Brand name: Apowok TM
Active ingredients: apomorphine
What it is used for
APOWOK Solution for Injection or Infusion is indicated to reduce the number and severity of off phases in patients with Parkinsons disease severely disabled by motor fluctuations refractory to conventional therapy. Initiation of therapy with apomorphine should be undertaken in a specialist unit in a hospital setting. Conventional therapy should be continued during on phases.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Subcutaneous. This medicine is injected, usually with a short needle or pen-like device, into the fat just beneath the skin.
- Store below 25 degrees Celsius
- Do not Refrigerate
- Do not Freeze
- Protect from Light
- Shelf lifetime is 36 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
The solution is clear and colourless to slightly yellow, sterile, free from visible particles
Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient apomorphine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems