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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 have some side effects during pregnancy. Pregnant women should discontinue the use of Apokyn, and talk to their doctor, if they notice any discomfort.


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 consult your doctor.


What is the effect of Apokyn on the Kidneys?

Very few cases of side effects of Apokyn on kidney have been reported.


What is the effect of Apokyn on the Liver?

Using Apokyn does not have any harmful effects on the liver.


What is the effect of Apokyn on the Heart?

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


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?

    Apokyn is not addictive in nature.


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

    After taking Apokyn you may feel sleepy. So it is not advised to perform these activities.


    Is it safe?

    Yes, Apokyn is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

    Is it able to treat mental disorders?

    Apokyn has been seen to have positive effect on patients with mental disorders.


    Apokyn Interactions with Food and Alcohol

    Interaction between Food and Apokyn

    You can take Apokyn with food.


    Interaction between Alcohol and Apokyn

    Consuming Apokyn with alcohol can have many serious effects on your body.

    This medicine data has been created by -
    Md Saadullah
    M.Pharma, Pharmacy
    3 Years of Experience
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    Dr. 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)
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