Which medications in the drug class Dopamine Agonists are used in the treatment of Glucose Intolerance?

Updated: Jun 28, 2019
  • Author: Samuel T Olatunbosun, MD, FACP, FACE; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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Dopamine Agonists

The exact mechanism is unclear. The dopamine receptor agonist is considered to increase CNS dopamine receptor activity to positively affect neuroendocrine metabolic control.

Bromocriptine (Cycloset)

Bromocriptine quick-release formulation (Cycloset) is the only bromocriptine product indicated for type 2 diabetes as an adjunct to diet and exercise to improve glycemic control. It is thought to increase dopamine receptor activity in the central nervous system, thereby positively affecting neuroendocrine metabolic control.


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