Safety Alerts & Recalls
What does this mean?
Because NEUPRO will be out of stock in the US from late April 2008, the manufacturer has advised patients in the US to contact their doctor immediately to start gradually reducing their NEUPRO dose as per the guidelines in the product label. It is important that you contact your doctor immediately if you have not yet started to reduce your dose.
PLEASE NOTE: It is important that you reduce your dose under the supervision of your doctor and DO NOT stop your NEUPRO treatment suddenly, since doing so has been associated with an increased risk of serious side-effects.
Ongoing recall of patches
Schwarz Pharma/UCB reminded healthcare practitioners today that is recalling NEUPRO. NEUPRO is used for the treatment of Parkinson's disease and is distributed by Schwarz Pharma, a company of UCB Group.
The manufacturer has announced this recall because of reduced effectiveness of some of the patches, and NOT because of contamination or safety issues. As a result of this recall, however, NEUPRO will be out-of-stock in the United States from late April 2008.
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