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What is pergolide?

Pergolide has been withdrawn and is no longer available in the U.S.

Pergolide is a prescription drug used to treat Parkinson's disease, in conjunction with levodopa or carbidopa. It is only sold as a generic. People with Parkinson's disease have a dopamine shortage in their brains, and pergolide works by stimulating dopamine in the brain. It is in a class of drugs called dopamine agonists.

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