Patients are asking if their meds for Parkinson's or restless legs will cause heart trouble

Patients are asking if their meds for Parkinson's or restless legs will cause heart trouble.

This stems from news reports about dopamine agonists causing leaky heart valves. But it turns out that the problem is with two drugs that are rarely used...pergolide (Permax) and cabergoline (Dostinex).

These older dopamine agonists are ergot derivatives.

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