sudden "sleep attacks" in Parkinson's patients while driving

Remember the reports a few years ago about sudden "sleep attacks" in Parkinson's patients while driving?

This problem was initially associated with the newer dopamine agonists...Mirapex (pramipexole) and Requip (ropinirole).

Now there's evidence that excessive daytime sleepiness is not unique to Mirapex and Requip...it can occur with ANY of the dopaminergic drugs used for Parkinson's.

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