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Cardioversion is a procedure to restore the heart's normal rhythm, usually by applying a controlled electric shock to the outside of the chest.

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter, or chemical messenger, that helps the brain and nerves control muscle movement and coordination throughout the body. While the exact cause of RLS is unkown, it may be due to a chemical imbalance of dopamine.

Dopamine agonists are drugs that work similarly to dopamine, a chemical messenger found in the brain.

Highly symptomatic patients are people living with uncontrolled moderate-to-severe RLS.

Idiopathic means without any known cause.

Mild means RLS occurs occasionally (less than 2 nights a week).

Moderate-to-severe symptoms have a negative impact on people's lives. They suffer every day or have two more episodes of symptoms per week. People with moderate-to-severe RLS generally get less than five hours of sleep a night. In addition to nighttime symptoms, people can experience daytime symptoms too. Treatment may be necessary for these patients.

Primary RLS is not related to any other condition that might contribute to RLS. Symptoms may begin anytime in a person's life but become more common with age.

Rotigotine is the active ingredient in the NEUPRO Patch. Rotigotine is a dopamine agonist, a type of medication that can be used to treat moderate-to-severe primary Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS).

Secondary RLS means there's an association with other conditions, including iron deficiency, pregnancy, end-stage renal disease (ESRD), rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, or neurological disorders.

Transdermal means a medication is absorbed through the skin, directly into the bloodstream.

Transdermal delivery systems supply a medication in a form for absorption through the skin into the bloodstream.

Willis-Ekbom disease is another name for Restless Legs Syndrome.

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NEUPRO is a prescription medicine used to treat moderate-to-severe primary Restless Legs Syndrome.


NEUPRO contains a sulfite called sodium metabisulfite. Sulfites can cause severe allergic reactions that are life threatening to some people who are sensitive to sulfites. People with asthma are more sensitive to sulfites. Remove the patch right away and call your doctor if you have swelling of the lips or tongue, chest pain, or trouble breathing or swallowing.

NEUPRO may make you fall asleep suddenly or without warning while doing normal activities, such as driving, which may result in accidents. Tell your doctor right away if this happens. Drinking alcohol or taking other medicines that cause drowsiness may increase your chances of becoming sleepy while using NEUPRO. Do not drive, use hazardous machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how NEUPRO affects you.

NEUPRO can cause decreases in blood pressure, especially when you start or increase your dose. Increases in blood pressure and heart rate, and fainting, also can occur. If you faint or feel dizzy, nauseated, or sweaty when you stand up from sitting or lying down, tell your doctor.

Some patients using NEUPRO get urges to behave in a way that is unusual for them, such as unusual urges to gamble, strong urges to spend money, binge eating, or increased sexual urges and behaviors. If you or your family notices you are developing any unusual behaviors, talk to your doctor.

NEUPRO may cause Restless Legs Syndrome symptoms to come back (rebound), become worse, or start earlier in the day.

Skin reactions may occur at the site where you apply NEUPRO. Tell your doctor if you get a rash, redness, swelling, or itching that will not go away.

Avoid exposing the NEUPRO patch you are wearing to heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, heated water beds, and direct sunlight. Too much medicine could be absorbed into your body. Also, do not wear NEUPRO during medical procedures called magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or cardioversion because this could cause skin burns.

Tell your doctor if you have breathing problems, a sleep disorder, mental problems, high or low blood pressure, or heart problems; are pregnant or plan to become pregnant; or are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. NEUPRO may not be right for you.

The most common side effects in people taking NEUPRO for Restless Legs Syndrome are application site reactions, nausea, difficulty falling asleep and staying asleep, sleepiness, and headache.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects to UCB, Inc. at UCBCares™ (1-844-599-2273).

Please see additional Patient Information about the NEUPRO Patch. This information does not take the place of talking with your healthcare provider about your condition or your treatment.


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