Which medications in the drug class Antiparkinson Agents, Dopamine Agonists are used in the treatment of Bipolar Disorder?

Updated: May 30, 2019
  • Author: Stephen Soreff, MD; Chief Editor: Glen L Xiong, MD  more...
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Antiparkinson Agents, Dopamine Agonists

Dopamine agonists are non-ergot agents that bind to D2 and D3 dopamine receptors in the striatum and substantia nigra.

Pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapex ER)

Pramipexole is used as add-on therapy for patients whose condition is refractory to combination therapy and have bipolar depression. Pramipexole is a non-ergot, full dopamine agonist that binds to D2 and D3 dopamine receptors.


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