(a poe MOR feen)
Created: 2006-10-13 10:43:49.0
Modified: 2010-03-19 13:19:47.0
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• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
How does it work?
• Apomorphine is used to treat a chemical imbalance in Parkinson's disease.
How is it best taken?
• This medicine is given as a shot into the fatty part of the skin.
• Your healthcare provider may teach you how to give the shot.
• Wash hands before and after use.
• Throw syringe away after single use. Do not reuse.
• Throw away needles in needle/sharp disposal box and return box to healthcare provider when full.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
Anti-Parkinson's Agent, Dopamine Agonist
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to apomorphine or any other part of this medicine.
• If you have a sulfite allergy, talk with healthcare provider.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
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What do I do if I miss a dose? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• This medicine is taken on an as needed basis.
• If medicine is stopped for more than one week, dose will need to be decreased.
What key warnings should I know about before taking this medicine?
• This medicine does not mix well with many medicines. Serious reactions may occur. Check all medicines with healthcare provider.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Follow up with healthcare provider.