The most common side effects with Leganto in patients with Parkinson?s disease (seen in more than 1 patient in 10) are somnolence (sleepiness), dizziness, headache, nausea (feeling sick), vomiting, and application site reactions such as redness, itching and irritation of the skin. In patients with restless legs syndrome, the most common side effects (seen in more than 1 patient in 10) are nausea, application site reactions, asthenic conditions (conditions such as tiredness, weakness and feeling unwell) and headache. It is important to use the patch as instructed to limit skin reactions. Somnolence can affect the ability of the patient to drive. For the full list of all side effects reported with Leganto, see the package leaflet.
Leganto should not be used in people who may be hypersensitive (allergic) to rotigotine or any of the other ingredients. The backing layer of Leganto contains aluminium. To avoid skin burns, Leganto must be removed if the patient has to have magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or cardioversion (a process that restores the heart?s normal rhythm).