Which medications in the drug class Antiparkinson Agents, Dopamine Agonist are used in the treatment of Sleep Dysfunction in Women?

Updated: Jan 31, 2019
  • Author: Gila Hertz, PhD, ABSM; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Antiparkinson Agents, Dopamine Agonist

These agents may be effective for moderate to severe primary RLS. Neuropharmacologic evidence suggests that they have primary dopaminergic system involvement in RLS.

Ropinirole hydrochloride (Requip)

Ropinirole hydrochloride is a second-generation, nonergoline dopamine agonist that directly stimulates dopamine receptors in the brain. It has high specificity for the D3 receptor subtype. Ropinirole hydrochloride is taken at bedtime and is indicated for moderate to severe RLS.

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