Table 4.

Dopamine agonist dose ranges*

DrugInitiating dose (mg)Usual dose range (mg/day)
* Dopamine agonists should be introduced at a low dose and gradually titrated to optimal clinical benefit over the course of several weeks to months.
Bromocriptine1.25 bid–tid7.5–40
Pergolide0.05 qd0.75–6
Pramipexole0.125 tid0.75–3
Ropinirole0.25 tid9–24
Cabergoline0.25 qd0.5–5
Lisuride0.2 qd1–2