Transderm Scop is used to relieve
nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with
motion sickness. Transderm Scop
is an anticholinergic medicine. Anticholinergics have many
effects in the body. For example, they decrease the secretion
of fluids, slow the stomach and intestine, and dilate the
Transderm Scop comes as a patch
to be placed on the skin behind your ear. Apply one patch
to a clean, dry, hairless area behind the ear. The patch
should be applied at least 4 hours before its effects will
be needed. Each patch is good for 3 days. At the end of
3 days or when the Transderm Scop patch
is no longer needed, remove the patch and throw it away.
Wrap the patch in tissue or paper to avoid exposing anyone
else to the remaining medication. Wash your hands and the
area behind your ear thoroughly to remove any traces of
Transderm Scop from the area. If a new
patch needs to be applied, place a fresh patch on the hairless
area behind your other ear.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, an enlarged prostate, difficulty urinating, bladder problems, or glaucoma.
Transderm Scop is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Transderm Scop will harm an unborn baby. Do not use Transderm Scop without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant.
It is not known whether Transderm Scop passes into breast milk. Do not use Transderm Scop without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
Transderm Scop is not recommended for use by children. Children are much more sensitive to the side effects of scopolamine.
Remove the old patch as soon as you remember and apply a new patch to the same area behind the other ear. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose altogether. Never take a double dose of Transderm Scop.
Possible Side Effects
Stop using Transderm Scop and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use Transderm Scop and talk to your doctor if you experience drowsiness; dry mouth, nose, or throat; restlessness, excitation, nervousness, or insomnia; blurred vision; dizziness; decreased appetite, nausea, or vomiting; difficulty urinating; or an irregular or fast heartbeat.
Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, and poor coordination have been reported when treatment that has lasted more than 3 days is discontinued. If you use Transderm Scop for more than 3 days, be aware that these side effects may occur when you stop.
Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome.
Should be stored at controlled room temperature between 20°C - 25°C (68°F - 77°F).
Seek emergency medical attention. Symptoms of a Transderm Scop overdose include drowsiness, dizziness, agitation, excitability, seizures or convulsions, hallucinations, and death.
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Transderm Scop may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities.
Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are using Transderm Scop.
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