Trivastal is the generic name of a drug which has Piribedil as its main ingredient. Trivastal is an effective dopamine D2/D3 receptor agonist that also has some alpha2-noradrenergic properties. The medication is available under the form of tablets, each containing a dosage of 50 mg of Piribedil.
Typically, Trivastal is prescribed in the treatment of medical disorders such as Parkinson's disease, retinal ischemic manifestations and certain forms of cerebral aging, such as cognitive deficits (for example memory or attention impairment in elder patients). In the case of Parkinson's disease, Trivastal may be employed as a monotherapy in fighting all three major symptoms (bradykinesia, rigidity and tremor), but may also be prescribed in combination with other medication such as L-dopa.
Trivastal may also be employed for the treatment of dizziness in the case of elderly patients or in intermittent claudication caused by peripheral occlusive arterial disease in the patient's lower limbs. Trivastal may be prescribed for other medical conditions that are not listed here. If you would like to find out exactly why you have been recommended a therapy with Trivastal, it is advised to ask your personal health care provider.
You should never take Trivastal if you are allergic to Trivastal or to any of its ingredients. Before starting a therapy with Trivastal, make sure that the prescribing health care professional is fully aware of your medical history and general health condition, as certain medical disorders may prevent you from starting a treatment with Trivastal.
It is highly advised that you closely follow the Trivastal intake schedule and guidelines that have been prescribed by the examining health care professional. Depending on several factors, such as the affection to be treated or the daily dosage, the medication may need to be taken once or several times per day according to a certain schedule - for example in some cases, the daily dose must be taken in immediately after the main meal.
The exact dosage for each particular case will be decided by the examining health care professional based on a number of factors such as the patient's age and health condition. The affection to be treated also has an important role in deciding the dosage. It is advised that the patient is administered the Trivastal dose that was prescribed by his or her examining health care professional.
For the treatment of patients diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, the average dosage of Trivastal is one tablet per day in the first week of treatment, gradually increasing the dose to the optimum of 3 to 5 tablets daily in the case of monotherapy. In such cases, the patient is administered one tablet at a time, allowing equal intervals to pass between intakes. If the patient is following combined therapy (if he or she is also taking L-dopa), the recommended dosage is of 1 to 3 tablets per day.
In the treatment of other medical affections, the Trivastal dosage should be of 50 mg (one tablet) per day. In severe cases, the prescribing health care professional may prescribe 100 mg (two tablets) daily.
You should never attempt to take a higher dose of Trivastal than the one that was prescribed to you by your examining health care professional, as it may cause severe complications. At this time, the exact symptoms of an overdose with Trivastal are not known. Studies have shown that high doses of Trivastal have an emetic action on the chemoreceptive trigger zone leading to a rapid rejection of the tablets. However, this may not apply in all cases.
If you have reasons to believe that you are suffering form an overdose with Trivastal, you should immediately contact a health care professional or go to the nearest hospital to seek emergency medical attention.
It is highly advised that you closely follow the Trivastal intake schedule that has been recommended by the prescribing health care professional. Maintaining a strict intake schedule helps you reduce the risk of missing a dose of the medication. However, if you happen to miss a dose, it is advised to take it as soon as you remember and continue with your regular intake schedule. If it is almost time for another Trivastal dose, it is recommended to completely skip the missed dose and continue with the regular medication schedule, and you should let your personal health care provider know about the missed dose. You should never take a double dose of Trivastal in order to make up for the missed dose unless you are specifically instructed to do so by your personal physician.
Treatment with Trivastal may result in the appearance of several side effects, such as eye pain, ocular hypertension, diarrhea, bacteriuria, bacteremia, hallucinations or anorexia. In some cases, bladder catheterization and fluid replacement have been reported. Some patients undergoing treatment with Trivastal presented an increase in C - reactive protein or a decrease in creatinine renal clearance.
There may be other side effects related to Trivastal therapy, which are not listed here. If you experience any unexpected symptoms while undergoing treatment with Trivastal, it is advised to consult your personal health care professional.
At this time, there is no information regarding the possible interaction between Trivastal and other drugs. However, it is advised that you let your prescribing health care professional know of any other medication you are currently taking, as well as nutritional supplements, vitamins and minerals. You may obtain further information from the prescribing health care provider, from a pharmacist or a nurse.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Trivastal may also be known as: