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Uses[edit | edit source]
Some medical drugs act as dopamine agonists; they are typically used for treating Parkinson's disease and certain pituitary tumors (prolactinomas), and may be useful for restless legs syndrome (RLS). Both Requip (Ropinirole) and Mirapex (Pramipexole) are FDA approved for the treatment of RLS.
Examples[edit | edit source]
Examples of dopamine agonists include:
- Parlodel (bromocriptine)
- Dostinex (cabergoline)
- Permax (pergolide) - Removed from market March 29,2007.
See also[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- ClinicalTrials.gov NCT00334048 - "Treating Sexual Dysfunction From SSRI Medication: a Study Comparing Requip CR to Placebo"
- FDA Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of Pergolide Products
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Anti-parkinson drugs: dopaminergic agents (N04B)
|Dopa and derivatives|
Receptor agonists, antagonists, and reuptake inhibitors
|5-HT (serotonin) receptor|
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