Prescription Drug Coverage

Rotigotine (Neupro) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Neupro (Rotigotine). Learn more about Rotigotine and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
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.

How much does Neupro cost with Medicare?

Neupro coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Neupro?

According to GoodRx, 86% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Neupro, the generic form of Rotigotine, in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Neupro include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.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. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

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.

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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.

1 GoodRx. Rotigotine. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.