What is Apomorphine Pump?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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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 (dyskinesia) 2 0
Back pain 1 0
Excess saliva 1 0
Foot dystonia 1 0
General health 1 0
Numbness and tingling with pins and needles 1 0

Show all 9 reasons taken


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  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Dosages

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

Duration

Currently taking Apomorphine Pump

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1

Stopped taking Apomorphine Pump

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Apomorphine Pump after stopping:

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