General English name: Pergolide
Application: Parkinson’s disease
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Pregolide drug information
Medication Information: Pergolide is used to treat Parkinson’s disease, although other drugs than Pergolide are preferred to treat this condition. In Parkinson’s disease, the amount of the chemical dopamine in the brain decreases. Decreased dopamine causes symptoms such as tremors, muscle cramps, and slowness of body movements.
Pergolide is a dopamine receptor agonist, meaning that the drug is similar to dopamine and binds to its receptor. As a result, the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease are reduced. This drug is used alone or in combination with other drugs to treat the disease.
Contraindications to the use of Pergolide
- Pay attention to the expiration date of the Pergolide medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
Never give Pergolide to anyone else, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Do not take more than the dose prescribed by your doctor.
- Check for drug interactions with Pergolide and be sure to tell your doctor what other medication you are taking.
Pergolide is hypnotic, avoid driving after taking this medicine.
Pergolide drug interactions
Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter medicines and herbal products) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist.
Tips to consider before taking Pergolide
Some medications can not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed. Therefore, it is best for your doctor to be aware of the following before taking Pergolid:
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- If you have heart disease or an irregular heartbeat.
- If you have ever had a mental disorder such as confusion or hallucinations.
- If you have dyskinesia (involuntary movements of the face and other parts of the body).
- If you have fibrotic reactions that affect the heart, lungs and abdomen.
- If you have porphyria (hereditary blood disorder).
- If you are currently taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have ever been allergic to any medication.
Possible side effects of Pergolide
All medications, along with their positive effects, can cause unwanted side effects in the body. However, these complications do not occur in all people. Over time, your body will adjust to the new medication and these symptoms will go away, but if the following symptoms persist or become painful, consult your doctor.
Drowsiness: Avoid driving and working with tools in this situation.
Darkening of the eyes, especially when getting up: This complication usually goes away after the body gets used to this medicine. In these cases, getting up slowly can help reduce the symptoms. When your eyes go black, lie down until blood flow returns to normal.
Nausea, indigestion, abdominal pain: Eat simple foods and avoid spicy and high-fat foods.
Runny nose, hallucinations (seeing and hearing things that are not real), uncontrollable movements of the joints, double nose: Consult your doctor if any of these are a problem.
Important Note: Tell your doctor immediately if you notice any of the following rare but serious symptoms:
Shortness of breath or other respiratory problems, persistent cough, chest pain, abdominal pain.
- Any change in behavior such as increased libido.
Tell your doctor if you notice any other symptoms that you think may be due to pregolide.
How to store Pergolide medicine
- Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight.
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.