Piribedil is a medication used primarily to treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome (RLS). It belongs to a class of drugs called dopamine agonists.

Piribedil works by acting as a dopamine receptor agonist, meaning it activates dopamine receptors in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter involved in controlling movement and coordination, as well as other functions such as mood and reward.