recently started taking Mirapex for Restless Leg Syndrome and have experienced some rather humiliating gambling episodes. Could it really be the medicine?
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Doctor: Dr. Abby, US Board Certified MD replied 8 years ago
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Hello,

Yes, this is possible. There have been numerous reports suggesting that Mirapex can increase or potentially cause compulsive behaviors, including gambling.
It is listed in the package insert as a warning.

You should discuss the side effect with your doctor. Decreasing or stopping the drug is recommended.

Feel free to ask any follow up questions you may have and I will be happy to discuss further,

Dr Abby

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Customer reply replied 8 years ago

MY QUESTION IS MORE FOR LEGAL; IS THERE ANY LIABILITY INVOLVED?

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