Talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking this drug if you have:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- A major psychotic disorder (such as schizophrenia)
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Heart problems of any kind
- Low blood potassium (hypokalemia) or low blood magnesium (hypomagnesemia)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Apokyn and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Apokyn and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Apomorphine to learn more, including information on who should not take the drug.)
The dosage that your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to apomorphine (you will take your first doses while under medical supervision)
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so.
(Click Apomorphine Dosage for more information.)