Scopolamine Patch Side Effects
Common Side EffectsScopolamine patch has been studied extensively in clinical trials. In these studies, the side effects were carefully documented.
When used to prevent motion sickness, the most common scopolamine patch side effects included:
- Dry mouth -- in about 66 percent of people
- Drowsiness -- about 16 percent
- Temporary blurred vision and pupil dilation -- percentages not reported.
When used for preventing nausea and vomiting due to surgery and/or anesthesia, the most common side effects included:
- Dry mouth -- in up to 29 percent of people
- Dizziness -- up to 12 percent.
Final ThoughtsYou may experience some or none of the scopolamine patch side effects listed in this article. Unfortunately, there is no way for your healthcare provider to know beforehand if you will have problems with a medicine that you have never tried.
Therefore, make sure to let your healthcare provider know if you develop any side effects while using scopolamine patch or if something "just does not seem right." While it may not be related to the medication, your healthcare provider will be able to diagnose and treat the problem.