Neurology/Parkinson

Nordic Infucare has more than 10 years of experience in providing pharmaceuticals and medical equipment for Parkinson disease.

Neurology focuses on diseases of the nervous system and of the muscles. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nerves.

Infucare concentrates on several chronic conditions in the field of neurology such as Parkinson disease.

About Parkinson disease:

PD is a chronic disorder of part of the brain. It mainly affects the way the brain co-ordinates the movements of the muscles in various parts of the body. PD is not usually inherited and it can affect anyone. However, inherited (genetic) factors may be important in the small number of people who develop PD before the age of 50.

3 common symptoms:

The brain cells and nerves affected in PD normally help to produce smooth, co-ordinated movements of muscles. Therefore, three common PD symptoms that gradually develop are:

  • Slowness of movement (bradykinesia). The diagnosis of PD may not become apparent unless other symptoms occur. 
  • Stiffness of muscles (rigidity) and muscles may feel more tense. Also, your arms do not tend to swing as much when you walk.
  • Shaking (tremor) is common, but does not always occur. It typically affects the fingers, thumbs, hands and arms but can affect other parts of the body.

The symptoms tend slowly to become worse. However, the speed in which symptoms become worse varies from person to person and it can take several years until it affects the daily life.

Apomorphine Treatment:

Although there is currently no cure for Parkinson disease, a range of drugs, treatments and therapies are available to manage the symptoms.

Apomorphine is a strong type of dopamine agonist. Dopamine agonist drugs act like dopamine to stimulate nerve cells. These nerve cells then control movement and other body functions, so this helps reduce Parkinson’s symptoms.

Unlike other dopamine agonist drugs, which are taken as tablets or patches, apomorphine is taken by injection or continuous infusion, using a pump. Infusion is when medication is delivered non-stop into your body using tubing with a needle at the end (called a cannula) that is inserted under the skin.

Ask your health care provider or contact us if you have any questions about Parkinson available treatments or apomorphine.