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Scopolamine Patch - Overview
The scopolamine patch, marketed under the name Transderm Scop, is a prescription transdermal patch used in the prevention of nausea and vomiting. Push Health can connect people who might need a scopolamine patch with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe Transderm Scop if safe and appropriate to do so.
Scopolamine - Mechanism of Action
The scopolamine patch (Transderm Scop) utilizes a transdermal patch system to deliver the medication. Scopolamine itself is an anticholinergic agent and a belladonna alkaloid. Scopolamine binds to muscarinic receptor sites in the parasympathetic nervous system and affects smooth muscles that are sensitive to acetylcholine. It is believed that scopolamine functions by impeding communication (cholinergic transmission) from the reticular formation of the vomiting center and the vestibular nuclei, implying a central nervous system effect. Through the transdermal patch, scopolamine attains peak levels in the plasma at around 24 hours with initial amount being detectable at 4 hours. Scopolamine has an observed half-life of approximately 9.5 hours and only a small percentage of the unchanged version of the drug is excreted in the urine. Scopolamine can also block the secretion of sweat.
Transdermal Scopolamine Patch - Dose and Cost
Scopolamine patches are typically available as circular, flat, continuous release patches containing scopolamine 1.5 mg that are placed behind the ear (postauricular). With this design, Transderm Scop patches are made to deliver scopolamine 1 mg over three days. Scopolamine itself is a viscous liquid that is embedded into a drug reservoir into the patch. A scopolamine patch (Transderm Scop) is a moderately affordable medication available for $7 per patch at many pharmacies once a prescription has been written for the medication. The cost associated with a scopolamine patch may be covered by the cost of one's insurance plan. Additionally, scopolamine coupons may be available online for people who are looking to reduce the cost even further. Scopolamine patches should be stored at 20° C to 25° C.
Can I Buy A Scopolamine Patch Online?
The scopolamine patch (Transderm Scop) requires a prescription from a medical provider in the United States before it can be dispensed by a pharmacy. As a result, scopolamine is not available over-the-counter (OTC) and one cannot simply buy scopolamine patches online. However, Push Health helps people who need a scopolamine patch connect with a medical provider who can, when appropriate, write a scopolamine (Transderm Scop) prescription that can be made available at a pharmacy.
Scopolamine Patch - Side Effects
A scopolamine patch, like other medications, can cause side effects. Side effects from scopolamine use include dry mouth, urinary retention, visual changes and drowsiness. Scopolamine should generally not be used in conjunction with other medications or in patients with glaucoma, seizures, psychosis, intestinal obstruction, bladder obstruction or the elderly. People who have had hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to scopolamine or other belladonna alkaloids should not use the medication. Scopolamine and alcohol should not be used together. Any questions regarding scopolamine's side effects should be discussed with one's pharmacist and medical provider before use.
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Last updated February 13, 2020. Given the evolving nature of medicine and science, this information might not be accurate and should not be construed as medical advice or diagnosis / treatment recommendations. Please consult a licensed medical provider if you have additional questions.