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Generic: rotigotine
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It is used to control the signs and symptoms of Parkinson's disease or restless legs syndrome.
               



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What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • alcohol
  • droperidol
  • haloperidol
  • loxapine
  • medicines for anxiety or sleep
  • metoclopramide
  • memantine
  • phenothiazines like chlorpromazine, mesoridazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine
  • pimozide
  • thiothixene

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Visit your doctor for regular check ups. Tell your doctor or healthcare professional if your symptoms do not start to get better or if they get worse.

You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.

If you find that you have sudden feelings of wanting to sleep during normal activities, like cooking, watching television, or while driving or riding in a car, you should contact your health care professional.

Heating this patch may change the amount of this medicine that you get from the patch. Avoid exposing the patch to heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, and heated water beds. Do not wear this patch on skin that gets hot from direct sunlight.

If you are going to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure, tell your MRI technician if you have this patch on your body. It must be removed before a MRI.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • anxiety, restlessness
  • breathing problems
  • confusion
  • dizziness
  • falling asleep during normal activities like driving
  • fast, irregular or slow heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • hallucination, loss of contact with reality
  • skin irritation, redness, or swelling
  • uncontrollable head, mouth, neck, arm, or leg movements

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your prescriber or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • constipation
  • difficulty sleeping
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach pain
  • weight gain

               
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