What is Rotigotine Patch?
Rotigotine is used for the treatment of signs and symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. It is a disorder of the nervous system that causes difficulties with balance, movement, and muscle control. This is in the class of medications known as dopamine agonists that work by acting in place of dopamine. Dopamine is a natural substance made in the brain that is needed to control movement.
Rotigotine for Restless Leg Syndrome
Rotigotine Patch can also be used for the treatment of Restless Leg Syndrome. It is a condition that causes discomfort in the legs and a strong urge to move the legs, especially at night and when sitting or lying down. Rotigotine belongs to a group of medications that trigger nerve impulses in the brain that help to control body movements. This treats the symptoms of Restless Leg Syndrome when the symptoms are severe enough to cause distress. It works by decreasing muscle activity which may cause an uncomfortable feeling in your legs.
To apply Rotigotine Patch, follow these steps:
If you forget to change your patch at your typical time, change it when you remember. Also, change the new patch the next day at your usual time. If a patch comes off unintentionally, apply a new patch but then continue to change it at your usual time. Before using any treatment for Restless Leg Syndrome, consult your doctor first. Inform them as well about any other medications you are taking to manage your condition.