What is Neupro?
Neupro patches contain rotigotine, a substance that stimulates the dopamine receptors in the brains and thus helps to improve the muscle control. This can have a beneficial effect on symptoms associated with the Restless Legs Syndrome. The active ingredient in the patch is absorbed through the skin into the body. Neupro can be ordered online through the pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com.
What is this medications used for?
Doctors prescribe Neupro patches against the Restless Legs Syndrome. This condition causes itching, tingling or pain in the legs. Because the symptoms disappear when the legs are moved, this phenomenon is called Restless Legs Syndrome. The condition is not serious, but it often causes sleep problems because the symptoms usually occur during the evening and night. Neupro reduces symptoms of the Restless Legs Syndrome, thus allowing a good night's sleep again. Neupro patches are also sometimes prescribed against Parkinson's disease.
How to use Neupro?
Always apply the patch on a clean, dry skin. For example, you can use the patch on your upper arm, thigh, abdomen or shoulder. After 24 hours, remove the old patch and apply a new one. Do not apply the new patch on exactly the same spot, but pick another part of skin to avoid irritation. You can still shower, bathe and exercise: the patch does not let go easily. However, if this should happen anyway, apply a new patch. The leaflet states exactly how to get the patch out of the package and apply it onto the skin. Follow these instructions carefully.
The pharmacies working together with Dokteronline.com offer Neupro online in various strengths. A doctor will determine which type of patch to use. The usual starting dose for the treatment of Restless Legs Syndrome is as follows:
- Adults: once a day apply one 1 mg patch.
Usually, the dose is increased after a week. A doctor will then prescribe a patch with a different strength. A different dosage may be necessary for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Read the instructions before use.
You may experience side effects during your treatment with Neupro. These symptoms may be:
- Skin irritation in places where the patch is applied;
- Sleeping Disorders.
A complete list of the side effects is listed in the leaflet. If you suffer from side effects, please contact a doctor .
When is it best not to use this medication?
Neupro is not a suitable medication for everyone. Do not use these patches if you :
- are hypersensitive to rotigotine or any of the other excipients used.
If you have problems with your blood, liver, eyesight or if you suffer from any other health problems, please talk to a doctor about the use of Neupro. When ordering, please mention any other medications you are taking. Some medicines should not be combined with Neupro.
Pregnancy / driving / alcohol
Do not use Neupro patches if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
The side effects of Neupro can affect your reactions. Do not participate in traffic if you suffer from symptoms such as drowsiness or dizziness.
Consult with a doctor about the intake of alcohol during the use of Neupro.