Serious Impulse Control Disorders With Dopamine Agonists

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

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Alanna M. is a graduate of Pace University.

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