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Pergolide: Useful Agent in Children with Tourette’s Syndrome?

KEY POINT

Pergolide (Permax—Athena) may prove useful in managing Tourette’s syndrome if results of a pilot study are confirmed in larger trials.

SOURCES

Gilbert DL et al. Tourette’s syndrome improvement with pergolide in a randomized, double-blind, crossover trial. Neurology. 2000;54:1310–5.

Lipinski JF et al. Dopamine agonist treatment of Tourette disorder in children: results of an open-label trial of pergolide. Movement Disorders. 1997;12:402–7.