Generic Name:Apomorphine hydrochloride

Uprima is a prescribed medication to be used among men who have a problem of impotence or erectile dysfunction. Uprima sublingual tablets contain the active ingredient Apomorphine hydrochloride, which is a type of medicine known as a dopamine agonist. It works by enhancing the nerve signals that cause an erection. Uprima works by enhancing the nerve signals that are sent from the brain to the penis during sexual stimulation. Uprima enhances the action of dopamine in producing an erection; it will only work once sexual stimulation has occurred. It does not increase sex-drive (libido) and is not an aphrodisiac. The sublingual tablet dissolves under the tongue, where it immediately enters the bloodstream, causing an erection in most sexually stimulated men in about 20 minutes. This medicine is found in form of tablet and injection both.

How to Use Uprima Tablets

  • There should be a minimum of eight hours between doses of this medicine.
  • Uprima is injected under the skin. Do not inject this medicine into a vein. Measuring your Uprima dose correctly is extremely important. If you use an injector pen with your, medication then it is measured in milliliters (mL) marked on the pen.
  • You should drink a small amount of water before taking this medicine to help it to dissolve under the tongue. The tablet form should then be placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve. If any of the tablets remains after 20 minutes it may be swallowed.

Cautions before Use Uprima Tablets

  • This medicine may uncommonly cause fainting. People normally experience warning symptoms of this, such as nausea, vomiting, pallor, sweating, hot flushes and dizziness or lightheadedness
  • This medicine may cause dizziness and lightheadedness. For this reason you should not drive or operate machinery for at least two hours after taking the medicine, or until any symptoms pass.
  • People suffering from kidney or liver diseases should not take this medicine.
  • Children and elderly people are restricted from using Uprima.
  • Those patients who have a medical history of heart problems cannot take this medicine.
  • People suffering from hypertension or low blood pressure cannot take this medication.

Uprima Tablets Side Effects

The side effects which may arise due to the usage of Uprima are as follows:

  • Sweating
  • Mouth ulcers
  • Dizziness
  • Inflammation of the throat (pharyngitis)
  • Flushing
  • Alteration in taste
  • Yawning
  • Sleepiness (somnolence)
  • Inflammation of the lining of the nose (rhinitis) causing a blocked or runny nose
  • Cough
  • Fainting (syncope)
  • Pain

Interactions and Overdose of Uprima Tablets

This medicine may react with certain treatments for Parkinson’s disease, such as bromocriptine, cabergoline, apomorphine, amantadine, levodopa, entacapone, pergolide, lisuride, pramiprexole, ropinirole, selegiline, quinagolide, any antipsychotic medicines, nitrates and alcohol. It is recommended that Uprima should not be taken with other treatments for erectile dysfunction such as Cialis.

Overdose symptoms of this medicine may include nausea, extreme drowsiness, or fainting. In these situations people should take proper medical support.


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