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Scopolamine Patches For Seasickness
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.
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
Is there a medication I can take to help my motion sickness? Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) makes me drowsy. I have glaucoma - am I allowed to take scopolomine?
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
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
Yes: Both medicines are used for nausea but act in different mechanisms and target nausea of different etiologies. ...Read more
I am traveling to paris and have a scopolamine patch - can I also take my klonopin (clonazepam) during the flight? It is. 5 mg which I can split in half
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
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
No: Transdermal scopolamine does not have any known interactions with birth control pills. ...Read more
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
On line prescription: You may want to try online with a prescription from your physician. ...Read more
My husband started on a scopolamine patch for excess saliva. He has rosacea w/irritation behind both ears. Can the patch be applied elsewhere?
Scopolamine patch is making my pupils dilated & blurred vision, dry mouth wore the patch 3 days plus new patch 12hrs. How long will side effects last?
Dry mouth is a side: Dry mouth is a side effect.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer