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Neupro Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is rotigotine (Neupro)?
- What are the possible side effects of rotigotine (Neupro)?
- What is the most important information I should know about rotigotine (Neupro)?
- What should I discuss with my health care provider before using rotigotine (Neupro)?
- How should I use rotigotine (Neupro)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Neupro)?
- What happens if I overdose (Neupro)?
- What should I avoid while using rotigotine (Neupro)?
- What other drugs will affect rotigotine (Neupro)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Neupro)?
Apply a skin patch as soon as you remember. If it is almost time to apply your next patch, skip the missed dose and apply a patch at your next regularly scheduled time. Do not use extra patches to make up the missed dose.
If a skin patch falls off, try sticking it back on. You may use bandage tape around the edges to hold the patch in place.
What happens if I overdose (Neupro)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of rotigotine is not likely unless you wear more than one patch at a time, or if you forget to remove a patch before putting on a new one.
What should I avoid while using rotigotine (Neupro)?
Avoid touching your eyes after handling a rotigotine patch.
Do not use any cream, lotion, ointment, oil, or powder on the skin where you plan to apply a skin patch. The patch may not stick well to the skin.
Avoid applying heat to the skin where the patch is worn, because it may increase the amount of medicine your body absorbs. Heat sources include hot tubs, heating pads, heat lamps, saunas, heated water beds, and direct sunlight.
Rotigotine can cause side effects that may impair your thinking or reactions. Be careful if you drive or do anything that requires you to be awake and alert.
Avoid getting up too fast from a sitting or lying position, or you may feel dizzy. Get up slowly and steady yourself to prevent a fall.
What other drugs will affect rotigotine (Neupro)?
Tell your doctor if you regularly use other medicines that make you sleepy (such as cold or allergy medicine, narcotic pain medicine, sleeping pills, muscle relaxers, and medicine for seizures, depression, or anxiety). They can add to sleepiness caused by rotigotine.
There may be other drugs that can affect rotigotine. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about rotigotine.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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