About Apomorphine

Apomorphine hydrochloride (Dacepton®, Dopaceptin®) is injected into the area under the skin (subcutaneously). Apomorphine hydrochloride belongs to a group of medicines known as dopamine agonists and is used to treat Parkinson’s disease and helps to reduce the amount of time spent in an ‘off’ or immobile state in people who have previously been treated for Parkinson’s disease with levodopa (another treatment for Parkinson‘s disease) and/or other dopamine agonists. Your doctor or nurse will help you to recognise the signs of when to use your medicine. Despite the name, apomorphine does not contain morphine.

Source: Patient Information Leaflet Dacepton® 10mg/ml Ampoule Solution for injection or infusion, Dacepton®/Dopaceptin® 5mg/ml Vial Solution for infusion, Dacepton® 10mg/ml Cartridge Solution for injection, in current version