After 2 weeks of a low dosage of a dopamine agonist, I got OH - I suddenly became unable to stand for more than a few seconds without fainting. When this first occurred I actually did pass out as a result of attempting to remain standing. Needless to say, I immediately quit the dopamine agonist, but the OH has persisted. Appalling to go from being a vigorous active person, to disabled, literally overnight. I am hoping I will recover over time.
Has anyone else here experienced this outcome from taking a dopamine agonist? If so, your reply would be greatly appreciated.
There are numerous dopamine agonists and even more tradenames:
bromocriptine ( Parlodel, Cycloset, Brotin),
ropinirole (Requip, Repreve, Ronirol, Adartrel),
pramipexole (Mirapex, Mirapexin, Sifrol),
piribedil (Pronoran, Trivastal Retard, Trastal, Trivastan, Clarium.
apomorphine (Apokyn )
pergolide (Permax - withdrawn from US market)
All DAs cause OH archneur.jamanetwork.com/ar...
OH typical of DAs and not of other Parkinson's meds link.springer.com/article/1...
High frequency of drug-induced orthostatic hypotension specially related to dopamine agonists
Dopamine agonists tied for first place among ~100 other drugs suspected to cause OH
This dopamine agonist rapidly induced a fall in blood pressure