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Doctor insights on: Scopolamine Patches For Seasickness

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Can healthy 17 and 15 yr olds take scopolamine or is there a better med for seasickness that won't put them to sleep? Will be in very stormy seas.

Can healthy 17 and 15 yr olds take scopolamine or is there a better med for seasickness that won't put them to sleep? Will be in very stormy seas.

Drowsy drowsy: There are several medications which can be used to prevent seasickness, but unfortunately many of them do cause drowsiness, such as promethazine, cyclizine, scopolamine and others.
There is a prescription anti-nausea tablet called ondansetron which does not cause as much drowsiness, but isn't necessarily the best for prevention of seasickness. Dramamine works but has more side-effects. ...Read more

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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How effective is scopolamine for treating motion sickness?

How effective is scopolamine for treating motion sickness?

Scopolamine: Scopolamine is very effective in treating motion sickness in some people. ...Read more

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Can transderm scopolamine patches cause extreme tremors?

Can transderm scopolamine patches cause extreme tremors?

Yes as can--: Any dopamine antoagonists. You need to discuss alternatives with your doctor. ...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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Scopolamine patch used to treat vertigo, does this work?

Scopolamine patch used to treat vertigo, does this work?

Worth a try: This rather large reservoir patch gained acclaim in preventing car and sea sickness, and does seem to help other causes of vertigo, on occasion. ...Read more

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Can I take Zofran with a transderm scop (scopolamine) patch on?

Can I take Zofran with a transderm scop (scopolamine) patch on?

Yes: Both medicines are used for nausea but act in different mechanisms and target nausea of different etiologies. ...Read more

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Can transdermal scopolamine patches be removed and reapplied? My insurance won't cover them, and I usually only need them for a single day.

Can transdermal scopolamine patches be removed and reapplied? My insurance won't cover them, and I usually only need them for a single day.

Well, ...: Anecdotally people have used them over and say they worked, but it is NOT recommended to re-use medication patches once taken off. ...Read more

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Transderm scop (scopolamine) patch and pregnancy a problem?

Transderm scop (scopolamine) patch and pregnancy a problem?

Not known for sure.: There are no adequate and well-controlled studies of transdermal scopolamine in pregnant women. It should be used in pregnancy only if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the baby; this is something that your obstetrician will have to determine. ...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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Is scopolamine patch safe with 20 month child?

Is scopolamine patch safe with 20 month child?

No: If you are concerned about motion sickness in a child that age, dimenhydrinate sold as Dramamine has an indication for children 2-5 and the lower dose would be safe if his weight is over 10 kg. The patch is dosed for adults. ...Read more

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Can the transderm scop (scopolamine) patch cause birth control to fail?

Can the transderm scop (scopolamine) patch cause birth control to fail?

No: Transdermal scopolamine does not have any known interactions with birth control pills. ...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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My husband started on a scopolamine patch for excess saliva. He has rosacea w/irritation behind both ears. Can the patch be applied elsewhere?

My husband started on a scopolamine patch for excess saliva. He has rosacea w/irritation behind both ears. Can the patch be applied elsewhere?

Probably the glue...: He's probably not having a reaction to the medication itself, but rather the adhesive in the patch. Speak with your doctor about other delivery methods, though this may necessitate a different medication. ...Read more

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Could you take Xanax (alprazolam) with transderm-scop patches?

Could you take Xanax (alprazolam) with transderm-scop patches?

Yes: If you are traveling and experiencing anxiety and air or sea sickness, both medications can be used. The prescribing doctor needs to know about it, and if you have received it from one doctor, that doctor should be the one you are asking, or the dispensing pharmacist, who can ask you necessary questions and knows your medication history. People should be asking their prescribers/pharmacists. ...Read more

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
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