Serious Impulse Control Disorders With Dopamine Agonists

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Researchers have again linked pathologic gambling, compulsive shopping, and other impulse control disorders with dopamine receptor agonist drugs, such as pramipexole and ropinirole. The study used adverse drug event reports entered into the US Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System database from 2003 to 2012. Dopamine receptor agonist drugs were involved in 44.9% of the reported impulse control disorder events. Via Medscape. Posted October 21, 2014.

–Alanna McCatty


Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty

Alanna McCatty is founder and CEO of McCatty Scholars, an organization that devises and implements financial literacy programs for students to combat the nationwide issue of the loss of educational opportunity due to the ramifications of burdensome student debt. At MedShadow, she reports on new findings and research on the side effects of prescription drugs. She is a graduate of Pace University.


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