Neupro comes as a patch that is applied on the skin once daily to treat the symptoms of Parkinson's disease or restless legs syndrome. Your particular dosage will depend on the reason Neupro is being used, other medications you are taking, and various other factors. You may need to use more than one patch at a time to achieve the recommended dose.
An Introduction to Dosing With NeuproThe dose of Neupro® (rotigotine) your healthcare provider recommends will vary, depending on a number of factors, including:
- How you respond to Neupro
- Other medications you are taking
- Other medical conditions you may have.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage of Neupro unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
- Neupro 1 mg/24 hours
- Neupro 2 mg/24 hours
- Neupro 3 mg/24 hours
- Neupro 4 mg/24 hours
- Neupro 6 mg/24 hours
- Neupro 8 mg/24 hours.
You may need to use more than one patch to achieve the proper dosage. For instance, you may use two 1 mg/24 hours patches instead of a 2 mg/24 hours patch. However, you may not cut a patch in order to achieve a lower dosage.
What Is the Recommended Neupro Dosage for Parkinson's Disease?The starting Neupro dose for early stage Parkinson's disease is a 2 mg/24 hours patch applied once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase the amount by 2 mg/24 hours every week, up to a maximum of 6 mg/24 hours.
For advanced stage Parkinson's disease, the starting dose of Neupro is a 4 mg/24 hours patch applied once daily. If necessary, your healthcare provider may increase the amount by 2 mg/24 hours every week.