Active ingredients: apomorphine
What it is used for
MOVAPO is indicated to reduce the number and severity of "off" phases in patients with Parkinson's disease severely disabled by motor fluctuations refractory to conventional therapy. Initiation of therapy with MOVAPO should be undertaken by 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
- Protect from Light
- Do not Freeze
- Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.
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Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A clear, colourless or almost colourless solution, practically 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