Who should not take APOKYN?

The following conditions are contraindicated with this drug. Check with your physician if you have any of the following:

Conditions:

  • low amount of magnesium in the blood
  • low amount of potassium in the blood
  • psychotic disorder
  • alcoholism
  • alcohol intoxication
  • angina, a type of chest pain
  • coronary artery disease
  • torsades de pointes, a type of abnormal heart rhythm
  • slow heartbeat
  • prolonged QT interval on EKG
  • abnormal EKG with QT changes from birth
  • a disorder of the blood vessels of the brain
  • orthostatic hypotension, a form of low blood pressure
  • liver problems
  • priapism, a prolonged erection of the penis
  • drowsiness
  • a type of abnormal movement disorder called dyskinesia
  • susceptibility to nausea and vomiting
  • excessive nausea
  • excessive vomiting
  • chronic kidney disease stage 2 (mild)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3A (moderate)
  • chronic kidney disease stage 3B (moderate)

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