Compare scopolamine vs. Sancuso
Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) is a low-hassle patch that works well to prevent nausea and vomiting, but it takes several hours to work.
Sancuso (granisetron) is a good choice to reduce nausea and vomiting if it's hard for you to take oral medicines, but is very expensive.
- 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.
- Each Sancuso (granisetron) patch provides around-the-clock relief from nausea and vomiting for up to 7 days without having to re-dose and without problems associated with missing a dose.
- May be a better option for some people on multi-day chemotherapy regimens.
- 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.
- Must be applied at least 24 hours before the scheduled chemotherapy.
- Sancuso (granisetron) has the possibility of interacting with antidepressants that can result in a dangerous build up of serotonin.
- Must restrict from certain activites such as swimming and strenous excerise while wearing Sancuso (granisetron).
- Should be used with caution in people with any heart condition.
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- Increased pressure in the eyes
- Open angle glaucoma
- Worsening stomach, bowel, or bladder blockages
- Blockages in the stomach, bowels or bladder
- Skin burns
- MRI examination
- Heat stroke
- Worsening seizures or psychosis
- History of seizures
- History of psychosis
- Sleepiness and dizziness
- Taking with alcohol
- Taking other medicines that make you less alert
- Rare serious drug interaction
- Taking other medicines that affect serotonin levels such as tramadol and anti-depressants
- Heart disease
- Masking of intestinal blockage and stomach bloating
- Skin reactions
- Heat exposure
- Exposure to heat
- Sun exposure
- Exposure to sun