Transderm Scop (Scopolamine)
(℞) Prescription required. Can not be split. Product of Canada. Shipped from Canada. Transderm Scop is also marketed internationally under the name Transderm-V.
To comply with Canadian International Pharmacy Association regulations you are permitted to order a 3-month supply or the closest package size available based on your personal prescription. read more
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- After washing the area behind the ear, wipe the area with a clean, dry tissue to ensure that the area is dry. Avoid placing on areas of your skin that have cuts, pain, or tenderness.
- Remove the patch from its protective pouch. Peel off the clear plastic protective strip and discard it. Don't touch the exposed adhesive layer with your fingers.
- Place the adhesive side against the skin.
- After you have placed the patch behind your ear, wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Before using scopolamine patches,
- tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to scopolamine, other belladonna alkaloids, any other medications, or any of the ingredients in scopolamine patches. Ask your doctor or pharmacist, check the package label, or check the Medication Guide for a list of the ingredients.
- tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications, vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbal products you are taking or plan to take. Be sure to mention any of the following: antihistamines such as meclizine (Antivert, Bonine, others); medications for anxiety, irritable bowel disease, motion sickness, pain, Parkinson's disease, seizures or urinary problems; muscle relaxants; sedatives; sleeping pills; tranquilizers; or tricyclic antidepressants such as desipramine (Norpramin), clomipramine (Anafranil), imipramine (Tofranil), and trimipramine (Surmontil) Many other medications may also interact with scopolamine patch, so be sure to tell your doctor about all the medications you are taking, even those that do not appear on this list.
- tell your doctor if you have angle-closure glaucoma (a condition where the fluid is suddenly blocked and unable to flow out of the eye causing a quick, severe increase in eye pressure which may lead to a loss of vision). Your doctor will probably tell you not to use scopolamine patch.
- tell your doctor if you have or have ever had open-angle glaucoma (increase in internal eye pressure that damages the optic nerve); seizures; psychotic disorders (conditions that cause difficulty telling the difference between things or ideas that are real and things or ideas that are not real); stomach or intestinal obstruction; difficulty urinating; preeclampsia (condition during pregnancy with increased blood pressure, high protein levels in the urine, or organ problems); or heart, liver, or kidney disease.
- tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while using scopolamine patches, call your doctor immediately.
- if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using scopolamine patches.
- you should know that scopolamine patch may make you drowsy. Do not drive a car or operate machinery until you know how scopolamine patches will affect you. If you participate in water sports, use caution because this medication can have disorienting effects.
- talk to your doctor about the safe use of alcoholic beverages while using this medication. Alcohol can make the side effects caused by scopolamine patches worse.
- talk to your doctor about the risks and benefits of using scopolamine if you are 65 years of age or older. Older adults should not usually use scopolamine because it is not as safe or effective as other medications that can be used to treat the same condition.
- dry mouth
- dilated pupils
- sore throat
- eye pain, redness, or discomfort; blurred vision; seeing halos or colored images
- seeing things or hearing voices that do not exist (hallucinating)
- believing things that are not true
- not trusting others or feeling that others want to hurt you
- difficulty speaking
- painful or difficulty urinating
- stomach pain, nausea, or vomiting