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Apokyn Information

Apokyn Benefits & Uses

Apokyn is used to treat the following -

Apokyn Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

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Ingredients of Apokyn


Apokyn Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Apokyn is used -

  1. Dizziness Mild
  2. Hallucinations
  3. Agitation
  4. Confusion
  5. Headache Mild
  6. Angina Pectoris
  7. Orthostatic Hypotension (Sudden Lowering of Blood Pressure on Standing)
  8. Injection Site Allergic Reaction
  9. Nausea or vomiting
  10. Anxiety Mild
  11. Weakness

Apokyn Related Warnings

Is the use of Apokyn safe for pregnant women?

Apokyn may cause moderate side effects during pregnancy. If you feel its harmful effects, then stop taking this drug immediately, and do not take Apokyn again without your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Apokyn safe during breastfeeding?

If you are breastfeeding, you may experience some harmful effects of Apokyn. In case you experience any of these, discontinue its use until you have consulted your doctor. Do as your doctor suggests.


What is the effect of Apokyn on the Kidneys?

Apokyn is rarely harmful for [Organ].


What is the effect of Apokyn on the Liver?

There are no any side effects of Apokyn for [Organ].


What is the effect of Apokyn on the Heart?

Apokyn may have mild side effects on the [Organ]. Most people will never see any effect on the [Organ].


Severe Interaction of Apokyn with Other Drugs

Apokyn should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Apokyn Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Apokyn unless your doctor advises you to do so -

  1. Schizophrenia
  2. Suicidal Tendency
  3. Asthma
  4. Depression
  5. Heart Disease
  6. Diabetes
  7. Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  8. Kidney Disease

Frequently asked Questions about Apokyn

Is this Apokyn habit forming or addictive?

No, there is no any evidence that Apokyn is addictive.

Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?

You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Apokyn. So it is best to avoid driving.


Is it safe?

Yes, but take Apokyn only as per medical advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, in many cases, taking Apokyn can help with mental disorders.


Apokyn Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Apokyn

Taking Apokyn with food is safe.


Interaction between Alcohol and Apokyn

Consumption of alcohol and Apokyn together may have severe effects on your health.

This medicine data has been created by -
Md Saadullah
M.Pharma, Pharmacy
3 Years of Experience
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Vikas Chauhan
B.Pharma, Pharmacy
2 Years of Experience
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  1. KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 661
  2. US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Apokyn® (apomorphine hydrochloride)