Compare Scopolamine vs. Marinol

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Transderm-Scop
(scopolamine)

Marinol
(dronabinol)

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.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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  • 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
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Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine) is an antiemetic (anti-nausea medicine). It works by blocking signals in the part of your brain that causes vomiting.Coming soon.
Type of medication
ScopolamineMarinol
Prescription only
Available as
ScopolamineMarinol
  • Patch
  • Pill
Used for
ScopolamineMarinol
  • AIDS Loss Of Appetite Chemotherapy Induced Nausea And Vomiting Prophylaxis
Risk factors for serious side effects
ScopolamineMarinol
  • Glaucoma
  • Doing an MRI
  • History of seizures
  • History of psychosis
  • Taking with alcohol
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.

    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
    ScopolamineMarinol
    • You have to avoid alcohol while on the medication.
    • Don't drink alcohol if you have to use the patch.
    No alcohol related info.
    Upsides and benefits
    ScopolamineMarinol
    • 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.
    Coming soon
    Downsides and risks
    ScopolamineMarinol
    • 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.
    Coming soon
    Tips from our pharmacists for people taking the medication
    ScopolamineMarinol
    • 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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