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Coming soon.Helps you feel less queasy. Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine) works well to prevent nausea and vomiting and the patch is low-hassle, but it takes about 4 hours to kick in.
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Side effects

We haven’t found good data for chlorpromazine side effects.

FDA side effect reports for chlorpromazine »
  • Any side effect 9%
  • Drowsiness 4%
  • Visual impairment 2%
  • Agitation 2%
  • Confusion 1%
  • Sore throat 1%
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How it works
Coming soon.Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine) is an antiemetic (anti-nausea medicine). It works by blocking signals in the part of your brain that causes vomiting.
Type of medication
Coming soon.
Prescription only
Available as
  • Pill
  • Patch
Used for (click to learn more)
  • Acute intermittent porphyria Apprehension
Risk factors for serious side effects
Coming soon.
  • Glaucoma
    • Doing an MRI
    • History of seizures
    • History of psychosis
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
    Detailed Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine) risks & warnings »
    Pregnancy category
    NFDA pregnancy category (Unknown)

    The FDA hasn’t classified this medicine’s effects on unborn babies. Talk with your doctor about this medicine if you’re pregnant or planning on it.

    See the FDA package insert
    CFDA pregnancy category (Weigh risks vs. benefits)

    Research studies with animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. It hasn’t been properly studied in humans. The benefits might outweigh the risks even if you’re pregnant. Talk with your doctor.

    See the FDA package insert
    No specific alcohol-related info.
    • You have to avoid alcohol while on the medication.
    • Don't drink alcohol if you have to use the patch.
    No specific food-related info.No specific food-related info.
    Kidneys and liver
    No specific kidneys and liver-related info.No specific kidneys and liver-related info.
    No specific sex-related info.No specific sex-related info.
    No specific sleep-related info.No specific sleep-related info.
    No specific weight-related info.No specific weight-related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    Coming soon.
    • Even though there's no generic version available, it's inexpensive.
    • Placed on the skin so it can be used if you can't keep anything in your stomach.
    • Can be used for long-term control of nausea and vomiting since it's only placed on every 3 days.
    Downsides and risks
    Coming soon.
    • Can only be used to prevent nausea and vomiting, not to treat it if it's already happening.
    • Takes about 4 hours for it to start working.
    • You have to avoid alcohol while on the medication.
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    Coming soon.
    • Wash your hands after you place the patch.
    • Don't touch or rub your eyes after putting on the patch before washing your hands.
    • Can cause blurry vision and sleepiness.
    • Take the patch off if you have to do an MRI.
    • Don't drink alcohol if you have to use the patch.
    • Place it on a few hours before if you know you'll be in a place where you might get motion sickness.
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