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Permax Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose

What happens if I miss a dose (Permax)?

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and only take the next regularly scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose of this medication.

What happens if I overdose (Permax)?

Seek emergency medical attention if an overdose is suspected.

Symptoms of a pergolide overdose may include nausea, vomiting, weakness, dizziness, fainting, agitation, confusion, hallucinations, muscle twitching, uncontrollable movements, a tingling sensation, and irregular heartbeats.

What should I avoid while taking pergolide (Permax)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Pergolide may cause drowsiness or low blood pressure (leading to dizziness and other symptoms), especially when rising from a sitting or lying position. Rise slowly and use caution when performing hazardous activities until you know how this medication affects you.

Pergolide may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness or dizziness, including antidepressants, alcohol, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, other anxiety medicines, muscle relaxants, and antihistamines. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor.

What other drugs will affect pergolide (Permax)?

Before taking pergolide, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines:

  • a phenothiazine such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine (Prolixin), mesoridazine (Serentil), perphenazine (Trilafon), thioridazine (Mellaril), promazine (Sparine), trifluoperazine (Stelazine), and others;
  • haloperidol (Haldol);
  • thiothixene (Navane); or
  • metoclopramide (Reglan).

You may not be able to take pergolide, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring if you are taking any of the medicines listed above.

Pergolide may increase the effects of other drugs that cause drowsiness or dizziness, including antidepressants, alcohol, sedatives (used to treat insomnia), pain relievers, other anxiety medicines, muscle relaxants, and antihistamines. Tell your doctor about all medicines that you are taking, and do not take any medicine without first talking to your doctor.

Drugs other than those listed here may also interact with pergolide. Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines, including herbal products, without first talking to your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

Your pharmacist has more information about pergolide written for health professionals that you may read.


Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

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