The clinical use of apomorphine in Parkinson's disease

J Neurol. 1992 Aug;239(7):389-93. doi: 10.1007/BF00812157.


Our 2-year experience in the therapeutic use of subcutaneous apomorphine has involved 25 patients with Parkinson's disease, 10 of whom continue to use it chronically. On the basis of this experience, we have formulated certain indications for its use, together with suggested approaches to modify patients' oral drug regimes so that apomorphine can best be deployed to improve their quality of life.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Apomorphine / administration & dosage*
  • Apomorphine / adverse effects
  • Drug Administration Schedule
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Injections, Subcutaneous
  • Levodopa / administration & dosage
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Parkinson Disease / drug therapy*
  • Patient Compliance


  • Levodopa
  • Apomorphine