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A treatment for Parkinson's disease, Neupro® (rotigotine) comes as a patch that is applied to the skin once daily. This medicated patch belongs to a group of drugs called dopamine agonists. It works by binding to dopamine receptors and stimulating them.
 
It is believed that a dopamine deficiency, which is caused by a loss of dopamine-producing cells in certain parts of the brain, may be responsible for many of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease. By using a medication that acts like dopamine, such as Neupro, some of the symptoms of Parkinson's disease may be relieved.
 
Neupro can be used alone or in combination with other Parkinson's medications, and is approved to treat both early and advanced forms of the disease.
 
(Click Neupro Uses to learn more about using this drug as a Parkinson's treatment. This Web page offers detailed information on how Neupro works, other possible uses, and whether it is safe for children.)
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