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Parkinson's Disease

AGONIST SIDE EFFECTS

05/14/2001

Question:

PERMAX..... 6mg.daily.... apparently caused hypersexuality. Would changing to another agonist e.g. Mirapex be likely to cause the same side effects?

Answer:

All dopamine agonists can have this effect. However, you may get significant control of your symptoms on a relatively lower dosage of a different agonist. Thus you may benefit by switching.

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Response by:

Arif Dalvi, MD
Assistant Professor
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati