Apokyn

Active Ingredient(s): Apomorphine
FDA Approved: * April 20, 2004
Pharm Company: * VERNALIS
Category: Parkinsons

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".



Apokyn Overview

Apomorphine (brand names Apokyn, Ixense, Spontane, Uprima) is a type of aporphine having activity as a non-selective dopamine agonist which activates both D2-like and, to a much lesser extent, D1-like receptors.[1] It also acts as an antagonist of 5-HT2 and α-adrenergic receptors with high affinity. The compound is historically a morphine decomposition product made by boiling morphine with concentrated acid, hence the -morphine suffix. Apomorphine does not actually contai...

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My mother passed away in May and we have about 15 boxes of Apokyn left. It was so expensive and we are still making payments on it. Does anyone know of way to pass on the left over medicine and possibly recoup some of the money? ## Hi Jennifer, Sorry to hear about your mother's passing. I know it's not always easy to dump something that you originally paid good money for... but due to safety reasons, the FDA actually provides a specific set of guidelines on how to "properly" dispose of any unused portions of Rx medication. On their website they mention that some communities have what's called a "drug take-back program", in which they recommend contacting your local city/county household trash and recycling service to see if there's a safe location you can...

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Apomorphine
  • Injection: 10mg/ml, 20mg/2ml (10mg/ml), 30mg/3ml (10mg/ml)
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Apokyn: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 15054-0211 Apokyn 30 mg/3ml Subcutaneous Injection by Tercica, Inc.
  • 27505-004 Apokyn 30 mg/3ml Subcutaneous Injection by Us Worldmeds, LLC

Other drugs which contain Apomorphine or a similar ingredient: (3 results)

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