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scopolamine for Nausea/Vomiting: I've tried everything under the sun for nausea. And after 6 years of pills and suppositories, I tried these and it's been 3 weeks since I've thrown up. Before trying this I was nauseous everyday and had to go to the ER every other week for severe symptoms.
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: This medicine is a Godsend. I suffer from SEVERE motion sickness (cars, planes, boats, trains, etc...) Bonine/Dramamine don't work for me at all. I tried the Scop patch and I couldn't believe it, no motion sickness! I was able to make it being a passenger in the car going down the entire pacific coast highway without even feeling slight nausea. If you know what that road is like, you know how crazy that road is for someone with motion sickness. Side effects were light, slight dry mouth, slight dilated pupils, not much drowsiness. Only negative is the withdrawal I had after using 3 patches one after the other, but that was easily controlled with Dramamine. A
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: First time I used the patch, I only started using it 2 hours before the flight and took it off as soon as I got to the place I was staying - about 11 hours. I was very sick for 2 weeks - nauseous and vomiting when in a vehicle. I was alright on the flight but not after I took off the patch.
The second time I used it, my auntie who introduced me to the Transderm Scop patch told me I have to leave it on for 3 days and only take it off for shower and put it back on the same place making sure it's dry first. This time I was good. Never felt dizzy or nauseous after 3 days of using it.
I never use the patch for more than 3 days and only use half of the patch as it is a small round one.
Been using it 4 times since 2005 and it is a life saver
Review by Polish Patty (taken for less than 1 month):
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: My husband used the patch for the first time to a long plane ride to Vegas. He had put on a total of three patches for the duration of our trip there. Upon returning home, he removed the patch and within 24 hours became violently ill. Six days later he has lost ten pounds and gets out of bed only to go to the bathroom. I believe when this patch is dispensed the physician or pharmacy should red flag the drug as far as side affects go. My suggestion is to use with extreme caution.
scopolamine for Motion Sickness: I have battled extreme motion sickness for 29 years. After many failed attempts with Dramamine, Bonine, wrist bands, ginger candies...you name it, I decided to go to my PCP and get the patch. MIRACLE patch! I was able to ride to the top of Mt. Mitchell in N. Carolina, ride the blue ridge parkway and spend hours out in the Gulf of Mexico! There are some negative side effects, but nothing that isn't tolerable. The first time I used the patch, I left it on for three days. I had slightly blurred near vision (anything within an arms length was readable, but blurry lasted about 1.5 days after the patch was removed) and dry mouth. Nothing I couldn't handle. I definitely recommend this medication if you suffer motion sickness.
Review by Norfolk dog walker (taken for less than 1 month):
scopolamine for Motion Sickness: It had taken me over 50 years to find something that is effective for motion sickness so I'm an enormous fan of Scopolamine. I'd tried Stugeron, Dramamine, Avomine & Valloids but none of them seemed to work. After research on the web, I persuaded my GP to prescribe Scoploamine for our last trip to Africa & it worked. This weekend I used it to control the nausea of labrynthitis. The only side effect seems to be a dry mouth.
Review by Father Blake (taken for 10 years or more):
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: I get extreme motion sickness. Cannot even drive without making myself sick on occasion, while I am driving. So you can imagine when we go to Disney land with the kids I end up waiting for my kids to ride the rides. Until I was given a prescription for Transderm-Scop. This stuff works. I've been deep sea fishing, universal studios in Orlando to their roller coaster park, sailing and everything that normally I couldn't participate in doing with my kids and family. This definitely works. Changed my life and now I am able to experience all the Dunn with kids face to face - side by side.
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: I was on small military ships for 5 yrs. Used Transderm Scop ALOT. By far, it's the most effective seasickness medicine that I encountered; I tried a great deal of those other medicines. With all powerful meds, however, come serious side effects. The worst is that it made me feel generally weird and depressed - I cringe when I think of putting a patch on. It gave me dry mouth and a bad after-taste. Lastly, it blurred my vision slightly.
IF you time it right (put it on 4 hr before the heavy seas), you'll be seasick free. If you DON'T time it right (such as you exceed the 4 hr window b/c the heavy seas don't come rt away), you'll still have positive results, though not as effective. With it, I could concentrate and work well in any sea state.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: Works great for motion sickness. Much more effective than Dramamine or even Bonine, which was my OTC medicine of choice until I foung Transderm-Scop. I was in huge seas in the N. Pacific fishing and never felt a thing and felt 100% motion sickness proof. It does have some minor side effects for me like dry mouth and tiredness but you'll need to take a nap after getting back to port. All in all good though, much better than the horrible blood pressure meds that made me dizzy all the time.
Review by worst motion sickness (taken for 10 years or more):
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: I have only used the patch for flying. I have severe chronic motion sickness. I start to get nausea while picking up my prescription for my flight. Usually I combine a Valium or Xanax to ease the apprehension about possibly getting sick .If I don't take it early enough for my trip , its likely that I'll vomit on the way to the airport but after that I'm fine. Some of my problem is I self induce my condition since I worry about it.
I remove the patch as soon as I land but I am wiped out for the rest of the day until I can sleep it off. Blurry vision lasts about a day and dry mouth about the same. Don't cut the patch in half for short trips...It will not work! I found out the hard way.
Review by NeverAgain2012 (taken for less than 1 month):
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: My friend and I both used the patch to prevent motion sickness on our first cruise. By day 3 of the cruise, I had double vision, and could not even read the menu at dinner. I also began to get a horrible migraine, complete with flashes of light in my vision. I assumed the patch was wearing off, so I removed the old one and put on a new one. By the morning of day 4, we removed the patch after reading possible side effects on the box. My vision did not return to normal until day 6. I spoke with the doctors in the infirmary, and they said they often see this as a side effect to the medication. My friend experienced the same double vision, although hers began a day behind mine.
Review by Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month):
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: Second time I have used, first was for a 3 day cruise this time for 5. I was OK while wearing it but a few hours after I took it off I got dizzy and very nauseated with blurred vision. Dramamine helped some. Next day I felt awful but ran a half Marathon and ended up in urgent care because I was so nauseated after and my arms were tingling. He gave me meclazine which has helped some but its still going in 4 days later. Hoping it ends soon.
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Nausea/Vomiting: I was prescribed this medication to treat nausea and vomiting. The 1st day I put the patch on as directed. For an hour after I felt light-headed then side effects went away. 2nd day I noticed dryness in throat/eyes/nose, however, I was finally able to hold down liquids but not food. 3rd day when removed (same time I put it on) I noticed a whelp where the patch was. Stopped use. 4th day, woke up to find the white of my eyes were red, pupils dilated, painful, and blurred vision. Contacted Dr. who confirmed it was a side effect to stop use.
scopolamine for Motion Sickness: This patch is WONDERFUL! I found that the patch was too strong for me in the begining, so I cut the patch in half. Just so I wouldn't have side effect afterwards, I cut it slightly smaller the day before hitting land. However finish taking the patch in a smaller dosage once on land.
Scopace (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: This medicine works very well when taking a boat out to go scuba diving. The tablet advantage allows a diver to see if the charter is going out before taking it. With the patch you have to put it on at noon for a 5:00pm charter.
Scopace (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: Have been using Scopace for the past seven years. It has worked great for my son who gets car sick. We use it when we go deep sea fishing to. There have been times when he would start to get sick, take a pill and would be fine in a few mins. I can only say it works!
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: Wife used the patch, 2 or 3 of them, for an 8 day cruise. She had no sea sickness, but had bad withdrawals. 24 hrs after removing the patch she has nausea, vomiting, dizziness and blurred vision, absolutely miserable for her, and me too.
Scopace (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: Have used this on three long ocean trips. Has worked excellent/would recommend for extreme cases of sea sickness/prefer to patch application, and other less strength options that do not work in my profile.
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Nausea/Vomiting: It didn't work so well for me. I had the patch worn behind the ear for 3 days. Patch stays in place even after showering, which surprised me. Just wish it worked better. The vomiting decreased, but left me with endless dry heaves and mad hiccups.
Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Motion Sickness: I used this on my first cruise and it worked great. It was a week long cruise so I used two patches (each one lasts three days, and the last day was the travel home so I was no longer on ship). Like many others who have posted here, I had pretty bad side effects that came on almost exactly 24 hours after I removed the second patch -- mostly vertigo and nausea. They lasted 72 hours, the length of one patch dose.
I have read that you should only use the patch for one dose, the first three days, long enough to tide you over until your body is used to the constant motion, and that the withdrawals only happen if you keep going past that first three days.
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Transderm-Scop (scopolamine) for Nausea/Vomiting: This medicine helped slightly with nausea and vomiting when many others failed. It is worn on a patch behind the ear and changed every three days. After 2 weeks I suddenly became allergic, probably from a build-up, and broke out in huge welts where the patch was placed. I was then switched to the pill form, Scopace, with negative side effects after a period of time.
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