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Scopolamine hydrobromide transderm.
SCOPOLAMINE - TRANSDERMAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

SCOPOLAMINE - TRANSDERMAL

(sko-PALL-uh-meen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Transderm-Scop

Uses

This skin patch is used to prevent nausea, vomiting and dizziness caused by motion sickness.

How To Use

Place one patch in a dry area behind the ear at least 4 hours before the effect is required. The patch will slowly release the medication into your system over a period of 3 days. If the patch becomes dislodged or another patch is needed, place the new patch on a clean, dry area behind the ear. Use only one patch at a time. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling a patch. If the medication comes in contact with the eyes, blurred vision and pupil dilation can occur.

Side Effects

This drug may cause drowsiness, headache or dry mouth. These effects should subside as your body adjusts to the medication. If they persist or worsen, inform your doctor. Dizziness, stomach upset and loss of balance have been reported in a few patients after the patches were removed. This occurred most often in persons using the patches for longer than 3 days. In the unlikely event you have an allergic reaction to this drug, seek immediate medical attention. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include: rash, itching, swelling, dizziness, trouble breathing. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Tell your doctor your medical history, especially of: heart disease, glaucoma, ulcers, difficulty urinating or urinary tract disorders, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid, any allergies (including allergies to adhesives). Caution is advised when performing tasks requiring alertness (e.g., driving) since this drug may cause drowsiness. Limit alcohol intake; it may intensify drug side effects. Children are very sensitive to the effects of this medication. Use of these patches is not recommended in children. This drug should be used only if clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. It is not known if this medication appears in breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all over-the-counter and prescription medication you may use, including medications for: depression, heartbeat irregularities, Parkinson's disease. Also report any drugs which may cause drowsiness such as: antihistamines (e.g., diphenhydramine and others found in many cough/cold products), narcotic pain relievers, sleep medicines, anti-anxiety drugs, anti-seizure drugs, tranquilizers/psychiatric medicines. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, remove the patch. Contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include disorientation, memory disturbances, dizziness, restlessness, hallucinations, and confusion. Remove patch immediately if these symptoms occur.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others.

Missed Dose

Skin patches offer the convenience of continuous dosing. If you should forget to replace a patch at the scheduled time, replace it as soon as you remember. Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Storage

Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and heat. Do not store in the bathroom.

Medical Alert

Your condition can cause complications in a medical emergency. For enrollment information call MedicAlert at 1-800-854-1166 (USA), or 1-800-668-1507 (Canada).