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a morphine derivative that is not as strong as morphine

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Apokyn, which has orphan drug status, will be commercially available in July, with distribution to be handled through a specialty pharmacy network, according to a spokesperson for Mylan Laboratories Inc.
An alternative to Apokyn in approaching the problem of off episodes is rasagiline, a potent once-daily second-generation MAO type-B inhibitor.
An alternative to Apokyn in approaching the problem of off episodes is rasagiline, a potent once-daily second-generation MAO type-B inhibitor that reduces the frequency of such episodes by blocking dopamine breakdown, although it's not useful as rescue therapy during an episode.
Side effects more common with Apokyn were yawning, dizziness, nausea, sleepiness, and dyskinesias, all of which were mostly mild to moderate in intensity.