Drug InteractionsThis product can potentially interact with a number of other medicines (see Drug Interactions With Apomorphine).
- A loss of consciousness
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia).
If you happen to take too much of this medication, seek immediate medical attention.
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How Should It Be Stored?Apomorphine should be stored at room temperature, away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children. Once you have started using an apomorphine cartridge, it must be used up or thrown away within seven days.
How Does Apomorphine Work?
Apomorphine is classified as a dopamine agonist. This means that it works much like dopamine, a naturally occurring brain chemical. Apomorphine binds to dopamine receptors and stimulates them, much like natural dopamine.
A dopamine deficiency (caused by a loss of dopamine-producing cells) in certain parts of the brain may be responsible for many of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Because this medication acts much like natural dopamine, it can help relieve Parkinson's symptoms.
Despite the name of its active ingredient (apomorphine), apomorphine does not bind to morphine receptors and does not act like morphine.