Apomorphine

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Apomorphine is an emetic agent, frequently used for induction of vomiting.

This drug is widely used for stomach emptying following organophosphate toxicity, ingestion of rodenticides and tremorgenic mycotoxicosis.

The drug is often given as a subcutaneous injection or applied to the subconjunctival space[1], where emesis occurs usually within 5 minutes[2].

References

  1. Cote DD et al (2008) Safety and efficacy of an ocular insert for apomorphine-induced emesis in dogs. Am J Vet Res 69(10):1360-1365
  2. Khan SA et al (2012) Effectiveness and adverse effects of the use of apomorphine and 3% hydrogen peroxide solution to induce emesis in dogs. J Am Vet Med Assoc 241(9):1179-1184