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Dr. Patricia Foster
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Scopolamine (Overview)

Scopolamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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What is a transderm scop (scopolamine) reaction?

What is a transderm scop (scopolamine) reaction?

Dry mouth and other: Many people get dry mouth but other temporary side effects include some drowsiness, blurred vision (be careful to wash your hands and not get the patch material into your eyes). Less commonly, difficulty emptying the bladder, confusion, hallucinations, memory changes, restlessness, changes in heart rate, and local skin irritation. Test it out at home before taking this on trip or cruise. ...Read more

Dr. Patricia Foster
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Scopolamine (Overview)

Scopolamine is an inotrope which is a kind of heart failure drug (cardiovascular drug).


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Mother gets moderate rebound anticholinergic symptoms after transderm scopolamine removal. What can be used for treatment/prophylaxis?

Mother gets moderate rebound anticholinergic symptoms after transderm scopolamine removal. What can be used for treatment/prophylaxis?

Rebound cholinergic: Scopolamine is anticholinergic, and rebound symptoms after discontinuation of long-term treatment therefore would be cholinergic, such as urinary frequency, diarrhea, nausea/vomiting, salivation, slow heart rate, rather than anticholinergic like inability to urinate, constipation. Meds with anticholinergic side effects such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) can help such symptoms. ...Read more

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Transderm scop (scopolamine) patch effective?

Transderm scop (scopolamine) patch effective?

Yes: Taken from the fda-approved package insert: "clinical results: in 195 adult subjects of different racial origins who participated in clinical efficacy studies at sea or in a controlled motion environment, there was a 75% reduction in the incidence of motion-induced nausea and vomiting." these results also held for postop patients getting the patch. ...Read more

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I have the transderm scop (scopolamine) patches and dramamine. Which one will work better with less side effects?

I have the transderm scop (scopolamine) patches and dramamine. Which one will work better with less side effects?

I prefer scop patch: I find that transderm scop (scopolamine) is both well tolerated and effective. Perhaps even better is half a scop patch, but if you do this, carefully wash your hands after cutting / applying to keep the scopolamine off your fingers & out of your eyes. Another prescription favorite is zofran (ondansetron) which is quite effective for nausea. ...Read more

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R dialated pupil for 6 days. Poss side effect of transderm scop (scopolamine) patch, risks with it being dialated this long? How get back! HELP!

R dialated pupil for 6 days. Poss side effect of transderm scop (scopolamine) patch, risks with it being dialated this long? How get back! HELP!

Scopolamine SEs: this medication can certainly cause a dilated pupil on the side of use. Generally the patch is worn for 3 days - so I wonder how long you've had it on? Also if u touch the gluey surface of the patch, then rub your eye you can dilate the pupil that way by getting the medicine directly in your eye. If no patch is being used now & pupil still dilated, u should see an eye doc today. Hope u feel better ...Read more

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What is scopolamine used for?

What is scopolamine used for?

Scopolamine: Scopolamine is used for "Treating certain types of muscle problems (eg, some Parkinson-like conditions, certain muscle spasm problems) and certain stomach or intestinal problems (eg, irritable colon syndrome), and for preventing nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness." See: http://www.drugs.com/cdi/scopolamine.html ...Read more

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Can children take scopolamine?

Can children take scopolamine?

Not recommended.: The scopolamine patch is not recommended for use in children. Children are more susceptible to the side effects of the medication which can include pupil dilation, hallucinations, and lazy eye. Scopolamine hydrobromide, the injected form, may be used in children at reduced doses, but that’s not the form we uses on ourselves as patients, and it’s no longer available in the U.S. ...Read more

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Who should not take scopolamine?

Who should not take scopolamine?

Scopolamine: "ransderm Sc?p is contraindicated in the following populations: Patients with angle closure glaucoma. Persons who are hypersensitive to the drug scopolamine or other belladonna alkaloids or to any ingredient or component in the formulation or delivery system." See: http://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailymed/drugInfo.cfm?setid=4d705c57-fa98-46e0-97f3-38e1b0ada76b ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Transderm Scop (Definition)

Transderm Scop is an inotrope which is a kind of heart ...Read more