15 patient evaluations for Rotigotine

Sep 2, 2015 (Started Jul 11, 2013)

  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Sep 2, 2014 (Started Jul 11, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (skin irritation under patch)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: secure patch adherence with an overpatch of Hypafix dressing retention by BSN
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Apr 14, 2015 (Started Sep 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: Since Neupro again became available in the US, I use it as prescribed, i.e., change patch daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: swelling in lower extremities, anxious mood

Jan 31, 2010 (Started Sep 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Mild (anxious mood, swelling in lower extremities)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: due to the cost, I change patches every other day instead of daily and still get the benefits I seek. After 4 weeks on the new dosage my calves & feet were very swollen, but it was mostly gone by the time I saw my neuro 01/28. He commented it was probably my body adjusting to the new dosage. I am also eating more - let's see if that cuts back? :)
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: swelling in lower extremities, anxious mood

Mar 11, 2009 (Started Sep 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (anxious mood)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It's the only dopamine agonist I can tolerate (Mirapex & Requip gave me unacceptable side effects). Re: not adhering to the dosing schedule, I cannot afford to use a Neupro patch for just one day, so I use a patch for 2-3 days with good relief. My only downside to Neupro is eating compulsively, but it's *much* better than either Mirapex or Requip.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: swelling in lower extremities, anxious mood

Aug 27, 2008 (Started Sep 05, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Pray Neupro patches become available again soon in the US.
Cost: $100-199 monthly
Side effects: swelling in lower extremities, anxious mood

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Aug 8, 2010 (Started Jul 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4 mg/24 hr Daily
Advice & Tips: i take the Neupro patch to fill the gaps or off periods that i got with Stalevo 3x per day just one hour before the next Stalevo. it works. i can do more and feel lots stronger so it supports and enforces the Stalevo to work better. they work well together. the one thing with Neupro is to know where to put the patch. it has to be a seperate place for 14 days. the first patch was 2mg but then i noticed the 4mg is bigger in size so it takes more space. also i have found to use 3M tegaderm to cover the patch to make sure it stays to the skin. the first day it let go in the corners and i happened to be in a hospital where they put the 3M tegaderm on top of it. works like a charm and no problems of the patch letting go. it also is water protecting.

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