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NEUPRO
Parkinsonism
Restless legs syndrome
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Drug Name:

NEUPRO Rx

Generic Name and Formulations:
Rotigotine 1mg/24hours, 2mg/24hours, 3mg/24hours, 4mg/24hours, 6mg/24hours, 8mg/24hours; transdermal patch; contains sulfite.

Company:
UCB Inc.



Therapeutic Use:

Indications for NEUPRO:

Idiopathic Parkinson's disease.

Adult Dose for NEUPRO:

Apply to clean, dry, intact skin on abdomen, thigh, hip, flank, shoulder, or upper arm. Early-stage: initially 2mg/24hrs patch once daily; may increase weekly by 2mg/24hrs if needed; max 6mg/24hrs once daily. Advanced-stage: initially 4mg/24hrs patch once daily; may increase weekly by 2mg/24hrs if needed; max 8mg/24hrs once daily. Rotate application site (allow 14 days before reapplying to same site). Shave site at least 3 days before application if hairy. Avoid abrupt cessation; reduce by 2mg/24hrs every other day.

Children's Dose for NEUPRO:

Not established.

Pharmacological Class:

Dopamine agonist (non-ergot).

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid external heat sources. Remove patch before cardioversion, MRI. Sleep disorders; consider discontinuing if excessive daytime sleepiness or falling asleep during activities occurs. Psychotic disorder. Increased risk of symptomatic hypotension; monitor BP esp. during dose adjustments. Cardiovascular disease. Conditions aggravated by fluid retention (eg, CHF, renal insufficiency). Asthma. Pre-existing dyskinesia. Severe hepatic impairment. Monitor for melanoma. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Caution with concomitant alcohol, sedating drugs or other CNS depressants (eg, benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, antidepressants). May be antagonized by metoclopramide, antipsychotics.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, vomiting, somnolence (may be sudden), application site reactions, dizziness, anorexia, hyperhidrosis, insomnia, peripheral edema, dyskinesia; orthostatic hypotension, syncope, hallucinations, psychotic-like behavior, intense urges/compulsions, hypertension, heart rate elevation.

Metabolism:

Hepatic.

Elimination:

Renal, fecal.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Patches—30

NEUPRO

  • 4mg patchs (Qty:30)
  • appx. price $513.00
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Indications for NEUPRO:

Restless legs syndrome (RLS).

Adult Dose for NEUPRO:

Apply to clean, dry, intact skin on abdomen, thigh, hip, flank, shoulder, or upper arm. Initially 1mg/24hrs patch once daily; may increase weekly by 1mg/24hrs if needed; max 3mg/24hrs once daily. Rotate application site (allow 14 days before reapplying to same site). Shave site at least 3 days before application if hairy. Avoid abrupt cessation; reduce by 1mg/24hrs every other day.

Children's Dose for NEUPRO:

Not established.

Pharmacological Class:

Dopamine agonist (non-ergot).

Warnings/Precautions:

Avoid external heat sources. Remove patch before cardioversion, MRI. Sleep disorders; consider discontinuing if excessive daytime sleepiness or falling asleep during activities occurs. Psychotic disorder. Increased risk of symptomatic hypotension; monitor BP esp. during dose adjustments. Cardiovascular disease. Conditions aggravated by fluid retention (eg, CHF, renal insufficiency). Asthma. Pre-existing dyskinesia. Severe hepatic impairment. Monitor for melanoma. Pregnancy (Cat.C). Nursing mothers: not recommended.

Interactions:

Caution with concomitant alcohol, sedating drugs or other CNS depressants (eg, benzodiazepines, antipsychotics, antidepressants). May be antagonized by metoclopramide, antipsychotics.

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, vomiting, somnolence (may be sudden), application site reactions, headache, dizziness, anorexia, hyperhidrosis, insomnia, peripheral edema, dyskinesia; orthostatic hypotension, syncope, hallucinations, psychotic-like behavior, intense urges/compulsions, hypertension, heart rate elevation, augmentation/rebound of RLS symptoms.

Metabolism:

Hepatic.

Elimination:

Renal, fecal.

Generic Availability:

NO

How Supplied:

Patches—30

NEUPRO

  • 4mg patchs (Qty:30)
  • appx. price $513.00
GoodRx

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