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Piribedil, a Dopamine Agonist

Uses

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

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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

 Side Effects

It may result in a variety of side effects, including dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, sedation, confusion, agitation, confusion, and hallucination.

Precautions

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.

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