Compare Chlorpromazine vs. Scopolamine

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Chlorpromazine

Transderm-Scop
(Scopolamine)

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
ChlorpromazineScopolamine

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

FDA side effect reports for Chlorpromazine »
  • Dry mouth 66%
  • Dizziness 17%
  • Any side effect 10%
  • Drowsiness 4%
  • Agitation 2%
  • Visual impairment 2%
  • Confusion 1%
  • Dilated pupil 4%
  • Sore throat 1%
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How it works
ChlorpromazineScopolamine
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
ChlorpromazineScopolamine
Prescription only
Available as
ChlorpromazineScopolamine
  • Pill
  • Patch
Used for
ChlorpromazineScopolamine
  • Acute Intermittent Porphyria Apprehension
Risk factors for serious side effects
ChlorpromazineScopolamine
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

    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.

    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.

    Alcohol
    ChlorpromazineScopolamine
    No alcohol related info.
    • You have to avoid alcohol while on the medication.
    • Don't drink alcohol if you have to use the patch.
    Upsides and benefits
    ChlorpromazineScopolamine
    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
    ChlorpromazineScopolamine
    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
    ChlorpromazineScopolamine
    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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    More about ChlorpromazineSide effectsFDA package insert
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