scopolamine, Transderm-Scop (cont.)

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PREPARATIONS: Disc (Patch): 1 mg over 72 hours

STORAGE: Transderm Scop should be stored at room temperature 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F).

DOSING: To prevent nausea after surgery 1 patch is applied behind the ear (both ears for caesarian section) 1 hour before surgery and left in place for 24 hours.

The recommended adult dose for preventing motion sickness is one disc every three days. The disc is applied to the hairless area behind the ear at least 4 hours before the effects are desired. If therapy is needed for more than three days, the first disc is discarded, and a second disc is applied behind the opposite ear. To prevent contact with eyes and visual disturbances, the hands should be washed with soap and water after handling the patch.

DRUG INTERACTIONS: Alcohol, tranquilizers, sedatives, and other drugs that cause drowsiness may worsen the drowsiness caused by scopolamine. Scopolamine slows passage of materials including drugs through the stomach and intestines. This may reduce the absorption of some drugs. Drugs that have anticholinergic effects increase the anticholinergic side effects of scopolamine. Examples of such drugs include belladonna alkaloids, antihistamines (including meclizine [Antivert, Bonine, Meni-D, Antrizine]), tricyclic antidepressants, and muscle relaxants.

PREGNANCY: Use in pregnant women has not been adequately evaluated.

NURSING MOTHERS: Scopolamine is excreted in breast milk.

Medically reviewed by Eni Williams, PharmD

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/12/2015

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