Friday, October 26, 2012

Pramipexole-related chronic lower limb oedema in a patient with Parkinson's disease.

Pramipexole-related chronic lower limb oedema in a patient with Parkinson's disease.

Sept 2012


Department of Neurology, Austin Health, 6 North, Austin Tower, 145 Studley Road, Heidelberg, Victoria 3084, Australia.


Pramipexole is a non-ergot dopamine agonist that is used frequently as a single therapy or in combination for the management of Parkinson's disease. Common side effects are daytime drowsiness, hypotension, hallucinations and compulsive behaviour. We describe a patient who developed severe chronic and extensive lymphoedema after pramipexole was introduced and that resolved after its cessation.

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