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Re: Dopamine agonists and antagonists...used together?

Posted by SLS on August 15, 2020, at 13:32:44

In reply to Re: Dopamine agonists and antagonists...used together?, posted by undopaminergic on August 14, 2020, at 10:15:37

> > I'm just wondering if there are instances where dopamine agonists and antagonists might be used together in psychiatry? Mainly, I'm wondering if the blunted effect one might get from DA antagonists might be helped by adding in a DA agonist.
> >
> Yes, but it is pretty rare. When an agonist is added, it may be necessary to increase the dose of the antagonist, if there is an increase in "positive" symptoms (ie. psychosis).
> -undopaminergic

I think a partial DA agonist might be a better way to go.

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