The first line of therapy for PD is levodopa/carbidopa. I would like to know if apomorphine subcutaneous infusion (ApoGo pump) can be used as a stand alone treatment option for severe PD patients or it is also prescribed with levodopa/carbidopa medication.
Hi Jean/Ally, I am not considering it for myself. I am a researcher working to improve the quality of life of Parkinson’s disease patient. Apomorphine is given by subcutaneous injection to manage “off” episodes occurred during levodopa/carbidopa therapy. It is currently approved in Europe (ApoGo pen and ApoGo patch pump) and in US (Apokyn)
Hi Abhishek, While I am happy to hear that people are working to alleviate our symptoms, I am saddened that we still have no cure or any way to stop the progression of this disease. Thank you for your research work.
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