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Letters To the Editor

Cardiopulmonary Complications of Ergot-Derivative Dopamine Agonists

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Sir: We read with interest the study by Cavallaro et al.1 that evaluated the usefulness of cabergoline in treating risperidoneinduced hyperprolactinemia. The authors of this small, 8-week study concluded that low-dose cabergoline is a safe and effective treatment for many patients with risperidone-induced hyperprolactinemia. We are concerned, however, about reports linking the ergot-derivative dopamine agonists with cardiopulmonary disease.


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Volume: 65

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