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Permax (Pergolide Mesylate) is an ergot derivative dopamine receptor agonist at both D1 and D2 receptor sites. Pergolide mesylate is chemically designated as 8B-[(Methylthio)methyl]-6-propylergoline monomethanesulfonate.
The formula weight of the base is 314.5; 1 mg of base corresponds to 3.18 µmol. Permax (pergolide mesylate) is provided for oral administration in tablets containing 0.05 mg (0.159 µmol), 0.25 mg (0.795 µmol), or 1 mg (3.18 µmol) pergolide as the base. The tablets also contain croscarmel lose sodium, iron oxide, lactose, magnesium stearate, and povidone. The 0.05-mg tablet also contains methionine, and the 0.25mg tablet also contains FD&C Blue No.2.
Last reviewed on RxList: 12/8/2004
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