Chemical formula: C₁₇H₁₇NO₂  Molecular mass: 267.322 g/mol  PubChem compound: 6005

Therapeutic indications

Apomorphine is indicated for:

Treatment of motor fluctuations ("on-off" phenomena) in patients with Parkinson's disease

Population group: only adults (18 years old or older)

Apomorphine is indicated for the treatment of motor fluctuations (‘on-off’ phenomena) in patients with Parkinson’s disease which are not sufficiently controlled by oral anti-Parkinson medication.

For this indication, competent medicine agencies globally authorize below treatments (click for details):


Apomorphine is contraindicated in the following cases:

Respiratory depression, dementia, psychotic diseases, hepatic insufficiency

at least one of
Decreased respiratory function
Respiratory insufficiency
Psychotic disorder
Hepatic insufficiency

Levodopa, severe dyskinesia or dystonia

at least one of
Diurnal dystonia

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