Transderm-Scop

(scopolamine)

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Prevents nausea and vomiting.

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Our bottom line

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

Quick facts about scopolamine
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
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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.

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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.

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How it works

Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) is an anti-nausea medicine. It works by blocking signals in the part of your brain that causes vomiting.

Quick facts about scopolamine
  • Drug class: Gastrointestinal
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: No lower cost generic available
People’s experience with scopolamine

26reviews so far. What do you think?

What to expect when you take Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Prevention of nausea & vomiting

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Side effect rates for Transderm-Scop (scopolamine)

Risks and Warnings for Transderm-Scop (scopolamine)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Open angle glaucoma

    If you're being treated for glaucoma, Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) can cause increased pressure in your eyes. Talk to your doctor to make sure Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) is safe for you. Take the patch off right away and call your doctor if you notice eye pain, redness, or problems with vision.

Common concerns from people taking Transderm-Scop (scopolamine)

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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.