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bromocriptine - orthostatic hypotension?

Discussion in 'Pharmacy' started by pleaseletmepass, Mar 22, 2007.

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    pleaseletmepass 2+ Year Member

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    I was hoping someone can help explain the mechanims why which bromocriptine causes orthostatic hypotension. Thanks!

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    pleaseletmepass 2+ Year Member

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    Nevermind, I found it. It can be explained by presynaptic inhibition of norepinephrine release by dopamine agonists, leading to a decrease in sympathetic tone.
     

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