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Transderm Scop Dosage

Generic name: scopolamine
Dosage form: transdermal patch

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Each Transderm Scōp® patch is formulated to deliver in-vivo approximately 1mg of scopolamine over 3 days. Only one patch should be worn at any time. Do not cut the patch.
The patch should be applied only to the skin in the postauricular (hairless area behind one ear) area.

Handling
After the patch is applied on the dry skin behind the ear, the hands should be washed thoroughly with soap and water and dried. Upon removal, the patch should be discarded. To prevent any traces of scopolamine from coming into direct contact with the eyes, after administration of the patch, the hands and the application site should be washed thoroughly with soap and water and dried. [see How Supplied/Storage and Handling (16) and Patient Counseling Information (17)]

Initiation of Therapy

Motion Sickness

  • To prevent the nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness, one Transderm Scōp® patch (formulated to deliver approximately 1mg of scopolamine over 3 days) should be applied to the hairless area behind one ear at least 4 hours before the antiemetic effect is required.

Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting

  • To prevent post operative nausea and vomiting, one Transderm Scōp® patch should be applied the evening before scheduled surgery, except for caesarian section.
  • For caesarian section surgery, to minimize exposure of the newborn baby to the drug, apply the patch one hour prior to caesarian section

Continuation of Therapy

Should the patch become displaced, it should be discarded, and a fresh one placed on the hairless area behind the other ear.

Motion Sickness
If therapy is required for longer than 3 days, the first patch should be removed and a fresh one placed on the hairless area behind the other ear.

Post Operative Nausea and Vomiting
For perioperative use, the patch should be kept in place for 24 hours following surgery at which time it should be removed and discarded.

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