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The NEUPRO Transdermal Patch (Rotigotine) is a medicated patch used to treat Parkinson's disease and moderate-to-severe primary Restless Legs Syndrome. Parkinson's disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disorder that can cause tremors, slow movement, stiffness, and balance problems.
Restless Legs Syndrome is a disorder that causes you to want to move your legs. As a result of long-term RLS, you may feel unpleasant sensations such as aching, burning, itching, throbbing, or tugging.
NEUPRO Transdermal Patch (Rotigotine) is classified as a dopamine agonist.
For Parkinson's disease, NEUPRO Transdermal Patch (Rotigotine) dosages range from 2 mg/24 hours to 8 mg/24 hours.
For Restless Legs Syndrome, NEUPRO Transdermal Patch (Rotigotine) dosages range from 1 mg/24 hours to 3 mg/24 hours.
NEUPRO should be applied to clean, dry, and undamaged skin once a day. It should be held firmly in place for 30 seconds. The patch should not be placed where it could be rubbed by clothing. Do not place the patch on the same site of skin more than once every 14 days.
The active ingredient in the NEUPRO Transdermal Patch is rotigotine.
NEUPRO contains sodium metabisulfite which can cause allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to sulfite.
Falling asleep or drowsiness during daily activities may occur.
Hallucinations or psychosis may occur.
A symptomatic drop in blood pressure upon sitting or standing up may occur, especially during dosage increases. Fainting may also occur.
An increase in blood pressure or heart rate may occur.
If you experience compulsive behaviors, consider decreasing the dose or stopping NEUPRO.
You may experience a very high fever and confusion if you suddenly stop NEUPRO or decrease the dose.
If you experience any adverse effects while using the NEUPRO Transdermal Patch (Rotigotine), be sure to speak with your doctor. Common side effects of NEUPRO include:
You can buy NEUPRO Transdermal Patches online from a trusted retailer like Canada Pharmacy.