Scopoderm

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Scopoderm

Used for the treatment of Travel Sickness

  • Relieves travel sickness
  • Convenient patch form
  • Contains anti-sickness medicine
From £18.99

Scopoderm is an antiemetic drug, used to prevent sickness and nausea (especially motion sickness and vertigo).

Scopoderm contains hyoscine which belongs to the group of medicines called anti-emetics or anti-sickness medicines. This substance blocks the nausea and prevents you from feeling sick.

While travelling can be exciting, people who suffer from motion sickness can struggle with daily life. Whether they are affected on planes, cars, trains, buses or boats, it all falls under the umbrella of motion sickness and it disrupts travelling rather a lot.

Taking Scopoderm ensures you can travel without worries of feeling unwell.

Always follow the guidance given in the enclosed patient information leaflet and be sure to read it before commencing use of the medicine.

Wash hands before applying and then start by removing the patch from the sachet. Peel off the clear backing and press the sticky side firmly onto clean, dry and hair-free skin behind the ear, making sure to hold the patch around the edges so as not to touch the sticky substance.

Wash your hands again after application and do not touch the patch once it’s in place. Once your journey is complete, simply peel the patch off and dispose of it carefully, again washing your hands and the area of skin that it was adhered to.

The patches can be worn up to 3 days at a time but if you are travelling for longer than this then you can simply swap to a new patch after the three day period is over. You can swim and bathe with the patch on, as long as you have applied it properly.

Scopoderm patches contain hyoscine at a strength of 1.5mg per patch. The recommended dose is one patch at a time for a maximum of three days.

If you forget to use your Scopoderm then apply it as soon as you remember. However, do not apply two to make up for a forgotten application.

If you use more Scopoderm than you should then you may feel restless, overexcited or confused. Remove the patches as soon as you realise and contact a doctor if symptoms of an overdose persist.

Before taking this medication, you should always first check that it is suitable for you and any of your associated medical conditions. Do not take Scopoderm if you have:

  • have glaucoma or a history of glaucoma (pressure behind the eye)
  • are allergic (hypersensitive) to hyoscine or any of the other ingredients in the patch

Take special caution and talk to a doctor before taking Scopoderm if any of the following apply:

  • suffer from pyloric stenosis (a condition which affects your stomach)
  • have problems urinating due to a bladder obstruction
  • have a blockage of your intestines
  • are an elderly patient or have any metabolic, liver or kidney disease
  • suffer from epilepsy (increased number of fits have been reported)
  • have had pain in the eyes, blurred vision, or see rainbow-coloured halos around light

Because of the way that medications interact with each other, you should talk to a doctor before taking Scopoderm if you are already taking any of the following medications:

  • Alcohol
  • other drugs acting on the brain
  • antiallergic medicines
  • Antidepressants
  • antiparkinsons and antivirals
  • Antiarrhythmics
  • other travel sickness medicines.

Do not take Scopoderm if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should also avoid alcohol while taking Scopoderm, as the drug can add to the alcohol’s effects.

The most common side effects of Scopoderm are:

  • Dryness of the mouth
  • Drowsiness, dizziness
  • Frequently blurring of (near) vision and enlargement of the pupils (sometimes in one eye only)
  • Loss of ability to focus on close or far objects

You should cease using Scopoderm immediately and contact your doctor if you experience any serious side effects or if you notice signs of an allergic reaction.

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