What is Scopolamine?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Buscopan Hyoscine butylbromide Kwells Show all

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See also: Hyoscine hydrobromide

Scopolamine, also known as hyoscine, is a tropane alkaloid drug obtained from plants of the family Solanaceae (nightshades), such as henbane or jimson weed (Datura species). It is used in ALS/MND to reduce excessive saliva.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Irritable bowel syndrome 23 17
Stomach pain 17 8
Bowel irritability 12 6
Abdominal cramps 5 9
Excess saliva 4 1

Show all 26 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 6
None 25

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Scopolamine

Side effect Patients Percentage
Blurry vision 2
Blindness right eye 1
Constipation 1
Dry mouth 1
Feeling hot/overheating 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Scopolamine

Dosage Patients Percentage
10 mg three times daily 1
20 mg four times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Scopolamine

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 6
Doctor's advice 3
Expense 2
Side effects too severe 2
Personal research 1
See all 19 patients who've stopped taking Scopolamine

Duration

Currently taking Scopolamine

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Scopolamine

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 11
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 4
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 25
Usually 5
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 2
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 4
Not at all hard to take 29
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 0
< $25 17
Not specified 16

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Scopolamine after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Alverine (Spasmonal) 2
Hyoscine - metamizol (Buscopan Compositum) 1
Mebeverine (Colofac) 1

Patients stopped taking Scopolamine and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Alverine (Spasmonal) 1
Dicyclomine (Bentyl) 1
Hyoscine - metamizol (Buscopan Compositum) 1
Meclizine (Meclizine OTC) 1
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4 patient evaluations for Scopolamine

Apr 2, 2018 (Started Jul 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for abdominal cramps)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for menstrual cramps)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in lower left abdomen)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for pain in lower right abdomen)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for upset stomach)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 29, 2011 (Started Jul 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 14, 2011 (Started Jul 30, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 21, 2013 (Started Sep 26, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 24, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stomach Cramps and IBS)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 Daily
Advice & Tips: this drug is fantastic 4 cramps when my ibs flares up its a life saver ?

  • 0 helpful marks
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