What is apomorphine?
It is a dopamine-like drug used in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease. It acts like dopamine on brain cells. It is administered by subcutaneous injection, not oral, and its effect starts as fast as 10-20 minutes.
In which patients is apomorphine suitable?
Despite the benefits of oral medications, advanced treatment modalities should be used in patients experiencing “wearing off” or dyskinesia (involuntary movements).
Apomorphine helps reduce the patients previously treated with levodopa and / or other dopamine agonists for Parkinson’s disease. In addition, the patient can quickly get from the “off” into the “on” condition.
How is apomorphine applied?
Apomorphine which was made for such special cases has two applications. The first one is the subcutaneous injection, which can be repeated within a day. It helps the patient to move again in a short time such as 5-10 minutes with an Apomorphine needle to be applied in “off” – situations where the patient is locked and left due to the ineffectiveness of the medicine he or she is using.
In the second variant Amorphine is continuously injected into the skin of patients with severe Parkinson’s disease using a portable pump, also helps to reduce the patient’s inactivity time and relieve symptoms. It ensures that the medicine can be given continuously throughout the day.