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How can dopamine agonists help with treating Parkinson's disease?

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These drugs imitate the action of dopamine in your brain. Some examples are pramipexole (Mirapex), rotigotine (Neupro), and ropinirole (Requip). You can take them alone or with L-dopa to treat the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease.

SOURCES: 

Journal of the American Medical Association

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

National Parkinson Foundation. 

American Parkinson Disease Foundation. 

Parkinson's UK: "Wearing Off and Dyskinesia."

Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc.

FDA. "FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson’s disease."  

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 20, 2019

SOURCES: 

Journal of the American Medical Association

American Academy of Family Physicians. 

National Parkinson Foundation. 

American Parkinson Disease Foundation. 

Parkinson's UK: "Wearing Off and Dyskinesia."

Teva Pharmaceuticals Inc.

FDA. "FDA approves drug to treat Parkinson’s disease."  

Reviewed by Neil Lava on January 20, 2019

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