What is Apomorphine Pump?

Category: Prescription Drugs


An apomorphine pump provides a constant steady supply of the dopamine agonist apomorphine. It can also be set to deliver a certain number of "bolus" or "booster" doses when needed. The pump injects apomorphine through a subcutaneous needle which must be moved daily.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Jerky movements 2 1
Back pain 1 0
Excess saliva 1 1
Foot dystonia 1 0
General health 1 0
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 1 1

Show all 9 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 1
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Apomorphine Pump

Side effect Patients
Nodule 1


Based on patients currently taking Apomorphine Pump

Dosage Patients
daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Apomorphine Pump

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Doctor's advice 1
Personal research 1
Side effects too severe 1
See 1 patient who's stopped taking Apomorphine Pump


Currently taking Apomorphine Pump

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1

Stopped taking Apomorphine Pump

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 0

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Apomorphine Pump after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Carbidopa-Levodopa (Sinemet) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Apomorphine Pump.