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Generic: scopolamine
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It is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, anesthesia and surgery.

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What is this medicine?

SCOPOLAMINE (skoe POL a meen) is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, anesthesia and surgery.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • glaucoma
  • kidney or liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction (especially skin allergy) to scopolamine, atropine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. One patch contains enough medicine to prevent motion sickness for up to 3 days. Apply the patch at least 4 hours before you need it and only wear one disc at a time. Choose an area behind the ear, that is clean, dry, hairless and free from any cuts or irritation. Wipe the area with a clean dry tissue. Peel off the plastic backing of the skin patch, trying not to touch the adhesive side with your hands. Do not cut the patches. Firmly apply to the area you have chosen, with the metallic side of the patch to the skin and the tan- colored side showing. Once firmly in place, wash your hands well with soap and water. Remove the disc after 3 days, or sooner if you no longer need it. After removing the patch, wash your hands and the area behind your ear thoroughly with soap and water. The patch will still contain some medicine after use. To avoid accidental contact or ingestion by children or pets, fold the used patch in half with the sticky side together and throw away in the trash out of the reach of children and pets. If you need to use a second patch after you remove the first, place it behind the other ear.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

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