What is Pergolide?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Pergolide mesilate is a dopamine agonist that works by mimicking the activity of a substance in the brain called dopamine. It may be used alone or in combination with levodopa to treat Parkinson's disease.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Parkinson's disease 11 2
Improve mobility 1 0
Multiple system atrophy 1 1
Restless feeling in legs 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Pergolide

Side effect Patients
Dizziness and feeling faint 1
Excessive sweating 1
Heart palpitations 1
Nausea 1
Tiredness 1

Why patients stopped taking Pergolide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 7
Side effects too severe 5
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Other 1
Personal research 1
See all 10 patients who've stopped taking Pergolide

Duration

Stopped taking Pergolide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 4
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 1
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2 patient evaluations for Pergolide

Jan 8, 2007 (Started Jun 15, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4.5 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 15, 2005 (Started Jan 19, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I recorded doctor's advice, I don't remember the details.

  • 0 helpful marks
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