Category:Ergot-derived dopamine agonists/toxicity
- Ergot alkaloids are associated with fibrotic reactions, pleural effusions etc.
- The long term use of some of this class of drugs has also been associated with heart valve thickening and dysfunction perhaps explained by 5HT2B receptor stimulating properties. Pergolide and more recently cabergoline have been most strongly associated with this problem which will be monitored for in the entire class but may take years to become manifest.
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