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Rotigotine Disease Interactions

There are 5 disease interactions with rotigotine:

Major

Dopamine Agonists (Includes Rotigotine) ↔ Hypotension

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Hypotension

Dopamine agonists may impair the systemic regulation of blood pressure, with resultant orthostatic hypotension, especially during dose escalation. Therapy with dopamine agonists should be monitored carefully in patients with Parkinson's disease since they may have an impaired ability to respond to an orthostatic challenge, and also in patients receiving antihypertensive drugs.

References

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Major

Dopaminergic Antiparkinson Agents (Includes Rotigotine) ↔ Psychosis

Severe Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Psychosis

Ordinarily, patients with major psychotic disorder should not be treated with dopaminergic antiparkinson agents, because of the risk of exacerbating psychosis. Hallucinations and psychotic-like behavior have been reported with dopaminergic medications. In addition, certain medications used to treat psychosis may exacerbate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease and may decrease the effectiveness of these drugs.

Moderate

Rotigotine (Includes Rotigotine) ↔ Asthma

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Asthma

Rotigotine (transdermal patch) contains sodium metabisulfite, a sulfite that may cause allergic-type reactions including anaphylactic symptoms and life threatening or less severe asthmatic episodes in certain susceptible people. Sulfite sensitivity is seen more frequently in people with asthma than people without it.

Moderate

Rotigotine (Includes Rotigotine) ↔ Cardiovascular Disease

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Cardiovascular Disease

Some patients treated with rotigotine exhibited an increased pulse, greater than 100 beats per minute, while supine or standing. Also, like other dopaminergic agents, rotigotine might impair the systemic regulation of blood pressure causing postural/orthostatic hypotension, especially during dose escalation. These findings of blood pressure and heart rate elevations should be considered when treating patients with cardiovascular disease.

Moderate

Rotigotine (Includes Rotigotine) ↔ Fluid Retention

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

Applies to: Congestive Heart Failure, Renal Dysfunction

Patients taking rotigotine had a higher incidence of weight gain associated with fluid retention, when compared with patients taking placebo. Weight gain and fluid retention should be monitored in patients using rotigotine, specially in those with concomitant illnesses as congestive heart failure and renal insufficiency.

rotigotine drug Interactions

There are 583 drug interactions with rotigotine

rotigotine alcohol/food Interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with rotigotine

Drug Interaction Classification

The classifications below are a general guideline only. It is difficult to determine the relevance of a particular drug interaction to any individual given the large number of variables.

Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.

Do not stop taking any medications without consulting your healthcare provider.

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