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#1 Linda Anne

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:24 PM

I understand the Neupro Patch is once again being considered for sale in the US. Is there any speculation as to when? Also, I would like to start on the Neupro Patch and would like to know if anyone else is using it and where they are purchasing it. Canadian pharmacies don't seem to have it; only Israel. My neurologist is willing to write me a prescription if I can find a way to get it.

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#2 Dr. Okun

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:05 AM

Linda, I do not have any updated information on this issue, but will post on the forum for you.
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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:00 AM

I understand the Neupro Patch is once again being considered for sale in the US. Is there any speculation as to when? Also, I would like to start on the Neupro Patch and would like to know if anyone else is using it and where they are purchasing it. Canadian pharmacies don't seem to have it; only Israel. My neurologist is willing to write me a prescription if I can find a way to get it.

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:07 AM

Hi Linda ~
Were you able to acquire Neupro? It might be available in the Detroit area via a clinical trial. They have said repeatedly it will be back "soon" but it's been years. If you're not too far to get to Detroit every 3 months for a visit, you might be able to get involved (i.e. - get the patch!). My doctor where I receive it is about 3--45 min. from the Windsor border. Contact me via e-mail at mcws@juno.com for details.

#5 Dr. Okun

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

Thanks Linda
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

Dr Okun,

Looks like it's a go for Neupro to be back on the market in July. I was reading the fine print so to speak and it said the patch would interfere with Namenda. Why is that? My mom takes Namenda.

Also when Neupro first came out it was meant for beginner PD patients but now it's marketing for advanced patients. Are they saying that they were over medicating people at the beginning since the patch is meant for people with more severe symptoms?

Since it's a dopamine Agonist I am assuming it can replace Mirapex which my mom takes. I'm hoping it can and will have less side effects than Mirapex such as never ending drowsiness.

#7 Dr. Okun

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:59 AM

A couple of misconceptions.

Should be ok with Namenda, aricept and exelon.

Also, it is essentially the same as the oral dopamine agonists and side effect profiles will be similar. Of course, patches can also have skin side effects.

People should not expect a different effect by replacing their dopamine agonists-- if it works right they may possibly have less medication doses a day.

It is safer to use dopamine agonists in younger patients with less comorbidities. It is possible to use cautiously in older and more advanced disease.

Hope that helps.
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Posted 06 April 2012 - 03:47 PM

I have tried many years to wean my mom off of Mirapex but her body craves it. The patch is a little inconvenient I think. Will it fall off if it gets wet? It says to put it on the same time each day so does that restrict when a person can bathe? My mother tried it for a week the year it was recalled but had stopped it prior. I can't remember why anymore so it must not have worked.

#9 Dr. Okun

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Posted 08 April 2012 - 07:05 PM

Bathing is usually ok with the patch but it can cause it to come off if you soak it, so many people are careful and often time it after bathing.

Many people report showers are ok, as long as you don;t drench it.
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Posted 20 April 2012 - 09:25 PM

I could not standup from the chair if seated too long and also could not turn my body on bed

Kindly elaborate?

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#11 Dr. Okun

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:39 AM

There are many reasons for this and I would suggest a visit to your neurologist and physical therapist. Therapy and med optimization is great.
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