Active Ingredient(s):Pergolide FDA Approved: * December 30, 1988 Pharm Company: *VALEANT Category:Parkinsons
Pergolide, sold under the brand name Permax and Prascend (veterinary) among others, is an ergoline-based dopamine receptor agonist used in some countries for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Parkinson's disease is associated with reduced dopamine activity in the substantia nigra of the brain. Pergolide acts on many of the same receptors as dopamine to increase receptor activity.
It was patented in 1978 and approved for medical use in 1989. In 2007, pergolide was withdr...
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