This skin patch is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness or recovery from anesthesia and surgery. This medication works by correcting the imbalance of natural substances (acetylcholine and norepinephrine) that can occur in motion sickness. It also blocks certain signals to the brain that can cause nausea and vomiting.
This medication is not recommended for use in children.
Transderm Scop® patch should be used with caution in the elderly or in individuals who have liver or kidney problems, as they may have an increase in hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there), confusion, dizziness or drug withdrawal syndrome.
The patch should be applied to your skin on a hairless area behind one ear. Press firmly for at least 30 seconds to make sure the patch sticks well, especially around the edges. The patch will slowly release the medication into your body over 3 days. Do not use the patch if it is broken, cut, or damaged. Wear only one patch at a time. Do not cut the patch.
Do not use Transderm Scop® patch if you:
Before you use Transderm Scop patch, tell your doctor if you:
Especially tell your doctor if you take:
You should not drink alcohol while using Transderm Scop patch. It can increase your chances of having serious side effects.
Blurred vision and widened pupils may occur as your body adjusts to the medication. Dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, decreased sweating, constipation, and mild itching/redness on application site may also occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly. To relieve dry mouth, suck (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute. Remove the patch and tell your doctor right away if you have any serious side effects, including: mental/mood changes (such as confusion, agitation), difficulty urinating, fast/irregular heartbeat.
Remove the patch and get medical help right away if you have any very serious side effects, including: eye pain/swelling/redness, vision changes (such as seeing rainbows around lights at night), seizures.
What should I do if I overdose?
This medication patch may be harmful if chewed or swallowed. If someone has overdosed, remove the patch if possible.
What should I do if I miss a dose?
If you forget to replace a patch at the scheduled time, replace it as soon as you remember. Do not use more than one patch at a time.
How should I store the medication?
Store at room temperature. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets.
What should I be aware of while using this medication?
This medication may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get heat stroke. Avoid doing things that may cause you to overheat, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. When the weather is hot, drink a lot of fluids and dress lightly. If you overheat, quickly look for a place to cool down and rest. Get medical help right away if you have a fever that does not go away, mental/mood changes, headache, or dizziness.