What Is Rotigotine Used For?
Rotigotine is specifically designed to treat early or advanced stages of Parkinson's disease. Rotigotine is also used to relieve the symptoms of moderate-to-severe RLS. At this time, the medication is approved for use in adults only.
An Overview of Uses for RotigotineRotigotine (Neupro®) is a prescription medication approved to treat the following conditions:
Using Rotigotine for Parkinson's DiseaseParkinson's disease is a progressive neurological disorder that results from the loss of neurons in a region of the brain that controls movement. This creates a shortage of the brain-signaling chemical (neurotransmitter) known as dopamine, causing movement problems that are characteristic of Parkinson's disease. At this time, the exact cause of Parkinson's disease is unknown.
Although early symptoms of Parkinson's disease may be subtle, people will eventually develop a characteristic tremor (trembling or shaking) of a limb, especially when the body is at rest. As the disease progresses, existing symptoms may worsen and new symptoms may appear.
Depending on the severity of a person's symptoms, Parkinson's disease treatment can include:
- Medications (see Parkinson's Disease Medications)
- Lifestyle changes and support.
Rotigotine can be used alone or in combination with other Parkinson's medications, and is approved to treat both early and advanced forms of the disease.