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April 1980

Bromocriptine and CF 25-397 in the Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia

Author Affiliations

From the Experimental Therapeutics Branch, National Institute of Neurological and Communicative Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.

Arch Neurol. 1980;37(4):204-205. doi:10.1001/archneur.1980.00500530042004

• Dopamine agonist therapy using se lected drugs at particular dosage levels has been found to have therapeutic benefit in certain dyskinetic syndromes. Two ergot derivatives with dopamine agonist properties were administered at relatively low doses to eight neuroleptic-free schizophrenic patients with tardive dyskinesia. Neither agent significantly improved dyskinetic symptoms; no symptoms worsened. Dopamine agonists likely vary in their selective activation of functionally distinct dopamine receptors.

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