Scopoderm
  • Scopoderm

Scopoderm

Medication features

  • Prevents and relieves symptoms of motion sickness
  • 1.5mg hyoscine (Scopolamine) patches (1mg absorbed per 72 hours)
  • Each patch lasts up to 72 hours

Overview

Buy Scopoderm Patches Online in the UK

You can buy Scopoderm patches online from our UK registered online doctor and pharmacy. Complete a short assessment for our doctors and if appropriate, they will be able to issue a free prescription that is given to our pharmacy team to dispense. Once dispensed the medicine gets sent directly to you via the Royal Mail service in 1-5 working days.

What are Scopoderm patches?

Scopoderm patches, also known as hyoscine patches contain the active substance hyoscine hydrobromide. This is also known as Scopolamine. This medicine is used to prevent the symptoms of motion sickness from boat, train, car, or air travel. The symptoms of travel sickness it can prevent are nausea, vomiting, and loss of balance.

How do Scopoderm patches work?

The active ingredient prevents signals that occur from the balance centre of the ears to the vomiting centre of the brain. Weakening the signal provides protection from nausea and vomiting due to motion.

Scopoderm alternatives

There are some alternative medicines in tablet form if you have skin sensitivity and cannot use patches. 

These are:

  • Kwells - 300mcg Hyoscine
  • Avomine - 25mg Promethazine (Note: not available online, see your pharmacist or doctor)

FAQ

Can I drive whilst using Scopoderm patches?

If the patches make you drowsy, dizzy or affect vision you should not drive or operate heavy machinery. Also, care should be taken after removal of the patch as it can take 24 hours or longer for the effects of the patch to wear off.

Can I drink alcohol whilst using Scopoderm patches?

It is best to avoid alcohol whilst using the patches and you should not drink alcohol until the effects of the patch have worn off which can take 24 hours or more.

Can I apply more than one patch at a time?

No, only one patch needs to be applied at a time. Applying more patches can cause potentially dangerous side effects.

Can I use Scopoderm patches while pregnant or breastfeeding?

No, it is not recommended to use these patches while pregnant or breastfeeding without direct advice from a healthcare professional.

Side Effects

Scopoderm side effects

Like all medicines, Scopoderm may cause some side effects although not everyone will experience them. 

Some side effects you may experience are:

  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty focusing on faraway objects
  • Irritation of the skin where the patch is placed

 

Side effects may persist for up to 24 hours after removing the patch. Care should be taken if you have experienced any side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness or changes in vision if you plan on operating a vehicle or machinery.

If a rash develops on the skin, remove the patch and seek medical attention.

For a full list of possible side effects, you may read the patient information leaflet.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medicines you should read the patient information leaflet for the full manufacturer details on the given treatment.

Directions

How to use Scopoderm Patches

Always use this medicine how your doctor or pharmacist told you. Do not exceed the recommended dose of one patch per 72 hours. In 72 hours the average amount of medicine absorbed is 1mg.

Adults and elderly

Apply the patch about 5-6 hours or more before you expect to experience the motion that may lead to motion sickness. Replace the patch every 72 hours as required.

How to apply the patch:

  1. Remove the patch from the sachet and peel off the backing.
  2. Firmly press the sticky side onto the hairless area of the skin just behind the ear and upper neck. Do not place onto broken or damaged skin.
  3. Wash your hands thoroughly after application. Do not touch your eyes before washing your hands as hyoscine can affect vision.
  4. Once the motion has finished or 72 hours have passed, remove the patch. Fold the patch in on itself, trying not to touch the sticky side. Dispose of the patch safely.
  5. Wash your hands thoroughly after removing the patch. Wash the area of skin the patch was applied to.

Warnings

Scopoderm Warnings

Elderly

The elderly may be more prone to the side effects of this medicine.

Children

The patch may be used in children aged 10 or above. It is not recommended for children younger than 10.

Alcohol and Scopoderm

Do not drink alcohol while the patch is applied or 24 hours after its removal. Doing so can increase the risk of side effects.

Driving and operating machines

Ensure you do not drive or operate machinery if you experience drowsiness, changes in vision, or dizziness while wearing the patch or for up to 24 hours after the patch is removed.

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

Do not use this medicine while pregnant or breastfeeding without the direct introduction of a healthcare professional.

Do not take Scopoderm if you:

  • Have any allergies to any of the ingredients
  • Have glaucoma or a history of glaucoma
  • Suffer from epilepsy
  • Have liver or kidney disease
  • Have a known skin hypersensitivity to Scopoderm patches

Other Medicines and Scopoderm

You must tell your doctor or pharmacist all the medicines you are currently taking before using Scopoderm patches as some medicines can interact causing increased side effects for one or both treatments or reduction of effectiveness of one or both treatments.

This includes:

  • Drugs that act on the brain
  • Allergy medicines
  • Antidepressants
  • Parkinsons medicines
  • Antiarrhythmics
  • Other travel sickness medicine

Ingredients

Scopoderm Ingredients

Each patch contains the active ingredient hyoscine 1.5mg.

The other ingredients are light mineral oil, polyisobutylene and polypropylene.

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