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Scopolamine is an oral, intravenous, ophthalmic or topical drug with many uses including the prevention of motion sickness. Transderm-Scop is scopolamine administered topically (through the skin or transdermal) via a special delivery system that gradually releases scopolamine onto the skin over a period of three days. The scopolamine is absorbed into the body through the skin. It is not clear how scopolamine prevents nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness. The vestibular part of the ear is very important for balance.
When a person becomes disoriented due to motion, the vestibule sends a signal through nerves to the vomiting center in the brain, and vomiting occurs. Acetylcholine is a chemical that nerves use to transmit messages to each other. Scientists believe that scopolamine prevents communication between the nerves of the vestibule and the vomiting center in the brain by blocking the action of acetylcholine. Scopolamine also may work directly on the vomiting center. Scopolamine must be taken before the onset of motion sickness to be effective.
|Transderm Scop 1.5 mg - 4 Patches
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Transderm Scop Directions To Use
Transderm Scop comes as a patch to be placed on the skin behind your ear. Apply one patch to a clean, dry, hairless area behind the ear. The patch should be applied at least 4 hours before its effects will be needed. Each patch is good for 3 days. At the end of 3 days or when the Transderm Scop patch is no longer needed, remove the patch and throw it away. Wrap the patch in tissue or paper to avoid exposing anyone else to the remaining medication. Wash your hands and the area behind your ear thoroughly to remove any traces of Transderm Scop from the area. If a new patch needs to be applied, place a fresh patch on the hairless area behind your other ear.
Transderm Scop Warnings and Side Effects
Before using this medication, tell your doctor if you have kidney disease, liver disease, an enlarged prostate, difficulty urinating, bladder problems, or glaucoma. Transderm Scop is in the FDA pregnancy category C. This means that it is not known whether Transderm Scop will harm an unborn baby. Do not use Transderm Scop without first talking to your doctor if you are pregnant. It is not known whether Transderm Scop passes into breast milk. Do not use Transderm Scop without first talking to your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby. Transderm Scop is not recommended for children use. Children are much more sensitive to the side effects of scopolamine.
SIDE EFFECTS, that may go away during treatment include dry mouth, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If they continue or are bothersome, check with your doctor. CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR AS SOON AS POSSIBLE if you experience difficulty urinating or skin irritation. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist.
Transderm Scop Missed Dose
Remove the old patch as soon as you remember and apply a new patch to the same area behind the other ear. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose altogether. Never take a double dose of Transderm Scop.
Transderm Scop Storage
Should be stored at controlled room temperature between 20°C - 25°C (68°F - 77°F).
Transderm Scop 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.
Transderm Scop More Information
Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Transderm Scop may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities. Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while you are using Transderm Scop.
Transderm Scop Disclaimer
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