Journal of Neural Transmission

, Volume 110, Issue 12, pp 1393-1400

Switching and combining dopamine agonists

  • H. ReichmannAffiliated withDepartment of Neurology, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • , B. HertingAffiliated withDepartment of Neurology, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • , A. MïllerAffiliated withDepartment of Neurology, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • , U. SommerAffiliated withDepartment of Neurology, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany

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Summary.

Switching from one dopamine agonist to another is common practice in the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s disease. This paper describes some ideas on the most practical way to perform switching. In addition, it describes the possibilities of combining various dopamine agonists and discusses pros and cons for doing so.

Keywords: Parkinson’s disease, dopamine agonists, treatment, combination of dopamine agonists, switching of dopamine agonists.