Read this Patient Information before you start using Transderm Scop and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.
To help prevent nausea and vomiting from motion sickness:
Inside the Transderm Scop package, you will find one Transderm Scop.
An imprinted, tan backing membrane with a metallic (silver) sticky surface is adhered to a clear, disposable release liner (See Figure 1).
Select a hairless area of skin behind one of your ears.
Avoid areas on your skin that may have cuts, pain or tenderness.
Wipe the area of your skin with a clean, dry tissue.
Cut along the dashed line on the Transderm Scop package to open (See Figure 2).
Remove the clear plastic backing from the tan-colored round Transderm Scop (See Figure 3).
Do not touch the metallic adhesive (sticky) surface on Transderm Scop with your hands (See Figure 4).
Apply the metallic adhesive surface of Transderm Scop firmly to the dry area of skin behind your ear.
The imprinted, tan-colored side of the transdermal system should be facing up and showing (See Figure 5).
Wash your hands with soap and water right away after applying Transderm Scop,
so that any medicine from Transderm Scop that gets on your hands will not get into your eyes.
How to remove Transderm Scop:
How should I store Transderm Scop?
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Do not use Transderm Scop if you:
See the detailed Instruction for Use for information about how to use Transderm Scop at the end of the Medication Guide. It is important that you change your Transderm Scop dose. Do not change your Transderm Scop dose without talking to your doctor.
TRANSDERM SCOP® (scopolamine) TRANSDERMAL SYSTEM, 1 mg/3 days
Read this Patient Information (PDF) before you start using Transderm Scop and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.
Transderm Scop is a prescription medicine used for adults to help prevent:
It is not known if Transderm Scop is safe or effective in children.
It is a tan-colored, circle shaped transdermal system (patch) with "Scopolamine 1 mg/3 days" printed on it.
Do not use Transderm Scop if you:
See the detailed Instructions for Use for information about how to use Transderm Scop at the end of the Package Insert. It is important that you apply Transderm Scop exactly as your doctor tells you to. Your doctor may change your Transderm Scop dose. Do not change your Transderm Scop dose without talking to your doctor.
Transderm Scop may cause serious side effects, including:
You should not drink alcohol while using Transderm Scop. It can increase your chances of having serious side effects.
You should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how Transderm Scop affects you.
You should not use Transderm Scop during a Magnetic Resonance Imaging scan (MRI). Remove Transderm Scop before undergoing and MRI. It can cause your skin to burn.
You should be careful if you use Transderm Scop while you participate in watersports because you may feel lost or confused (disoriented).
Limit contact with water while swimming and bathing because Transderm Scop may fall off. If Transderm Scop falls off, throw it away and apply a new one on the hairless area behind your ear.
Before you use Transderm Scop, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you:
Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Transderm Scop may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how Transderm Scop works. Medicines you take by mouth may not be absorbed well while you use Transderm Scop.
Especially tell your doctor if you take:
Ask your doctor if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above. Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new medicine.
The most common side effects of using Transderm Scop include: dry mouth; blurred vision or eye problem; feeling sleepy or drowsy; disorientation (confusion); dizziness; feeling agitated or irritable; pharyngitis (sore throat).
Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of Transderm Scop. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare at 1-800-398-5876 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch
Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purpose other than those listed in a Patient Information (PDF) leaflet. Do not use Transderm Scop for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give Transderm Scop to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.
You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about Transderm Scop that is written for health professionals.
If you use too much Transderm Scop, call your doctor or Posion Control Center at 1-800-222-1222, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.
Keep Transderm Scop and all medicines out of reach of children.
Ingredients in Transderm Scop
Active ingredient: scopolamine
Inactive ingredients: light mineral oil, polyisobutylene, polypropylene and aluminized polyester film
For more information call GSK Consumer Healthcare at 1-800-398-5876
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Please see Package Insert for Full Prescribing Information.