Dopamine Agonists


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Dopamine agonists are the most common form of medication used for Restless Legs Syndrome. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that regulates the movement of muscles and this medication increases the Dopamine levels, as low levels are thought to cause restless legs syndrome. It is also a drug that is used to treat Parkinson’s disease. The use of the drug to treat restless legs syndrome is thought to be a long-acting medication and very helpful if you are suffering from the disorder. There are some side-effects to taking the drug, e.g. nausea, however your doctor will go through these with you. Your doctor will supply you with these dopamine agonists and administer the correct dosage depending on the severity of the disorder.