Neupro Side Effects
Although most people tolerate Neupro well, contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop something that does not seem right while using this medication. Serious side effects are possible with Neupro and may include swelling, hallucinations, and severe dizziness. However, clinical trials have shown that some of the most commonly reported reactions include nausea, drowsiness, and skin reactions at the application site.
An Introduction to Neupro Side EffectsJust like any medicine, Neupro® (rotigotine) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with Neupro. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)
Common Side Effects of NeuproNeupro has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, one group of people received the real medication, while another group received a placebo (a patch that did not contain any active ingredients). As a result, it was possible to see what side effects occurred, how often they appeared, and how they compared to the group using the placebo.
It is important to note that these studies sometimes used a Neupro dosage that was higher than what is currently recommended; this higher amount increased the risk for side effects.
In these studies, the most common Neupro side effects included:
- Nausea -- in up to 48 percent of people
- Skin reactions at the application site -- up to 46 percent
- Drowsiness -- up to 32 percent
- Dizziness -- up to 23 percent
- Headache -- up to 21 percent
- Vomiting -- up to 19 percent.
Other common side effects, occurring in 10 percent to 18 percent of people, included:
- Increased sweating
- Swelling/water retention in the hands, lower legs, and feet
- Joint pain
- New or worsened movement disorders
- The common cold.