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Apokyn Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is apomorphine (Apokyn)?
- What are the possible side effects of apomorphine (Apokyn)?
- What is the most important information I should know about apomorphine (Apokyn)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using apomorphine (Apokyn)?
- How should I use apomorphine (Apokyn)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Apokyn)?
- What happens if I overdose (Apokyn)?
- What should I avoid while using apomorphine (Apokyn)?
- What other drugs will affect apomorphine (Apokyn)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Apokyn)?
Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Apokyn)?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. Overdose symptoms may include nausea, extreme drowsiness, or fainting.
What should I avoid while using apomorphine (Apokyn)?
Apomorphine may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
Do not drink alcohol. It can further lower your blood pressure and may increase certain side effects of apomorphine.
What other drugs will affect apomorphine (Apokyn)?
Before using apomorphine, tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, sedatives, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by apomorphine.
Many drugs can interact with apomorphine. Below is just a partial list. Tell your doctor if you are using:
- arsenic trioxide (Trisenox);
- blood pressure medications;
- metoclopramide (Reglan);
- sildenafil (Viagra), tadalafil (Cialis), or vardenafil (Levitra);
- an antidepressant such as amitriptylline (Elavil, Vanatrip), clomipramine (Anafranil), or desipramine (Norpramin);
- anti-malaria medications such as chloroquine (Arelan), or mefloquine (Lariam);
- an antibiotic such as clarithromycin (Biaxin), erythromycin (E.E.S., EryPed, Ery-Tab, Erythrocin), levofloxacin (Levaquin), moxifloxacin (Avelox), or pentamidine (NebuPent, Pentam);
- heart rhythm medicine such as amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone), dofetilide (Tikosyn), disopyramide (Norpace), ibutilide (Corvert), procainamide (Pronestyl), propafenone (Rythmol), quinidine (Quin-G), or sotalol (Betapace);
- medicines to treat psychiatric disorders, such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), clozapine (FazaClo, Clozaril), haloperidol (Haldol), pimozide (Orap), thioridazine (Mellaril), thiothixene (Navane), or ziprasidone (Geodon);
- migraine headache medicine such as sumatriptan (Imitrex) or zolmitriptan (Zomig);
- narcotic medication such as methadone (Dolophine, Methadose); or
- nitrate medication, such as nitroglycerin (Nitro-Dur, Nitrolingual, Nitrostat, Transderm-Nitro, and others), isosorbide dinitrate (Dilatrate, Isordil, Isochron), or isosorbide mononitrate (Imdur, ISMO, Monoket).
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with apomorphine. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your doctor or pharmacist can provide more information about apomorphine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Apokyn Information
- Apokyn Drug Interactions Center: apomorphine subq
- Apokyn Side Effects Center
- Apokyn Overview including Precautions
- Apokyn FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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