About Apomorphine:

ApomorphineApomorphine is a non-ergoline dopamine D2 agonist to treat hypomobility associated with Parkinson’s. It derives from a hydrite of an aporphine.  It is a dopamine agonist, which means it imitates the effects of dopamine in the brain. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control movement. In people with Parkinson’s disease, dopamine levels are low, leading to symptoms such as stiffness, tremors, and difficulty moving.


Apomorphine is normally used in people with advanced Parkinson’s disease who are not getting adequate relief from other medications, such as levodopa. It’s normally given as an injection under the skin or as a tablet that is placed under the tongue.

Here are some of the things that Apomorphine can be used for:

To treat “off” episodes, which are periods of time when people with Parkinson’s disease feel a sudden deterioration of their symptoms.

To reduce the quantity of levodopa that people with Parkinson’s disease require to take.

To progress the quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Side effects:

  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. Drowsiness
  3. Dizziness
  4. Low blood pressure
  5. Hallucinations

It is important to talk to your health practitioner about the risks and benefits of Apomorphine before consuming it.

Additional facts:

Apomorphine was first synthesized in 1845 and used in Parkinson’s disease in 1884 first time. It has also been investigated as a sedative, an emetic, a treatment for alcoholism, and a treatment of other movement disorders. Apomorphine was granted FDA approval on 20 / 04/ 2004.

It was first isolated from opium in 1831, and was not used as a medication until the 1960s. Presently it is available in many countries around the world.