Generic Name: Scopolamine Injection (sko PAHL a meen)
Medically reviewed on July 4, 2018
Uses of Scopolamine Injection:
- It is used during surgery.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Scopolamine Injection?
- If you have an allergy to scopolamine or any other part of scopolamine injection.
- If you are allergic to any drugs like this one, any other drugs, foods, or other substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had, like rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other signs.
- If you have glaucoma.
This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with scopolamine injection.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take scopolamine injection with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Scopolamine Injection?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take scopolamine injection. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- Avoid driving and doing other tasks or actions that call for you to be alert until you see how scopolamine injection affects you.
- This medicine may affect certain lab tests. Tell all of your health care providers and lab workers that you take scopolamine injection.
- Avoid drinking alcohol while taking scopolamine injection.
- Talk with your doctor before you use other drugs and natural products that slow your actions.
- If you will be taking part in underwater sports, talk with your doctor. This medicine may cause you to feel lost or confused.
- This medicine may raise the chance of seizures in some people, including people who have had seizures in the past. Talk to your doctor to see if you have a greater chance of seizures while taking scopolamine injection.
- Bright lights may bother you. Wear sunglasses.
- If you have asthma, talk with your doctor. You may be more sensitive to scopolamine injection.
- Use with care in children. Talk with the doctor.
- If you are 65 or older, use scopolamine injection with care. You could have more side effects.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using scopolamine injection while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Scopolamine Injection) best taken?
Use scopolamine injection as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- It is given as a shot into a muscle, vein, or into the fatty part of the skin.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Call your doctor to find out what to do.
See also: Dosage Information (in more detail)
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Feeling confused.
- Trouble passing urine.
- Change in eyesight, eye pain, or very bad eye irritation.
- Larger pupils.
- Mood changes.
- Change in the way you act.
- Trouble speaking.
- Hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there).
- Memory problems or loss.
- Very bad belly pain.
- Very upset stomach or throwing up.
What are some other side effects of Scopolamine Injection?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if any of these side effects or any other side effects bother you or do not go away:
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088. You may also report side effects at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Scopolamine Injection?
- If you need to store scopolamine injection at home, talk with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist about how to store it.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Keep a list of all your drugs (prescription, natural products, vitamins, OTC) with you. Give this list to your doctor.
- Talk with the doctor before starting any new drug, including prescription or OTC, natural products, or vitamins.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about scopolamine injection, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
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- Dosage Information
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- Drug class: anticholinergic antiemetics
Other brands: Transderm-Scop