How it should be taken
It comes as a solution for injection, to be administered by a healthcare provider subcutaneously.
Dosage & When it is to be taken
SC: The recommended initial dose is 0.2ml(2mg), 3times/day.
Test dose is recommended.
When it is not to be taken (Contraindications)
Hypersensitivity and contraindicated when , co-administration with 5HT3 antagonist class (ondansetron, granisetron, dolasetron, palonosetron, and alosetron).
Why it is prescribed (Indications)
This medication is a non-selective dopamine agonist, prescribed for acute, intermittent treatment of hypomobility and loss of control of body movements such as muscle stiffness, slow movements, or trouble moving associated with advanced Parkinson's disease. In some cases this medication is used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction. The medication activates the dopamine receptors in the brain.
Category C :
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Warnings and Precautions
Caution should be exercised in patients with history of allergy, who are taking other medications, asthma, eye disease, fainting spells, irregular heartbeat, low blood pressure, mental illness, sleep disorder, stroke or mini-stroke, or other brain problems, sudden uncontrolled movements and falls, or heart, kidney, liver or lung disease, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
It may cause involuntary movement or worsening of the condition.
It may cause dizziness or drowsiness, do not drive a car or operate machinery while taking this medication and get up slowly from bed.
Should not drink alcohol while you are using apomorphine.
Store it at room temperature (25°C), and in an airtight container. Keep away from children.