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Apomorphine Information

Apomorphine Benefits & Uses

Apomorphine is used to treat the following -

Apomorphine 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 Apomorphine


Apomorphine Side Effects

Based on research, the following side effects have been observed when Apomorphine 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

Apomorphine Related Warnings

Is the use of Apomorphine safe for pregnant women?

Apomorphine can have harmful effects for pregnant women. If you experience anything like this, then discontinue Apomorphine and take your doctor's advice.


Is the use of Apomorphine safe during breastfeeding?

Apomorphine may lead to some side effects on breastfeeding women. If you feel any unwanted symptoms after taking Apomorphine, then do not take it again and call your doctor right away. Your doctor will tell you the best option for you.


What is the effect of Apomorphine on the Kidneys?

Apomorphine is rarely harmful for kidney.


What is the effect of Apomorphine on the Liver?

You can take Apomorphine without any fear of damage to liver.


What is the effect of Apomorphine on the Heart?

Very few cases of side effects of Apomorphine on heart have been reported.


Severe Interaction of Apomorphine with Other Drugs

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

Apomorphine Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Apomorphine 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 Apomorphine

Is this Apomorphine habit forming or addictive?

Forming a habit of Apomorphine has not been reported.

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

After taking Apomorphine you may feel sleepy. So it is not safe to undertake these activities.

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Is it safe?

Yes, but you should take Apomorphine only as per your doctor's advice.

Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise

Is it able to treat mental disorders?

Yes, Apomorphine is useful in treating mental disorders.

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Apomorphine Interactions with Food and Alcohol

Interaction between Food and Apomorphine

It is safe to take Apomorphine with food.


Interaction between Alcohol and Apomorphine

Consult your doctor before consuming alcohol while taking Apomorphine as it can have severe side effects.

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Md Saadullah
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Vikas Chauhan
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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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