Helps you feel less queasy.
Our pharmacists’ bottom line
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.
- 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.
- 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.
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Side effects for Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine)
From clinical trials of Scopolamine / Motion sickness
- Dry mouthDry mouth66% for Scopolamine vs.0% for placebo
- DizzinessDizziness17% for Scopolamine vs.0% for placebo
What to expect when you start Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine)Skip what to expect section. Skip to Risks & Warnings section.
- 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.
Risks and Warnings for Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine)Skip Risks and Warnings section. Skip to Tips section.
- Higher risk if:
- › Glaucoma
People have reported problems in their eyes after taking Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine). This is very rare, but people who already have glaucoma can be more likely to have it. Remove the patch and call your doctor if you suddenly feel pain in your eyes, reddening in your eyes, or changes in how you see.
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- Upsides and downsides from our pharmacists
- › You have to avoid alcohol while on the medication.
- Tips from our pharmacists
- › Don't drink alcohol if you have to use the patch.