Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available

Transderm-Scop

(Scopolamine)

Prescription onlyNo lower cost generic available
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Helps you feel less queasy.

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Our 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.

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Upsides

  • 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.

Downsides

  • 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 effect rates for Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine)

Risks and Warnings for Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine)

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    • 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.

Common concerns from people taking Transderm-Scop (Scopolamine)

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Alcohol
  • You have to avoid alcohol while on the medication.
  • Don't drink alcohol if you have to use the patch.