Compare scopolamine vs. Erythromycin

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Ery-Tab (Erythromycin)

Prescription only
Prevents nausea and vomiting.

Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) is a low-hassle patch that works well to prevent nausea and vomiting, but it takes several hours to work.

3.9/ 5 average rating with 26 reviewsforscopolamine
Prevents and treats infections.

Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) works well to treat a variety of bacterial infections, but check for drug interactions before taking it.

Upsides
  • Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) is well tolerated.
  • Prevents nausea for 3 days.
  • Because Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) is a skin patch, it's a good alternative to stopping nausea and vomiting if you're not able to swallow pills.
  • It's used to treat a variety of infections caused by bacteria.
  • It comes as an oral suspension and as a tablet.
  • You can get a test done that'll show you if Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) will work for you.
Downsides
  • Can only be used for prevention of nausea and vomiting. It can't stop nausea or vomiting that's already happening.
  • The side effects can be worse if you are 65 and older.
  • You might feel sleepy, drowsy, or have blurry vision while taking Transderm-Scop (scopolamine). Taking alcohol or other medicines that make you drowsy can make this effect worse.
  • You're more likely to have heat stroke or feel dehydrated.
  • It takes a few hours for Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) to kick in, so you have to remember to take it beforehand.
  • Interacts with a lot of drugs, so don't take it with colchicine, statin drugs, verapamil, amlodipine, or diltiazem.
  • Diarrhea and other stomach problems are common side effects.
  • Can cause liver problems, so people with previous liver problems need to be closely monitored while on Ery-Tab (Erythromycin).
Used for
Dosage forms
  • Patch
  • Pill
  • Delayed release tablet
  • Extended release
Price
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Reviews
26 reviews so far
73%
saidit'sworth it
58%
saiditworked well
19%
saidit'sa big hassle

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Side effects
The Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
The Ery-Tab (Erythromycin) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Increased pressure in the eyes
    • Open angle glaucoma
  • Worsening stomach, bowel, or bladder blockages
    • Blockages in the stomach, bowels or bladder
  • Skin burns
    • MRI examination
  • Heat stroke
  • Worsening seizures or psychosis
    • History of seizures
    • History of psychosis
  • Sleepiness and dizziness
    • Taking with alcohol
    • Taking other medicines that make you less alert
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  • Liver damage
    • History of liver disease
  • Heart rate problems
  • Diarrhea from a superinfection
    • Long antibiotic treatment period
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