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Apomorphine

Also known as Britaject and Apokyn

Apomorphine (Apokyn, Ixense, Spontane, Uprima) is a non-selective dopamine agonist which activates both D1-like and D2-like receptors, with some preference for the latter subtypes. It is historically a morphine decomposition product by boiling with concentrated acid, hence the -morphine suffix. Apomorphine does not actually contain morphine or its skeleton, or bind to opioid receptors. The apo- prefix relates to it being an aporphine derivative.

Source: Wikipedia

Estimated Total Cost: $3140.54 for an average of 28 days supply

What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed apomorphine to treat blastomycosis, rabies, west nile virus, and pick disease.

What drug interactions are known?

Do not take apomorphine if you are taking any of the following:

Critical Interactions


Significant Interactions

What side effects are related?

Patients taking apomorphine most commonly experience side effects like sleepiness, coryza, and orthostatic hypotension.

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