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 37 12
Vertigo 5 4
Drooling 3 1
Nausea 3 2
Motion sickness 1 0
Multiple Sclerosis 1 0

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

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 16

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Scopolamine Patch

Side effect Patients
Blurry vision 1
Dry mouth 1
Eye pain 1
Skin irritation 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Scopolamine Patch

Dosage Patients
13.9 mcg weekly 3
1.5 mg m,w,f 1
27.8 mcg weekly 1
1.5mg as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Scopolamine Patch

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 8
Side effects too severe 5
Course of treatment ended 3
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Scopolamine Patch

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Scopolamine Patch

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 4
2 - 5 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 16
Usually 3
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 16
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 5
$25-49 1
< $25 8
Not specified 6

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Scopolamine Patch after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Botulinum Toxin Type A (Botox) 1
Glycopyrrolate (Robinul) 1

Patients stopped taking Scopolamine Patch and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Atropine ophthalmic 1
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6 patient evaluations for Scopolamine Patch

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froginmadison
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froginmadison
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: n
I have:
ALS

See froginmadison's full Scopolamine Patch history

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
Skymaster47
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Skymaster47
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Skymaster47's full Scopolamine Patch history

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
donhing
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donhing
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vg
I have:
ALS

See donhing's full Scopolamine Patch history

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
Last updated:
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