Neupro (Rotigotine) – Product Information
Neupro is a prescription medication offered in the form of skin patches. It is made for Parkinson’s disease and for those that suffer from Restless Legs Syndrome . If you want to order this drug online, then give us a call or click our instant messaging tool in the bottom right of the screen. We have also created a “How to Order” page that contains every detail you should know about buying Neupro online.
Neupro is manufactured by UCB in Canada and we offer it in these doses: 1mg/24 hour, 2mg/24 hour, 3mg/24 hour, 4mg/24 hour, 6mg/24 hour and 8mg/24 hour. We also have Neupro available from the United Kingdom manufactured by UCB Pharma Ltd. There are 30 patches in a box, which typically will cover a month supply; therefore, 90 patches (3 boxes x 30 patches) is the typical 3-month supply ordered. At this moment we do not offer a Neupro coupon; however, be sure to check the coupon page for future updates. A generic alternative to Neupro is currently not available on the market. To discover more about this medicine as well as our affordable prices, click our Neupro dosage boxes shown above.
What is Neupro used for?
Neupro or rotigotine refers to skin patches that are designed for people with Parkinson’s disease. It treats symptoms like poor muscle control, muscle spasms, restless legs syndrome, stiffness, and tremors. It works the same way that dopamine does. Dopamine is a naturally occurring brain chemical and if its levels get low, the risk of having Parkinson’s disease increases.
How is Neupro dosage taken?
Neupro dosage depends on the condition you wish to treat. If you have Parkinson’s disease that is just starting, the right dosage is 2mg. The maximum dose allowed at this point is 6mg every 24 hours. Advanced Parkinson’s disease requires 4mg.
Apply the patch topically one time each day. The maximum amount you can use when having advanced illness is 8mg per 24 hours. There is also a maintenance dosage that entails increasing the amount weekly by 2mg once per day. The lowest amount you can apply effectively is 4mg in 24 hours. If you want to stop using Neupro based on our doctors recommendation, do it gradually. In other words, reduce your daily dosage by 2mg; you can also minimize the dose every other day until the withdrawal effects are over.
In case you are taking it to treat restless legs syndrome (RLS), then the initial dosage is 1mg in 24 hours. This is the lowest effective dose you can take and the maximum is 3mg every 24 hours. A maintenance dose should be weekly increments of not more than 1mg every twenty-four hours. If you want to discontinue use, then minimize by utmost 1mg every 24 hours or every other day.
If you miss a dose, or forget to change your patch on time, then do it the soonest you can remember. Wear your new patch until your next dosing moment comes. There is no need to alter your patch swapping schedule even when you have worn your skipped patch for less than a day. If you accidentally overdose, seek medical attention right away.
What are the common side effects of Neupro Patches?
As with other medicines for treating Parkinson’s disease, Neupro has side effects. The most prevalent ones are:
- Loss of appetite
- Nausea and vomiting
- Disturbed vision
- More sweating
- Swelling of feet or hands
- Quick weight gain
- Irritation such as redness, itching and swelling where the patch is attached.
What are the precautions of using Neupro?
When taking Neupro to treat Parkinson’s disease or Restless Legs Syndrome, take the following precautions:
- Avoid using Neupro skin patches if you know you are allergic to rotigotine.
- Don’t take it if you have a sulfite allergy. Neupro contains sodium metabisulfite, which some patients are allergic to.
- Let your physician know if you have serious conditions like high or low blood pressure, heart issues, or kidney disease.
- Take it with care if you have bipolar, schizophrenia or psychosis. Let your doctor know.
- Have your doctor know if you are pregnant or lactating.
- Avoid alcohol intake
- Don’t apply a patch to skin if you have moisturized it with a lotion or oil or apply it to irritated skin.
- Don’t drive or perform a dangerous activity.
- Keep your patches away from a heating pad, hot tub or sauna as heat can increase the drug’s absorption speed. This could cause harmful side effects.
The above information is an educational aid only. It is not intended as medical advice for individual conditions or treatments. Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before following any medical regimen to see if it is safe and effective for you.