Dopamine Agonist Withdrawal Syndrome: Implications for Patient Care

@article{Nirenberg2013DopamineAW,
  title={Dopamine Agonist Withdrawal Syndrome: Implications for Patient Care},
  author={Melissa J. Nirenberg},
  journal={Drugs \& Aging},
  year={2013},
  volume={30},
  pages={587-592}
}
Dopamine agonists are effective treatments for a variety of indications, including Parkinson’s disease and restless legs syndrome, but may have serious side effects, such as orthostatic hypotension, hallucinations, and impulse control disorders (including pathological gambling, compulsive eating, compulsive shopping/buying, and hypersexuality). The most effective way to alleviate these side effects is to taper or discontinue dopamine agonist therapy. A subset of patients who taper a dopamine… 

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