Question...is anyone out there currently using the PD medication patch? I know it was on the market and was then taken off the market. I was told it was anticipated to be back out by spring of 2012. Today I heard from someone who is currently on it. Does anyone know anything about the status of the patch?
Long time; no post. How are you?
Are you referring to the agonist Rotigotine? I was on it for a short time in 2007 and it really did nothing for my PD symptoms and worse it gave me a wide, drunken Ataxic gait. I stopped it within a month and soon there after it was pulled from the market. Has your doc suggested it as a levodopa extender? We are all different so it may be worth a try. Oh and unless they have improved things keep in mind that you must rotate patch placement daily so you need to establish 7 good spots. Some places it simply falls off.
Not sure what improvements they may have made but that is my experience with it.