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Active ingredients: rotigotine
What it is used for
Parkinson's disease: Neupro is indicated as monotherapy, or in combination with levodopa, for the treatment of idiopathic Parkinson's disease from early stage to advanced disease. Restless Legs Syndrome: Neupro is indicated for the symptomatic treatment of moderate to severe idiopathic Restless Legs Syndrome in adults.
How to take it
The way to take this medicine is: Transdermal.
- Store below 30 degrees Celsius
- Shelf lifetime is 30 Months.
You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.
Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.
A thin, matrix-type patch that is square-shaped with rounded corners. The outside of the backing layer is tan coloured and imprinted with Neupro 6 mg/24 hr.
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Do I need a prescription?
This medicine is available from a pharmacist and requires a prescription. It is
Is this medicine subsidised?
This medicine was verified as being available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme) on April 1, 2021. To learn more about this subsidy, visit the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) website.
Pregnant or planning a pregnancy?
For the active ingredient rotigotine
You should seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist about taking this medicine. They can help you balance the risks and the benefits of this medicine during pregnancy.
For side effects, taking other medicines and more
Download consumer medicine information leaflet (pdf) from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) website
Reporting side effects
You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.
You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems
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