Neupro Transdermal Patch and/or Equivalents
|Drug||Related Drug Names|
|Neupro Transdermal Patch 2mg/24hr and/or Equivalents||Neupro Transdermal Patch|
|Neupro Transdermal Patch 3mg/24hr and/or Equivalents||Neupro Transdermal Patch|
|Neupro Transdermal Patch 4mg/24hr and/or Equivalents||Neupro Transdermal Patch|
|Neupro Transdermal Patch 6mg/24hr and/or Equivalents||Neupro Transdermal Patch|
|Neupro Transdermal Patch 8mg/24hr and/or Equivalents||Neupro Transdermal Patch|
Neupro Transdermal Patch (rotigotine)
Neupro Transedermal Patch Description
Neupro Transdermal patches are used in the treatment of early symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, which is the uncontrollable movement of the muscles. Parkinson’s disease is caused by the substantial decrease in the levels of dopamine in the body, and is one of the motor system disorders. Tremor in hands, arms, jaws, lips, rigidity and stiffness of limbs, etc are the common symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Neupro, which is used in the early stages of Parkinson’s disease, points to monotherapy. Neupro is also used in stages of the disease where the effect of Levodopa wears-off.
Conditions treated by Neupro
Hampered body balance, trembling of hands, arms, jaws, etc are the initial symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, and can meddle with the daily activities of the patient if not treated at the right time. Currently Neupro is used to treat basically Parkinson’s disease, though your doctor might prescribe Neupro for other neurological ailments.
Neupro Dosage Information
a.) Typical Dosage Recommendation
Neupro has to be used only the way it has been prescribed for you; it is not healthy to apply more patches or leave it longer than it has been prescribed for you. Neuro patch can be applied on dry, clean, undamaged skin areas, like the stomach, upper arm, thighs, hip etc to state a few. It has to be kept in mind that Neupro can be applied only on hairless spots, so remind yourself to shave that part before applying it. The patch has to remain there for the prescribed time, so do not get it accidently removed. The spots where Neupro is applied has to be changed after a certain period of time. Repeatedly applying patches on the same spot can cause skin irritation, and other minor disturbances. The residue adhesive on your skin can be removed by baby oil, after thoroughly washing the area with soap and water. A course of Neupro should not abruptly be stopped, either. Slight improvement might tempt you to put an end to the medication, but this can have adverse effects on you, like fever, raised heartbeats, muscle stiffness, etc.
b) Missed A Dose
Do not apply extra patches if you have missed a dose. The wisest thing to do is going on with the schedule, if it is time for your next dosage. If you’ve been reminded on time about the dosage you missed, you might as well apply one, as long as it doesn’t meddle with the next dosage.
This is a situation highly unlikely to arise, since you would never apply more than one dose at a time. However, it is possible that you apply another one before taking off the other, in which case you should seek immediate medical attention.
Neupro Transdermal Patch Warnings
- Neupro contains rotigotine, silicone, and povidone. Do not apply Neupro if you are allergic to any of these.
- Rotigotine is also not to be used on patients who are asthmatic or epileptic.
- High blood pressure, heart disease, and a history of congestive heart failure, all make Neupro not suitable for you.
- Rotigotine has not been found to be harmful to unborn baby. However, it is always advisable to let your doctor know if you are pregnant or are planning to start a family soon.
- Rotigotine may mix with breast milk, which can harm the baby. Tell your doctor if you are breast feeding.
- Rotigotine causes a lot of drowsiness in people, which may result in you falling asleep pretty often. Refrain from driving, swimming etc.
- Take regular skin exams, to keep an eye on possible side-effects.
- The drowsiness caused by Rotigotine calls for extra precaution, even while performing day-to-day activities.
- Detection of side effects has to be immediately dealt with. Call your doctor as soon as you experience any of the following side-effects.
Neupro Side Effects
The general, most anticipated and most commonly found side effects are breathing difficulties, swelling of face, throat and lips. They are to be taken seriously, and seek medical attention as soon as possible. Other grave side effects include nausea, feeling light-headed, fainting etc. Neupro largely induces lethargy, which causes the patient to have blurred vision, numbness, low concentration and hallucinations, along with the increased sleepiness. Other side effects, which do not pose a threat as huge as the above, include weight gain, redness, itching, etc.
Drug Interactions with Neupro Transdermal Patch
Other sleeping pills, narcotic pain medicine etc, which bring on stupor should be avoided with Neupro, since they can raise the level of lethargy even further. It is advisable to inform your doctor about all other medications you are under, and your doctor can inform you about the harmful effects (if any), of them combining with Neupro.
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Notice: 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.