Compare scopolamine vs. Marinol

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scopolamine

Marinol
(Dronabinol)

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.Coming soon.
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5.35scopolamine
Reviews for scopolamine
73%
of people (All ages) say scopolamine is worth it
58%
say it works well
19%
say it's a big hassle
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Side effects
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  • Sore throat 1%
  • Confusion 1%
  • Dilated pupils 4%
  • Visual changes 2%
  • Agitation 2%
  • Drowsiness 4%
  • Dizziness 5%
  • Dry mouth 12%
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How it works
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Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) is an anti-nausea medicine. It works by blocking signals in the part of your brain that causes vomiting.Coming soon.
Type of medication
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Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic availableLower-cost generic available
Available as
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  • Patch
  • Pill
Used for
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  • AIDS Loss Of Appetite Chemotherapy Induced Nausea And Vomiting Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
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  • Open angle glaucoma
  • Blockages in the stomach, bowels or bladder
  • MRI examination
  • History of seizures
  • History of psychosis
Detailed Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) risks & warnings »
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    Pregnancy

    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.

    Sleep
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    • 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.
    No sleep related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    scopolamineMarinol
    • 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.
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    Downsides and risks
    scopolamineMarinol
    • 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.
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    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
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    • Starts working in 6 to 8 hours.
    • Apply Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) to a clean, dry, hairless area of the skin behind the ear. Press down for 30 seconds to make sure the patch stays firmly.
    • After handling the patch, make sure to wash your hands with soap and water to avoid accidental contact with your eyes.
    • If the patch comes off, throw it away and use a new patch.
    • You can prevent skin irritation by alternating ears and washing the area of your ear that you had placed the patch on.
    • If you're using this before surgery, place it the day before, then leave it on until the day after your surgery.
    • Take the patch off before you have an MRI because it can cause the skin to burn.
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