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Scopolamine Patch

Important Information for You Healthcare Provider

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using this medication if you have:
  • An irregular heart rhythm
  • A history of psychosis or other serious mental illnesses
  • Glaucoma
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • An enlarged prostate, also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)
  • Ever had an obstruction (blockage) of the digestive tract
  • A seizure disorder (epilepsy) or a history of seizures
  • Plans to undergo an MRI
  • Any allergies, including to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Precautions and Warnings With Scopolamine Patch to learn more, including information on who should not use the drug.)

How Does It Work?

Scopolamine patch belongs to a group of medications known as belladonna alkaloids. These medications cause a variety of effects in the body, which can either be desirable effects or side effects. One of these effects (known as an "anticholinergic effect") is to help 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.

Scopolamine Patch Information

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