Posted by djmmm on March 3, 2003, at 17:32:14
In reply to Re: Dopamine agonists » Michael Bell, posted by daizy on March 3, 2003, at 10:10:41
To clear something up...There is a difference between agonists/antagonists and reuptake blockers.
effexor is not a dopamine agonist...in fact, the only dopamine agonists available, are used for Parkinsons...some include Bromocriptine, pergolide, pramipexole, ropinirole, piribedil, Levodopa, Amantadine, Lisuride.
MAOIs can act as indirect agonists, because the increase in tyramine acts as a norepinephrine agonist (increase in blood pressure)
Effexor has little effect on dopamine...it is primarily an serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake blocker.
any drug that effects GABA will likely calm you down.