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Summary for Patent: 6,001,861
|Title:||Use of pramipexole in the treatment of restless legs syndrome|
|Abstract:||The present invention provides the use of pramipexole in the treatment of restless legs syndrome.|
|Inventor(s):||Oertel; Wolfgang H. (Ranschenberg, DE), Meier; Dieter (Weisbaden, DE), Gomez-Mancilla; Baltazar (Portage, MI), Montplaisir; Jacques (Montreal, CA)|
|Assignee:||Pharmacia & Upjohn Company (Kalamzoo, MI)|
1. A method for treating restless legs syndrome in a patient suffering from or susceptible to such condition comprising the administration of an effective amount of the compound
2-amino-6-n-propylamino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydrobenzothiazole, its (-)-enantiomer thereof, and pharmacologically acceptable salts thereof.
2. A method for treating restless legs syndrome in a patient suffering from or susceptible to such condition comprising the administration of an effective amount of Pramipexole, its dihydrochoride, or its dihydrochloride-(H.sub.2 O) thereof.
3. The method of claim 2, wherein the dose of Pramipexole is about 0.01-10.0 mg/day.
4. The method of claim 2, wherein the dose of Pramipexole is between about 0.75-4.5 mg/day.
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