Rotigotine Transdermal Patch Information
Adults who have Parkinson's disease or restless legs syndrome (RLS) may receive a prescription medication called rotigotine (Neupro®). This medicine comes as a transdermal patch that is applied to the skin once daily. It is sold as a brand-name drug only; at this time, a generic version is not available.
Information on potential complications should be reviewed with your healthcare provider before beginning treatment, as this drug is associated with potentially serious problems. For example, some people who use these patches may experience psychotic problems, such as hallucinations, or significant changes in blood pressure. However, these reactions are rare. Some of the most common side effects of this drug include drowsiness, nausea, and vomiting.
(For more information, click Rotigotine. This article takes a closer look at this transdermal patch, including how it works, details on safety and effectiveness, what to do in cases of overdose, and more.)