Apomorphine hydrochloride (Dacepton®) is injected into the area under the skin (subcutaneously). Apomorphine belongs to a group of medicines known as dopamine agonists and is used to treat Parkinson’s diseases.  

Apomorphine helps to reduce the amount of time spent in an immobile state in people who have previously been treated for Parkinson’s disease with levodopa (another treatment for Parkinson‘s disease) and/or other dopamine agonists. 

Your doctor or nurse will help you to recognise the signs of when to use your medicine. Despite the name, apomorphine does not contain morphine.

Source: Patient Information Leaflet - Dacepton® 5 mg/ml solution for infusion (https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9632.pdf) and Patient Information Leaflet - Dacepton® 10 mg/ml solution for injection in cartridge (https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.9650.pdf)