- The box contains 2 patches
- The main ingredient is hyoscine 1mg
- A patch should be used for 3 days/72hrs
Scopoderm travel sickness patches
Scopoderm patches belong to a group of medications called antiemetics which are used for travel sickness. They contain an active ingredient called Hyoscine. Scopoderm patches help with the feeling of sickness, vomiting, and vertigo which is the loss of balance. Travel sickness occurs when your bodies internal balance system gets confused receiving different messages from your eyes and rest of your body which in turn causes the symptoms of travel sickness.
Scopoderm patches work by preventing signals from the balance centre in your ears sending messages to the vomiting centre in the brain hence reducing the likelihood of being sick.
Can I drive whilst using Scopoderm patches?
It depends on yourself as the patches could potentially make you drowsy and if you are drowsy 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 has 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.
Side Effects of Scopoderm
As with all medications, there are some side effects, although not everybody gets them. Some of the sides effects associated with Scopoderm are dry mouth, drowsiness, and blurred vision. A full list of side effects can be seen in the patient information leaflet and it is always advised you read this prior to taking any medication.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
The patches are to be applied directly to the skin 5 to 6 hours prior to travel. The patch should be applied to a clean, dry and hairless area behind the ear. The patch works for 3 days so if you are traveling for longer than this take it off and apply another. It is water resistant and is unlikely to come off in the water, however, it is suggested that you don’t stay in the water too long. If the patch does accidentally come off carefully dispose of it and apply another.
Please read all patient information leaflets with your medication. Make sure you know the side effects and discontinue use if any serious side effects occur, and contact your GP.
Do not use Scopoderm patches if:
- You are allergic to hyoscine or any another of the ingredients which can be seen in the patient information leaflet.
- You have had glaucoma or have glaucoma currently.
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