Apokyn Solution For Injection 10Mg Drug Medication Dosage Information
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Apokyn: Solution for injection (10mg)

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What is this Medicine?

APOMORPHINE (a poe MOR feen) is used to treat 'off' episodes in advanced Parkinson's disease. These episodes affect your ability to move or perform tasks.

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Apokyn 10mg/ml Penfill Solution for Injection

NDC: 150540211
  • Prescription Required
  • Not a Controlled Drug
    (CSA Schedule)
  • FDA Approved




FDA approved for the following conditions:
Parkinson's Disease

Sometimes used for but not FDA approved for the following conditions:
Parkinsonism

Storage Information
Store at 77 degrees F; excursions permitted to 59-86 degrees F
Apokyn 10mg/ml Penfill Solution for Injection

Reported Side Effects for Apokyn 10mg/ml Penfill Solution for Injection

Priapism Incidence:
<1.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Itching Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Fainting Incidence:
2.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Suddenly Stopped Heart Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: EARLY
Heart Attack Incidence:
4.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Weakness Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Nervousness Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Joint Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Constipation Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Muscle And/Or Bone Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dehydration Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Bruise Incidence:
5.0-16.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Confusion Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Back Pain Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Shortness Of Breath Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Infection Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Depression Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Loose Stools Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Tired Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Headache Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Heart Failure Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: SEVERE
Onset: DELAYED
Excessive Sweating Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: DELAYED
Inability To Sleep Incidence:
>5.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Swelling Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Hallucinations Incidence:
10.0-14.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Fluid Retention Incidence:
10.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Postural Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
11.0-20.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Low Blood Pressure Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: RAPID
Lightheadedness Incidence:
11.0-20.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Vomiting Incidence:
11.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Chest Pain Incidence:
15.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: EARLY
Runny Nose Incidence:
20.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Dyskinesia Incidence:
24.0-35.0%*
Severity: MODERATE
Onset: DELAYED
Injection Site Reaction Incidence:
26.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: RAPID
Upset Stomach Incidence:
30.0-31.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Drowsiness Incidence:
35.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
Yawning Incidence:
40.0%*
Severity: MILD
Onset: EARLY
*This is an approximate aggregated range of reported side effects from clinical studies performed on this drug. Your experience with this drug may be different.
Daily Life Interactions for Apokyn 10mg/ml Penfill Solution for Injection

Elements of your daily lifestyle may have an effect on the medications you are taking. Drug interactions can result in unwanted side effects, reduce the effectiveness of your medicine or possibly increase the action of a particular medicine.

Major Lifestyle Interaction
Alcohol and Apokyn 10mg/ml Penfill Solution for Injection(Apomorphine Hydrochloride)
Alcohol and Apomorphine Hydrochloride(Apomorphine Hydrochloride)
You should avoid Alcoholic drinks while taking Apomorphine. Drinking alcohol greatly increases your risk of dizziness, fainting and falls from a serious drop in blood pressure, which could lead to injury.
Pregnancy & Lactation Information
FIRST Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

SECOND Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

THIRD Trimester

Class C - Animal studies have shown an adverse effect and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. OR No animal studies have been conducted and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.

Lactation

Avoid - This drug is known to cause harm to infants when taken by nursing mothers.


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