Brand Names : Permax
Before Using This Medicine
In deciding to use a medicine,
the risks of taking the medicine must be weighed against the good it will
do. This is a decision you and your doctor will make. For pergolide, the following
should be considered:
Allergies - Tell your doctor if you have ever had any unusual or
allergic reaction to pergolide or other ergot medicines such as ergotamine.
Also tell your health care professional if you are allergic to any other substances,
such as foods, preservatives, or dyes.
Pregnancy - Studies have not been done in pregnant women. However,
pergolide has not been shown to cause birth defects or other problems in animal
Breast-feeding - This medicine may stop milk from being produced.
Children - Studies on this medicine have been done only in adult
patients, and there is no specific information about its use in children.
Older adults - This medicine has been tested and has not been shown
to cause different side effects or problems in older people than it does in
Other medicines - Although certain medicines should not be used
together at all, in other cases 2 different medicines may be used together
even if an interaction might occur. In these cases, your doctor may want to
change the dose, or other precautions may be necessary. When you are taking
pergolide, it is especially important that your health care professional know
if you are taking any other prescription or nonprescription (over-the-counter
Other medical problems - The presence of other medical
problems may affect the use of pergolide. Make sure you tell your doctor if
you have any other medical problems, especially:
Heart disease or
Mental problems (history of) - Pergolide may make the condition