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Neupro Patches may be worn one at a time to deliver medication through the skin and into your bloodstream for 24 hours before having to change it. The active ingredient in Neupro Patches is called Rotigotine and it can help to reduce Parkinson’s symptoms such as tremors, stiffness, muscle spasms, and decreased muscle control. These symptoms can interfere with your ability to carry out your daily tasks and may necessitate assistance from an outside source.
Neupro Patches imitate the actions of a chemical in the brain called dopamine. People with Parkinson’s disease (PD) are known to have low levels of dopamine, a natural substance produced in the brain that is needed to control movement. Your movements become stiff and shaky and your gait may be slower as you feel unbalanced. There is no cure for PD, but Neupro Patches provide effective medication that decreases the symptoms by acting like dopamine.
Parkinson’s disease is an ongoing and progressive disease of the central nervous system. It is sometimes referred to as idiopathic Parkinson’s due to the fact that nobody knows what the exact cause of Parkinson’s disease is. As it progresses, medications such as Levodopa may not work as well, so Neupro Patches may be prescribed to use alone or with Levodopa to provide adequate control of your symptoms.
Neupro Patches also help decrease symptoms of restless leg syndrome (RLS). These include a crawly or burning sensation or a need to move your leg often. You may be advised to try lifestyle changes, such as reducing caffeine, sugar, alcohol, and smoking. Walking, swimming, or yoga may also help to alleviate RLS. If you find that restless leg syndrome symptoms are interfering with your sleep and daily activities, see your doctor about a prescription to buy Neupro Patches.
Tell your doctor about other medical conditions and allergies you have and provide a list of any Rx drugs or non-prescription medications you take, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so it can be determined if Neupro Patches are right for you.
Neupro Patches can cause drowsiness so you should avoid performing any task that could be unsafe if you are not alert. Do not apply a heating pad, electric blanket, direct sunlight, or heat lamp to the area of the Neupro Patch as it can cause too much medication to be absorbed. If you are scheduled for any dental or surgical procedures or an MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), advise your doctor, surgeon, or attending medical staff that you are wearing a Neupro Patch.