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Can a Scopolamine Patch Be Cut?

The scopolamine patch (Transderm Scop®) is prescribed to help prevent nausea and vomiting in adults. Specifically, it is used to prevent these symptoms when they are caused by motion sickness, anesthesia, or surgery. This patch is placed behind the ear at least four hours before the effect is desired.
 
There is only one standard dosage of scopolamine patches. However, the amount of time you wear the patch will depend on the reason it is being used. Do not cut a scopolamine patch, as it may cause the medication to be released too quickly. Also, do not use more than one patch at a time.
 
(For more details on these patches, click Scopolamine Patch Dosage. This Web selection takes a closer look at this medication, including helpful tips on when and how to apply it.)
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