What is Scopolamine Patch?

Category: Prescription Drugs

Most popular types: Transderm Scop Scopoderm

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Scopolamine patch, an anticholinergic agent used for the prevention of nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness and recovery from anesthesia and surgery.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Excess saliva 44 16
Nausea 9 2
Vertigo 8 6
Drooling 3 1
Motion sickness 2 1

Show all 8 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 2
Moderate 3
Mild 3
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Scopolamine Patch

Side effect Patients Percentage
Blurry vision 1
Dizziness 1
Dry mouth 1
Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence) 1
Skin irritation 1
Skin lesions 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Scopolamine Patch

Dosage Patients Percentage
1.5 mg weekly 1
13.9 mcg weekly 1
1PATCH as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Scopolamine Patch

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 10
Side effects too severe 6
Course of treatment ended 4
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 20 patients who've stopped taking Scopolamine Patch

Duration

Currently taking Scopolamine Patch

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped taking Scopolamine Patch

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 3
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 20
Usually 3
Sometimes 4
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 22
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 2
$50-99 8
$25-49 1
< $25 9
Not specified 7

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Scopolamine Patch after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Atropine ophthalmic 2
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Glycopyrrolate (Robinul) 1
Meclizine (Meclizine OTC) 1

Patients stopped taking Scopolamine Patch and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Atropine ophthalmic 1
Meclizine (Meclizine OTC) 1
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6 patient evaluations for Scopolamine Patch

Aug 22, 2011 (Started Apr 21, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: never felt nauseas while on it
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 23, 2010 (Started Nov 09, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: The patch kept coming off in the shower.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Feb 11, 2010 (Started Apr 25, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess saliva)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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