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  • #12089
     Jean Mellano 
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    My Dr. prescribed Neupro patch to go along with the 25/100 Sinemet I am taking (6 pills per day).  Are you using Neupro? If so, what dose; is it in conjunction with other PD meds; is it helping you?

    https://parkinsonsnewstoday.com/parkinsons-disease-treatments/motor-symptoms/neupro-patches-rotigotine/?amp

  • #15370
     Mike P 
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    I am starting Neupro (rotigotine) tomorrow with a 2mg patch for the next two weeks. I’ll report back my experiences.

    I had visual disturbance side effects with low doses of both Mirapex (pramipexole) and Requip (ropinirole) where I’d see flashing lights upon waking.

    I had to taper off ropinirole after 3 mg total daily.

    I had to taper off pramipexole after 1.5 mg total daily.

    I think it’s likely that I’ll have similar side effects with Neupro (rotigotine) but we shall see. My neurologist wants me to give all the dopamine agonists a try before generic sinemet.

  • #15561
     Mike P 
    Participant

     

    On the very first night of the 2mg Neupro patch, I had the same visual disturbances I had with low doses of both Mirapex (pramipexole) and Requip (ropinirole).

    After being in a deep sleep I see flashing lights upon waking (2am, 3am, 4:30am) that slowly dissipate. They were more intense than they were with the previous dopamine agonists. Argh! I’ll give it another week to see if my body adjusts to the medication.

    • #15562
       Jean Mellano 
      Keymaster

      Mike

      i am sorry to hear of your struggles.  Such is our lot having PD, endless “try this, if that doesn’t work, try this or add this to it”.  I came off the patch a few months ago, although I didn’t have side effects, I also don’t think it was doing anything for me.  Ropinerole made me deathly nauseated within 30 minutes of taking it.

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