Ear Channel
Topics & Medications
Related Channels

Scopolamine Patch in Children

Scopolamine patch (Transderm Scop®) is a medicated skin patch prescribed to prevent nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness, anesthesia, or surgery. It is only approved for use in adults. Children should not use scopolamine patches, as this medication has not been adequately studied in this age group. Also, children may be more likely to develop side effects from this product.
As a type of belladonna alkaloid, the scopolamine patch causes various effects in the body, which can either be desirable effects or adverse side effects. One of these effects helps prevent or suppress nausea. It is thought that this effect of the scopolamine patch is mostly due to the effects within the brain, rather than effects directly on the digestive tract.
(Click What Is Scopolamine Patch Used For? to learn more, including details on the drug's off-label uses.)
6 Quick Tips for Getting Kids to Take Medicine
Referring Pages:
Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.