Precautions and Warnings With Apomorphine
It is important to understand precautions and warnings with apomorphine before starting this medication. For example, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of your medical history, as apomorphine can make some conditions worse. Precautions and warnings with apomorphine also include potential drug interactions, possible allergic reactions, and the safety of using the medication when pregnant or breastfeeding.
Apomorphine: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking apomorphine hydrochloride (Apokyn®) if you have:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- A major psychotic disorder, such as schizophrenia
- 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
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.