Neupro for Restless Legs Syndrome

UCB Pharma has launched two new strengths of Neupro (rotigotine) transdermal patches 1mg/24hr and 3mg/24hr. These additional strengths can be used alongside the existing 2mg/24hr patch in the management of moderate to severe idiopathic restless legs syndrome.

Treatment should be initiated using a 1mg/24hr patch daily and increased according to patient response in weekly increments of 1mg/24hr until an effective dose is reached or the maximal dose of 3mg/24hr is reached.

The need for treatment continuation should be reconsidered every six months.

The mechanism of action for rotigotine in restless legs syndrome is not fully understood.

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Further information: UCB Pharma

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