A dopamine agonist drug, used to treat Parkinson's, which is administered by subcutaneous (under the skin) injection or infusion pump. Other administration methods such as nasal (via the nose), sublingual (under the tongue).
dopamine agonist given as a continuous subcutaneous infusion or as a subcutaneous injection. Apomorphine is used to alleviate the symptoms of severe PD that is responding poorly to levodopa. It is of particular benefit in patients with PD that experience ‘off’-times that last more than 30 minutes as it reverses symptoms within 10-15 minutes
Apomorphine is a type of dopaminergic agonist, a morphine derivative. Apomorphine is a relatively non-selective dopamine receptor agonist, having possible slightly higher affinity for D2-like dopamine receptors.