Description and Brand Names

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US Brand Name

  1. Permax

Descriptions


Pergolide belongs to the group of medicines known as ergot alkaloids. It is used with levodopa or with carbidopa and levodopa combination to treat people who have Parkinson's disease. It works by stimulating certain parts of the central nervous system (CNS) that are involved in this disease.

Pergolide was available only with your doctor's prescription.

This medicine was withdrawn from the U.S. market in March 2007 due to an increased risk for heart valve problems .

Once a medicine has been approved for marketing for a certain use, experience may show that it is also useful for other medical problems. Although this use is not included in the product labeling, pergolide is used in certain patients with the following medical condition:

  • Restless legs syndrome

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet