Brand: Transderm Scop
Application: Prevention of motion sickness or travel – Prevention of postoperative nausea and vomiting
Pharmaceutical forms of scopolamine
- Skin patches, tablets
Pharmacological information of scopolamine
Travel sickness is quite common. This happens when traveling by car, boat, plane and train. This disease occurs due to excessive movement along the route. Going up and down a lot sends a lot of messages to the brain. These messages disrupt the coordination between the inner ear and the eye. This process causes the brain to become confused and sick. The drug scopolamine prevents the sending of inappropriate messages to the brain.
Scopolamine is available as a skin patch under the Transderm Scop brand for adult use, just apply it to the skin behind your ear four hours before the trip and then remove it at the end of the trip. The skin patch releases scopolamine through the skin into the bloodstream.
Scopolamine skin patch is used to prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery and to use painkillers or opioids (eg morphine). The patch should be applied 24 hours before surgery and removed 24 hours after surgery.
Another effect of scopolamine is that it causes dry mouth. For this reason, doctors sometimes prescribe this drug for this reason.
Scopolamine is also available in pill form, which is prescribed to relieve heartburn.
Dosage and method of application of scopolamine skin patch
- Read the package leaflet carefully before starting treatment with scopolamine. This brochure will help you to get comprehensive information about the drug and its possible side effects.
- The dose and amount of scopolamine varies from person to person; Use the medicine exactly as your doctor advised.
- If you use the Transderm Scop for motion sickness, put the patch behind your ear four hours before the trip and do not remove it until the end of the trip. The patch effect can last up to 72 hours, so it is suitable for people who are on long trips.
- If you use a scopolamine skin patch to prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery. The patch should be applied 24 hours before surgery and removed 24 hours after surgery.
- Wash your hands before using the scopolamine skin patch, and after removing the patch from behind your ear, rinse the skin behind your ears thoroughly to remove any traces of the drug.
Contraindications Scopolamine skin patch
- Note the expiration date of the scopolamine medicine and do not take it if the medicine in your hand has expired.
- Never give scopolamine to another person, even if you have the same symptoms.
- Check for drug interactions with scopolamine, and if you are taking a drug that interacts with this drug, talk to your doctor about using your medications.
Scopolamine during pregnancy and lactation
During pregnancy and lactation, you should not use the drug arbitrarily without consulting your doctor. This medicine can have harmful effects on the fetus or on yourself.
The effect of scopolamine on driving and working with machines
Scopolamine skin patch causes dizziness and drowsiness in you, you should make sure you are alert before driving and working with machines.
Drug Interactions Scopolamine
Drug interactions may alter drug performance and increase the risk of serious side effects. Make a list of all the medicines (including prescription / over-the-counter and herbal medicines) you use and share them with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not change the dose of your medicine without consulting your doctor or stop taking the medicine.
Other drugs that can interact with scopolamine include potassium tablets and capsules and praminectide.
If medications or hypnotics such as alcohol, certain antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), sleeping pills or anxiety medications (such as diazepam and zolpidem), muscle relaxants, painkillers, Be sure to tell your doctor if you are taking painkillers (such as codeine) and psychiatric medications (eg, risperidone, trazodone).
Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergies or colds and cough medicines) because most of their ingredients cause drowsiness. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about taking these medicines.
Scopolamine may interfere with certain laboratory tests (gastric secretions) and cause erroneous results. Tell your doctor that you have used this medicine before the test.
Special warnings and precautions when taking the skin sciatica patch
Some medications may not be prescribed under certain conditions, and some medications may be prescribed if additional treatment is needed; Therefore, it is best to let your doctor know the following before taking this medicine:
- If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant or breast-feeding your baby.
- If you are unwell or have a fever.
- If you have digestive problems such as gastroesophageal reflux disease, diarrhea, colitis.
- If you have glaucoma eye disease.
- If you have epilepsy.
- If you have myasthenia gravis.
- If you have Down Syndrome.
- If you are taking certain medications. These medicines include all the medicines available, whether you are prescribed them or taking them without a doctor’s prescription, such as herbal medicines and complementary medicines.
- If you have a history of an allergic reaction to another medicine.
Side effects of scopolamine skin patch
All medications can cause side effects. But many consumers also do not experience any side effects. Some of the side effects go away after a short time of taking the medicine. In case of persistent side effects, the physician should be informed.
- Drowsiness and confusion: In this case, avoid driving and working with tools.
- Blurred vision and photosensitivity: Wearing sunglasses can help. Avoid working and driving until vision improves.
- Dry mouth: Chew sugar-free gum.
- Constipation: Eat a balanced diet. Drink several glasses of water daily.
- Hot flashes and fever: Drink plenty of water. Keep yourself cool so your body doesn’t get dehydrated.
- Problems with urination, dry skin: Consult your doctor if these problems occur.
Consult your doctor if you have any other symptoms that you feel are due to the use of a scopolamine skin patch.
Excessive use of scopolamine skin patch (drug poisoning)
- Do not take more scopolamine than your doctor prescribes.
- If you feel that someone has been poisoned and has symptoms such as severe drowsiness, mental and mood changes (confusion, hallucinations), rapid and abnormal heartbeat, seizures, hot or dry skin, shortness of breath, fainting and weakness (fainting ) See him, call the emergency number immediately.
Storage conditions of scopolamine skin patch
- Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.
- Store the medicine in a cool, dry place away from heat and direct sunlight.