APOMORPHIA. (Apomorphia – apo, from; morphia.).
Apomorphia is an alkaloid formed from the decomposition of morphine with hydrochloric acid. Hypodermically 1-20 to 1-16 of a grain is used where prompt vomiting is necessary, as in a case o poisoning.
Do not use it in opium poisoning, not only because it is derived from morphine, but also because it will not work in a condition of narcosis, or failure to respond to a stimulus, as its action is on the brain and the vomiting is a reflex action.
Our pathogenetic symptoms are mostly the result of hypodermic injections of the drug and violent vomiting, without previous, nausea, is the keynote.
It has cured the vomiting of food and palliated the vomiting of pregnancy (153) or of uterine displacement or tumors.
The 3rd or 6th has been used with success for seasickness (165), and Dr. W. W. Blackman has found it of value as a prophylactic, and to taken for two days previous to beginning the voyage.
I have used Apomorphia 6th.