When and How to Use This PatchSome general considerations to keep in mind during treatment with the scopolamine patch include the following:
- Scopolamine patch is applied to the skin at least four hours before the effect is desired.
- When used before surgery, it is usually recommended to apply the patch the night before (or an hour before a cesarean section to minimize exposure to the baby), and leave it in place until 24 hours after surgery.
- For motion sickness, the patch can remain in place for up to three days, after which it can be replaced with a new patch if necessary.
- Wear only one patch at a time.
- Apply the patch to a clean, hairless area behind the ear. Wash your hands thoroughly after application.
- The patch can be worn while swimming, showering, bathing, or exercising. However, it sticks best if it is not exposed to too much water. If it falls off, simply replace it with a new one.
- Do not cut the patch or fold it sharply, as this may cause the medication to be released too quickly.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
Dosing Information for Scopolamine PatchThere is only one standard dose of the scopolamine patch, regardless of your age or weight.
As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Scopolamine Patch Dosage for more information.)