Neupro Patch Description:
Neupro patches (rotigotine) are medicine prescribed to control symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and primary restless legs syndrome (RLS).
These patches are used to treat early Parkinson’s disease symptoms like tremors and uncontrollable muscle movements and may be combined with other drugs or used alone. It is also used to treat RLS, a neurologic condition that causes discomfort in the legs by affecting sensation and movement.
Neupro Patch Classification:
This patch is a dopamine agonist that acts to reduce Parkinson’s disease symptoms by restoring the balance of a natural chemical (dopamine) in the brain. It exhibits some of the same actions as dopamine, a naturally-occurring neurotransmitter in the body. Parkinson’s disease is connected with low dopamine levels in the brain.
Neupro Patch Dosage:
This Patch Dose for Adult Standard for Parkinson’s Disease:
- Doses at first: 2 mg topically once daily.
- In advanced Parkinson’s disease, 4 mg topically once a day.
Neupro Patch Dose Adult Standard for RLS:
- Initial Dose: 1 mg topically once daily
- Maximum Dose: 3 mg/24 hours
- Apply the patch on hairless, clean skin. Avoid putting patches in places where they will be touched by tight garments. For around 30 seconds, press the patch firmly into place.
- Replace a new patch after 24 hours. Use the same skin area no more than twice in 14 days.
- If a patch falls off, replace it in a different body location and wear it for the rest of the day.
- The sealed pouch should not be opened until ready to use.
Neupro Side Effects:
- Significant skin discomfort that persists for hours after removing skin patch;
- Increased perspiration.
- Some Neupro Patch users fall asleep while doing routine activities like working, eating, or driving.
- While using this medicine, you may experience heightened sexual cravings, gambling, or other extreme urges.
- Do not stop using it without a doctor’s advice. Sudden stopping of medication may result in experiencing fever, muscle stiffness, or other symptoms. Dosage may probably be decreased gradually by your doctor.
Frequently Asked Questions:
-What is the recommended Neupro Patch Placement?
It is recommended to place the patch to a clean, dry, intact, and healthy skin area on your stomach, thigh, hip, flank, shoulder, or upper arm. Select a skin area that is not very oily, hairy, free of scars, cuts, or other skin irritation. Put each new patch on a different part of your body each time.
-Will I experience Neupro Patch Withdrawal if I stop using this?
Yes, it is possible to have withdrawal symptoms if you stop using this medication. You may experience unpleasant symptoms such as fever, disorientation, severe muscle stiffness, apathy, anxiety, depression, exhaustion, insomnia, sweating, and discomfort.