dopamine agonists

dopamine agonists

Drugs that have the effect of some of the actions of DOPAMINE, and are used to treat PARKINSONISM, infertility, growth hormone disorders, breast disorders and erectile dysfunction. Examples are bromocriptine, cabergoline (Cabaser), pramipexole dihydrochloride monohydrate (Mirapexin), quinagolide (Norprolac), ropinirole (Requip), lysuride, and apomorphine (Apo-go, Uprima).
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The first line of treatment nowadays is dopamine agonists. Augmentation is noted to develop in both co carbidopa and dopamine agonist, but more often with co-carbidopa.
Second-line agents include dopamine agonists (pramipexole, ropinirole, and bromocriptine) and monoamine oxidase type B (MAO-B) inhibitors (selegiline, rasagiline) (table (16,17)).
There is high-quality evidence that replacing hCG by GnRH agonists and moderate-quality evidence that antagonist protocols, dopamine agonists and mild stimulation reduce the occurrence of OHSS.
Notably, dopamine agonists accounted for 62.43% of expenditures on antiparkinsonian medicine.
Asymptomatic patients harboring microprolactinomas do not need to be prescribed dopamine agonists.3 Symptomatic prolactin-secreting microadenomas may be treated with bromocriptine or cabergoline before pregnancy, to lower prolactin levels, decrease tumour size, and restore gonadal function.
Researchers warn that dopamine agonists, which control tremors and other symptoms, can also result in impulse control disorders.
The most common therapies include levodopa, dopamine agonists and Monoamine Oxidase-B (MAO-B) inhibitors, with the choice of therapies dependent on patient symptoms and lifestyle.
Dantrolene can be combined with benzodiazepines or dopamine agonists, but it should not be co-administered with calcium channel blockers, as cardiovascular collapse can occur.
Dopamine agonists act as a substitute for dopamine and has a similar but milder effect compared with levodopa.
"Physicians who prescribe dopamine agonists should vigilantly monitor their patients, and ensure that patients, families, and caregivers are counseled about [this] risk," the investigators wrote.