For answers to common questions about treatment with Apomine®, click on the links below.
ANSSER nurses can provide support for patients and carers over the phone, in hospital, or at home.
Call 1800 276 646 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for a qualified registered nurse trained in Parkinson’s disease to conduct or manage:
The D-mine® Pump comes with two rechargeable batteries that are charged by the docking station when it is plugged into mains power. The battery in the pump will recharge when the pump is placed in the docking station. To charge the spare battery, slide it into the docking station until it clicks into place.
To change the rechargeable battery, follow these steps:
1. Stop drug delivery
2. Press and hold the battery release button on the back of the pump and remove the battery from the battery compartment
3. Remove the charged spare battery from the docking station and insert it into the battery compartment
4. Once the pump switches back on, select the reservoir and restart drug delivery
Keeping a daily record of your symptoms is important to effectively manage your Parkinson’s disease.
This Patient On-Off Diary provides a simple way to track:
Side effects that may occur with Apomine® include lumps under the skin, rashes, or ulcers at the injection site, which are sore, troublesome, and may be red and itchy. Talk to your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you notice any of these and it worries you. These effects are usually mild and short-lived.
This Skin Management leaflet provides advice and tips for helping to minimise or prevent these skin reactions, including:
When travelling, people who use Apomine® can carry an information letter that explains that they self-administer an injectable medicine for treating Parkinson’s disease, as well as describing the equipment that is needed to administer the Apomine®.
Talk to your ANSSER nurse if you require help completing any of the details in this Travel Information Letter.
A Medical Emergency Card is useful to quickly and easily give medical or emergency workers information about your Apomine® treatment.
Complete this Medical Emergency Card and carry it with you at all times. Talk to your ANSSER nurse if you require help completing any of the details.
Here are some of the organisations and websites where you can find information and resources about living with Parkinson’s disease and managing a chronic disease. Click on the links below to learn more.
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