Piribedil, a Dopamine Agonist
This drug is prescribed for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.
IUPAC Name: 2-[4-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-ylmethyl) piperazin-1-yl] pyrimidine
Drug Class: Dopamine Agonist
Route of administration: Oral
This drug is a prescribed drug and not an OTC Drug
Drug Action Mechanism
This drug works to prevent Parkinson’s disease. It functions by promoting and modulating the action of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that aids in enhancing thoughts, feelings, moods and behaviour
It may result in a variety of side effects, including dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, sedation, confusion, agitation, confusion, and hallucination.
Before using this medication, take the following precautions and notify the doctor:
- If the person is allergic to the drug or other drugs, or the person has any other allergies,
- If the person is taking any other medication (prescribed, non-prescribed, or herbal medication),
- If the person has or ever had the cardiac disease (heart attack, heart failure, cardiovascular shock), kidney disease, hepatic issues,
- If the person has undergone any type of surgery i.e., ear or eye surgery,
- Limit alcohol usage since it increases the chances of developing blurred vision, dizziness, or drowsiness. It may also cause a loss of alertness.
- Consult the doctor if the person is pregnant or breastfeeding.