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Before starting treatment with Apokyn, warnings and precautions should be reviewed with your healthcare provider. You may not be able to safely take Apokyn if you have certain health conditions, such as heart problems, asthma, or liver disease. Also, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other medications you are taking (including vitamins and supplements). Other Apokyn precautions and warnings include possible allergic reactions and the safety of using the drug while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Apokyn: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Apokyn® (apomorphine hydrochloride) if you have:
- Low blood pressure (hypotension)
- Liver disease, such as liver failure, cirrhosis, or hepatitis
- Kidney disease, such as kidney failure (renal failure)
- An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
- A slow heart rate (bradycardia)
- Heart problems of any kind
- A major psychotic disorder, such as schizophrenia
- Low blood potassium (hypokalemia) or low blood magnesium (hypomagnesemia)
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.