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What is Neupro /Rotigotine used for?

Neupro (Rotigotine) is used to treat symptoms of Parkinson's disease, also called shaking palsy. Neupro is a dopamine agonist that helps improve your muscle control and helps to reduce muscle stiffness to allow more natural movements of the body.

How should Neupro /Rotigotine be stored?

Store the Neupro patches at room temperature in a sealed container away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Neupro/Rotigotine ?

To use the skin patch, apply the patch right away after removing it from its protective pouch. Do not cut it or alter it in any way, and do not touch the adhesive surface of the patch. Apply the patch to a clean, dry, and healthy skin area on your stomach, thigh, hip, flank (side of the body between the ribs and pelvis), shoulder, or upper arm. Choose a non-oily, hairless area free of scars, cuts, burns or skin irritations. If you need to put the patch on a hair area, the area should be shaved at least 3 days before applying the patch. Avoid putting the patch on skin folds, under a waistband, or on areas where it could be rubbed by tight clothing. Press the patch firmly in place with your palm for around 20 or 30 seconds. Be sure there is good contact with the skin around the corners of the patch. The patch is waterproof and should stay in place during showers, baths, and swimming activities. If your patch falls off be sure to apply a new one as soon as possible. After 24 hours, remove the patch and choose a different place to apply a new patch. Do not put a patch in the same place for at least 2 weeks. Do not leave the patch on for more than 24 hours as it may lose effectiveness and irritate the skin. When removing a patch, fold it in half with the adhesive sides together and place it in its protective pouch or aluminum foil. Make sure you dispose it safely out of reach of children. For the best results, apply the patch at the same time every day. If you forget to change your patch at your usual time, remove the patch and put on a new one. After that, apply a fresh patch at the usual time on the next day. Do not use cream, lotion, powder, or any ointments on the skin where the patch is to be placed. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying and removing patches.

When should Neupro /Rotigotine not be taken?

Do not use this medication if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Neupro.

What precautions should I follow when taking Neupro /Rotigotine ?

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or become pregnant while using this medication. Do not breastfeed a baby while using Neupro without first consulting with your doctor. This medication may alter milk production and composition. Tell your doctor about any prescription and non prescription medication that you use, including over the counter drugs, dietary supplements, and herbal preparations. Some medicines can interact with Neupro. Tell your doctor if you have any of these medical problems before using Neupro: asthma, blood vessel disease, Dyskinesia, Edema, heart disease, hypo or hypertension, Melanoma, sleep disorders, or a sulfite allergy

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Neupro /Rotigotine ?

Discuss with your doctor about the use of your medicine with alcohol or tobacco. Using alcohol or tobacco with certain medicines can cause interactions and side effects to occur. Neupro may cause you to become dizzy or drowsy. Use caution when driving or doing anything that requires you to be alert. Dizziness, light headedness or fainting can occur if you get up too quickly from a lying position. Get up slowly to prevent this. If the problem persists or gets worse, check with your doctor. This patch contains aluminum which can cause skin burns when used during certain procedures such as having an MRI test or cardio version. To prevent skin burns, make sure you remove the patch before having these tests. Heat can cause too much of the medicine to pass through your skin. Do not expose the patch to direct sources of heat including heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, or direct sunlight. If you have a skin rash due to using the patch, do not expose the area to direct sunlight until it heals as this may cause your skin the change color.

When should Neupro /Rotigotine not be taken?

Seek emergency medical attention if you experience any of these signs of an allergic reaction: severe skin rash, hives, difficulty breathing, chest pain, and swelling of the mouth, lips, tongue, or throat. Call your doctor if any of these serious Neupro s

Less serious side effects include: Nausea, sleepiness or drowsiness, unusual tiredness or weakness, vomiting, acidic or sour stomach, belching, difficulty have a bowel movement, difficulty in moving, dreaming abnormally, dry mouth, feeling of constant mov

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