Study of Drug for (Maybe) Treating Augmentation

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Study of Drug for (Maybe) Treating Augmentation

Postby badnights » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:14 am

Those of you who've seen the March eFriends newsletter will have seen this, but I thought I would post it here because someone is finally looking at how to treat augmentation. I feel leery about messing with dopamine receptors to fix a problem caused by messing with dopamine receptors, but I'm very interested in what they find out.

Grant Awarded for Augmentation Treatment Testing


The RLS Foundation has awarded a $37,000 research grant for "Treatment of RLS Augmentation with Ecopipam, A D1 Specific Antagonist" to William G. Ondo, MD, of Houston Methodist Neurological Institute. This small clinical trial will evaluate the effectiveness of ecopipam in reversing the symptoms of augmentation, a common side effect of dopamine medications. Dr. Ondo is director of the RLS Quality Care Center at Houston Methodist, and a member of the RLS Foundation Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. Watch for more information on the study coming soon.
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Re: Study of Drug for (Maybe) Treating Augmentation

Postby Polar Bear » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:20 am

This is great news and an indication of the work done by the Foundation.
Pretty good that it is under the direction of Dr Ondo.
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Re: Study of Drug for (Maybe) Treating Augmentation

Postby Rustsmith » Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:05 pm

I sort of wish this had happened 2 years ago while I was one of Dr Ondo's patients and was augmented for the second time. I would have been a perfect candidate for the study and the results probably couldn't have been any worse than the year of augmentation that I ended up going through.
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