What dosage is recommended for the introduction of a dopamine agonist in the treatment of Parkinson disease (PD)?

Updated: Jan 24, 2019
  • Author: Robert A Hauser, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Answer

When introducing a dopamine agonist, it is important to start at a low dose and escalate slowly. The dose should be titrated upward until symptoms are controlled, the maximum dose is reached, or adverse effects emerge.


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