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Scopolamine Patch Side Effects

A number of side effects were reported during clinical studies on the scopolamine patch, including some problems that are potentially serious. Seek medical treatment right away if you are using this medicated patch and develop problems like difficulty passing urine, hallucinations, or disorientation. Some of the most commonly reported side effects of this product include dry mouth, drowsiness, and dizziness.

An Introduction to Side Effects of Scopolamine Patch

Just like any medicine, scopolamine patch (Transderm Scop®) can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the medication will have problems. In fact, many people tolerate it quite well. If side effects do occur, in many cases, they are minor and either require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider.
(This article covers many, but not all, of the possible side effects with the scopolamine patch. Your healthcare provider can discuss a more complete list with you.)

Serious Scopolamine Patch Side Effects

Some side effects of the scopolamine patch are potentially serious and should be reported immediately to your healthcare provider. These include but are not limited to:
  • Worsening of glaucoma
  • Painful, red, dilated eyes (which may be a symptom of glaucoma)
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Hallucinations
  • Agitation
  • Rambling speech
  • Any unusual or unexpected behavior
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • A rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
  • An irregular heart rhythm (arrhythmia)
  • Signs of an allergic reaction, such as:
    • An unexplained rash
    • Hives
    • Itching
    • Unexplained swelling, especially of the mouth, lips, or throat
    • Wheezing
    • Difficulty breathing or swallowing.

Scopolamine Patch Information

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