What Is Scopolamine Patch Used For?
What About Off-Label Uses?On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than for preventing nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness, anesthesia, or surgery. This is called an "off-label" use. Using the drug to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting due any other cause, such as chemotherapy, would be an off-label use.
This medication is frequently used off-label in hospice (end-of-life) care to cause sedation and help with breathing problems and excess salivation. There is also some interest in using the drug to treat depression.