Rotigotine (Neupro) Medicare Coverage

Rotigotine
Chemical name: Rotigotine

Brand name: Neupro

Typical dosage: 4mg

Typical type: Skin patch1

Rotigotine is a medication used to treat Parkinson’s disease and restless leg syndrome. Rotigotine is available only as a brand name drug (Neupro) and comes as a skin patch.

Rotigotine is the generic form of the medication Neupro. Rotigotine is a skin patch that is used to treat Parkinson’s disease as well as restless leg syndrome.

Rotigotine increases dopamine in the brain to help relax muscles and the motor regions of the brain.

Common side effects of Rotigotine include upset stomach, loss of appetite, constipation, diarrhea, drowsiness, headache, sweating, joint pain, irritation where the drug is used, dry mouth and weight gain.

Does Medicare cover Rotigotine or Neupro?

Yes! 90% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans cover Neupro, the brand name version of Rotigotine.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). Most Medicare Advantage beneficiaries (88 percent) are enrolled in MA-PDs.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Neupro.

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Average costs for Neupro (Rotigotine) with Medicare drug coverage1

Your copay and deductible costs for any prescription drug can vary depending on what coverage stage you’re in.

Deductible stage Typical copay stage
Your deductible is the amount of money you must spend on covered drugs before your Medicare drug coverage starts paying its share of costs.

In the deductible stage, you’re responsible for the full cost of your prescription drugs.

Some Medicare prescription drug plans have a $0 deductible. Medicare drug plans cannot have a deductible more than $415 in 2019.
After you meet your Part D deductible, you enter the initial coverage period.

During this phase (the typical copay stage), you pay a copayment (flat fee) or coinsurance (percentage) for your covered medications.
$95 – $731 $42 – $727

Additional information

A new patch should be used each day. Wash your hands before and after use.

Put the patch on a clean, dry and healthy spot of skin on the stomach, hip, side, shoulder, upper leg or upper arm. Try to put a new patch on at the same time each day.

Move the patch site each time you use a new one. Do not use the same site for at least 14 days.

If the patch falls off, put on a new one. If the patch loosens, you can put tape on the edges to hold it on.

Do not use patches that have been cut or torn. Do not use patches on skin with cream, oil, lotions or other skin products, as the patch may not stick as well.

 

 

This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.

 

Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.