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Permax is administered to patients suffering from Parkinson's disease, a neurological disorder that causes shaking, freezing, and other movement disorders.   The drug Permax (pergolide mesylate) is a medication that can help relieve your symptoms of Parkinson's disease and enhance your capability to carry out everyday activities when it is added to your current regimen of carbidopa/levodopa (sometimes referred to simply as levodopa).

It is important that your physician monitor your progress at regular visits, to make sure that this medication is working and to check for unwelcome effects.

This medication could cause some individuals to become drowsy, dizzy, or less alert than they are usually.   Be sure you know how you respond to this medication before you operate a vehicle, use machines, or do anything else that could be dangerous if you are dizzy or are not alert.

If you suffer any of the following symptoms, call your physician immediately:

  • Chest pain
  • Rapid or pounding heartbeat
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Difficulty moving
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Vision changes
  • Hallucinations
  • Fever
  • Muscular rigidity or stiffness
  • Change in consciousness