Apomorphine therapy in parkinson's disease: A review

Ihtsham Ul Haq, Peter A. Lewitt, Hubert H. Fernandez

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Abstract

Motor fluctuations are common and distressing for patients with advanced Parkinson's disease. Subcutaneous apomorphine injections can be an extremely valuable adjunctive therapy. in this review, the authors discuss the history, pharmacology, efficacy, safety and proper administration of apomorphine for treating 'off' states in Parkinson's disease, with a focus on intermittent subcutaneous administration.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2799-2809
Number of pages11
JournalExpert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
Volume8
Issue number16
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Apomorphine
  • Motor fluctuation
  • Parkinson's disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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