Scopoderm Travel Sickness 2 Patches
Scopoderm Travel Sickness 2 Patches
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Scopoderm 1.5mg Patches are used to prevent the symptoms of motion sickness such as nausea, vomiting and vertigo which can occur when travelling by boat, train or car. They contain the active ingredient hyoscine, a medicine known as an anti-emetic or anti-sickness medicine.
Travel sickness occurs when your body's internal balancing system becomes confused by receiving different messages - your eyes say one thing about the position of your body, but your balance mechanisms tell you differently. Anyone can suffer from travel sickness: children are more prone but often grow out of it as they get older.
Scopoderm 1.5mg Patches are flat, round patches approximately 1.8cm in diameter and each patch will last for up to 3 days.
Active Ingredient: Hyoscine 1.5mg (the average amount of hyoscine absorbed from each patch in 72 hours is 1mg).
Other Ingredients: Light mineral oil, polyisobutylene and polypropylene.
Usage and Instructions
Adults and children 10 years and over:
One patch should be applied about 5-6 hours before leaving on your journey (or the evening before) to a clean, dry, hairless area of intact skin behind the ear:
Remove the patch from the sachet. Peel off the clear, hexagonal plastic backing, holding the patch by its edge so as not to touch the sticky side.
Press the silver coloured sticky side of the patch firmly on to a clean, dry, hairless area of skin behind the ear. Avoid areas of skin that are cut or irritated in any way.
Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the patch.
Do not touch the patch once it is in place as you may get the active ingredient on your fingers. If you do touch the patch, wash your hands immediately. Do not get the active ingredient near your eyes. If you get hyoscine on your fingers then touch your eyes, your vision may be temporarily affected.
Once your journey is over, take the patch off and dispose of it carefully.
When you take a patch off wash your hands and also the area of skin where the patch has been.
Each patch will last for up to 3 days. If you are travelling for more than three days, take the patch off after 3 days and apply a new one. You can swim, bathe or shower with little risk of the patch coming off, provided that you have applied the patch properly. However, it is best not to stay in the water too long. If the patch accidentally comes off, dispose of it carefully and put on a new patch.
Elderly: Scopoderm 1.5mg Patches may be used in the elderly (see dosage for adults) although they may be more prone to suffer from the side-effects of hyoscine
Children: Scopoderm 1.5mg patches can be used in children aged 10 years or over (see dosage for adults). The use of these patches is not recommended in younger children. See your doctor or pharmacist for alternative medicines.
Remove the patch before a medical scan as aluminium is present in one of the patch layers.
Scopoderm 1.5mg patches are not recommended for use in children under 10 years of age.
Do not drink alcohol whilst using the patches or until the effects of the patches have worn off (this may last up to 24 hours or longer from the time you have removed it).
Do not use Scopoderm 1.5mg Patches if you:
- 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.
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Take special care with Scopoderm 1.5mg Patches if you:
- 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.Care should be taken after removal of the patch as side effects may persist for up to 24 hours or longer - under these circumstances, Scopoderm 1.5mg patches may be unsuitable for you.
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before using Scopoderm 1.5mg Patches if you are taking, or have recently taken, any other medicines, including those obtained without a prescription. In particular, tell your doctor if you are taking any of the following medicines, because Scopoderm may interact with them: Alcohol. Other drugs acting on the brain. Antiallergic medicines. Antidepressants. Antiparkinsons and antivirals. Antiarrhythmics. Other travel sickness medicines.
Some of the most common side effects which can be experienced are:
- somnolence, dizziness
- disturbances of visual accommodation (cycloplegia) including blurred vision, myopia and mydriasis (sometimes unilateral)
- dry mouth
- skin irritation
- eyelid irritation
After discontinuation of treatment, in rare cases - usually after several days of use - symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, vomiting, headache, and disturbances of balance have been reported. In such cases, patients should not drive or engage in other activities requiring concentration