There should be a minimum of eight hours
between doses of this medicine.
You should drink a small amount of water
before taking this medicine to help it to dissolve under the
tongue. The tablet should then be placed under the tongue
and allowed to dissolve. If any of the tablet remains after
20 minutes it may be swallowed.
This medicine may uncommonly cause fainting.
People normally experience warning symptoms of this, such as
nausea, vomiting, pallor, sweating, hot flushes and
dizziness or lightheadedness. If you experience these
symptoms, you should not attempt to stand up - lie down and
raise your legs until the symptoms pass.
This medicine may cause dizziness and
lightheadedness and because of this, you should not drive or
operate machinery for at least two hours after taking the
medicine, or until the symptoms pass.
If this medicine is taken with alcohol there
is an increased risk of a drop in blood pressure. In
addition, alcohol can impair sexual performance.
Use with caution in
History of drops in blood pressure when
moving from sitting to standing, which causes dizziness
Low blood pressure
Physical abnormality of the penis, such as
severe curvature, scarring or Peyronie's disease
high blood pressure (hypertension)
Not to be used in
Conditions in which sexual activity is not
advisable, for example severe heart disorders
Extremely low blood pressure (severe
who have recently had a heart attack
angina not controlled by medical treatment (severe unstable
This medicine should not be used if you are
allergic to one or any of its ingredients. Please inform your
doctor or pharmacist if you have previously experienced such an
If you feel you have experienced an allergic reaction, stop
using this medicine and inform your doctor or pharmacist
Certain medicines should
not be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding. However, other
medicines may be safely used in pregnancy or breastfeeding
providing the benefits to the mother outweigh the risks to the
unborn baby.Always inform your doctor if you are pregnant or
planning a pregnancy, before using any medicine.
Medicines and their possible side effects can
affect individual people in different ways. The following are
some of the side effects that are known to be associated with
this medicine. Because a side effect is stated here, it does not
mean that all people using this medicine will experience that or
any side effect.
effects listed above may not include all of the side effects
reported by the drug's manufacturer.
For more information about any other possible risks associated
with this medicine, please read the information provided with
the medicine or consult your doctor or pharmacist.
How can this medicine affect other medicines?
If apomorphine is taken with nitrate medicines
it may produce a drop in blood pressure resulting in dizziness.
Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following:
- glyceryl trinitrate
- isosorbide mononitrate
- isosorbide dinitrate
- amyl nitrate, also known as "poppers".
This medicine can be taken safely with the anti-sickness
medicines domperidone, ondansetron and prochlorperazine, but
other anti-sickness medicines are not recommended as they have
not been studied with this medicine.
This medicine should not be taken with other medicines that
increase dopamine activity in the brain and nervous system
(dopamine agonists), as this increases the chance of side
effects. These medicines include:
- certain treatments for Parkinson's disease, eg bromocriptine,
cabergoline, apomorphine, amantadine, levodopa, entacapone,
pergolide, lisuride, pramiprexole, ropinirole, selegiline.
This medicine should not be taken with medicines that decrease
dopamine activity in the brain and nervous system (dopamine
antagonists), as the effect of either medicine may be reduced.
Dopamine antagonists include:
- antipsychotic medicines.
If this medicine is taken with alcohol there is an increased
risk of a drop in blood pressure. In addition, alcohol can
impair sexual performance.