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User Reviews for Scopolamine to treat Nausea/Vomiting

Also known as: Transderm-Scop

Scopolamine has an average rating of 3.9 out of 10 from a total of 50 ratings for the treatment of Nausea/Vomiting. 22% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 60% reported a negative effect.

Scopolamine Rating Summary

3.9/10 average rating

50 ratings from 54 user reviews.

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Reviews for Scopolamine

Survivor June 12, 2020

“I was on scopolamine while in the hospital for gastritis from post gallbladder surgery and blood clot from pregnancy. At first I noticed my throat swelling and extreme dry mouth. I told the doctor and he didn't seem worried. Then I noticed that I was getting very agitated and nervous. When I left the hospital, I was shaking like crazy. My heart would race all the time. I went to the ER, and they gave me drugs for anxiety and sent me home, but all they did was make me sleep. I would wake up the next morning with tremors. I finally had a major panic attack and started thinking people were out to get me. I was diagnosed with all the symptoms of extreme hyperthyroidism, but my thyroid was fine. I got to an internal medicine doctor, and he took me off the patch. My inflammation went down but I came off the drug hard. My eyes dilated , and I had blurry vision for several days. I then started crying and physically crashed. It is going to take time to recover mentally what this patch did to me.”

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KDW · Taken for less than 1 month November 22, 2019

Transderm-Scop (scopolamine): “I had surgery a month ago and the anesthesiologist prescribed a Scopolamine transdermal patch due to my issues with motion sickness. I never had any issues with nausea and vomiting, not right after surgery, or the next several days afterwards either. I didn't have any side affects while wearing the patch or once I took it off either. It worked wonderfully! The nurse who gave me my discharge instructions said I can leave the patch on for 3 days, and also told me to be extremely careful when removing it. She told me to try to be super careful when peeling the patch off, and do NOT touch your eyes until you can wash your hands really well TWICE. And, to also wrap the patch in a Kleenex or napkin then shove it way down deep into the garbage can. She said if the medication gets into the eyes it'll dilate them and cause blurriness for 2-3 days. I took her instructions to heart and followed them closely.”

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Gigi · Taken for less than 1 month October 5, 2020

“Do not take scopolamine! It’s feels like it is poisoning my body. I was given the trans dermal patch during an ER visit for un-retractable Ménière’s Disease vertigo and vomiting. I had never heard of the med before. The doctor said it was a safe option that worked fast. It stopped my vomiting instantly along with making me so drowsy I couldn’t stand and had to be wheeled to the car. I slept for 48 hours straight, while just having the energy to make it to the bathroom. I removed the patch after 48 hours and proceeded to get dry heaves, a horrible rash on my hands and feet (like I had been burned.) Anxiety, hallucinations, insomnia, eye pain, dizziness, body aches and muscle spasms. Still in bed suffering. I can’t imagine what would have happened if I left the patch on for the additional allotted day.”

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Rose · Taken for less than 1 month September 27, 2019

“If 0 was an option, I’d give it that score. I got this patch put behind my ear before surgery and it helped my nausea and vomiting upon waking up from anesthesia. After I had taken it off 72 hours later, my pupils were extremely dilated and I could not see at all since my vision was so blurry. The vertigo sensation is terrible as it feels like I’m rocking back and forth on a boat. The nausea is terrible now too! I wasn’t told of any of these side effects and would have never had this put on if I knew! I told my doctor about it a day after removing the first patch (because I didn’t know my symptoms were from withdrawal) and he prescribed ANOTHER patch for me to take! Out of confusion on what was wrong with me and being so sick from my symptoms, I wore another patch for another 3 days! My lesson is being learned the hard way. Hoping I’ll get better and back to normal sooner than later. All of these terrible withdraw symptoms are NOT worth wearing that patch! Never again!!”

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May January 14, 2019

Transderm-Scop (scopolamine): “I had been suffering extreme nausea and vomiting from vertigo. A friend of mine highly recommended this patch. I got one over the counter at pharmacy. Put it in before bed, and when I woke up my vision was so blurred that I couldn’t even read the time on my phone or stove. I couldn’t text, see the TV guide or anything. Luckily I had Siri on my iPhone activated and she assisted Me in calling for help. I unfortunately didn’t gain my full vision back until 36 hours later. One of the worst experiences I have been through and I am not one to ever interact with anything. Will never take this again.”

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JLinn · Taken for less than 1 month January 22, 2020

“I was given the scopolamine patch prior to surgery to pre-emptively treat nausea and vomiting from the anesthesia and pain relievers. When I woke up from surgery I experienced double vision in the middle and far distance range, and completely blurred vision in the near distance. I was unable to make out words up close, despite the fact that I've always had 20/20 vision or better. I was told that the effects would wear off in a few days, and my vision did improve somewhat, but never back to 100%. It has been about two months and I now have to wear reading glasses, probably permanently. I would caution anyone against taking this drug. I certainly would have preferred a few days of nausea and vomiting over having to wear glasses for the rest of my life.”

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Anonymous March 6, 2021

“I've had a horrible experience with this patch. I had a minor back surgery and the patch was placed behind my left ear, but no instructions given. The day after surgery I tried to go for a walk, but when I stepped outside everything became extremely bright and discolored, and was disoriented. I noticed one dilated pupil. I took the patch off after having it on for 32 hours. The next day I felt incredibly weak, tired, dizzy, lightheaded, blurry vision, anxious, nervous, and a headache. I ended up going to the ER when the symptoms continued. They seemed to be clueless to all these side effects from the patch. It's day three now and I'm still having issues. I tried to take a quick walk, didn't even go a block and I felt like my legs were going to give out, and like I was going to have a panic attack. The last thing I need after back surgery is being dizzy and off balance. This medicine is dangerous. I can't believe doctors aren't more up to speed about the debilitating side effects.”

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SSDGM · Taken for less than 1 month August 7, 2019

“If I could give this a zero I would! The anesthesiologist put one behind my ear right before wheeling me off into surgery. I finally took it off 2 days later. I haven’t been able to see because my pupils are so dilated. I had trouble walking around without losing my balance. This patch also slows your digestive system making it difficult to absorb pain meds. It certainly did for me! I have been in agony since my surgery wondering why I got zero relief from my pain meds. Now I know why. I wouldn’t touch this or recommend anyone else to either.”

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RothH82 November 23, 2017

“If 0 was an option that’s what I’d rate scopolamine. IT SHOULD NOT BE LEGAL TO USE!!!! I had surgery over a month ago and was given the patch so I wouldn’t vomit afterwards. My pupils were huge and uneven for almost a week after the patch was removed. My 20/20 vision is so blurry I can’t safely see to drive....that is if I had the mental capacity to make quick decisions needed while driving. If it weren’t for autocorrect my spelling is now so poor I couldn’t write this review. I’m so forgetful now I have to set timers and write lists with check offs to keep myself on track. My former self was highly intelligent, now I’m just a moron and I get so frustrated when I can’t remember the word I’m trying to say that I have breakdowns.”

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katlady March 23, 2020

“A week ago I had gallbladder surgery. My 1st surgery in 66 years. I didn't want to wake up sick, so my surgeon suggested scopolamine patch. I also took emend and zofran in the IV. I read horror stories before the surgery and after. Thank God I felt perfectly fine when I awoke and days later. I wore the patch for 68 hrs. On the 2nd day, Tues, I could hardly pee and it burned. This went away by Wed. afternoon. The morning the patch was removed, I had warm tingling under the skin of my right arm, blurred vision that came on Tues night, left by Thurs, back on Friday afternoon, by Friday night it was gone again. I had a 'less common' side effect from Mon night till last night which was the entire bottom of my left foot (same side as the patch) was numb, felt like neuropathy. This was gone late last night, Saturday. From Tues till Thurs I was a little lightheaded and wasn't walking too good, along with confusion,”

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Deeps1 December 29, 2015

Transderm-Scop (scopolamine): “Never take this drug! I was on a 7 day cruise and took the ear patch. At first I had blurred vision and after removing the patch off when the cruise was done, things went horrible. I had nausea, dizziness. Went to doctor and was told I had vertigo, and couldn't get back to work. I had to suffer because of the side effects of this patch. Not sure how FDA approved this, this is a dangerous drug and should NEVER be prescribed.”

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Anonymous April 17, 2012

Transderm-Scop (scopolamine): “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. ”

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Tammy · Taken for less than 1 month September 5, 2018

“This patch was applied during a surgical procedure without my knowledge. No mention of it or instructions post op. Discovered patch the next evening under my left ear lobe and removed it. Experienced enlarged pupils and vision impairment for 5 days. Have had extreme exhaustion, nausea and dry mouth for a week now with no improvement. I will never allow this medication to be used on me again! Based on my experience and after reading about other people's side effects, I think use of this toxic drug should be banned.”

2 / 10
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Trox · Taken for less than 1 month November 30, 2013

“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. ”

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toosick September 16, 2019

“After using the scopolamine patch as directed for post-operative nausea, I removed the patch after 72 hours. Within 24 hours of removal, I got severe shakes, intense nausea and vertigo, and severe dizziness to the point where I am unable to stand. I told my surgeon about these symptoms and was advised to go the an emergency room. The risks of this drug do NOT outweigh the benefits.”

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Bloomfield · Taken for less than 1 month March 6, 2018

“Had this with knee replacement surgery. Had horrible psychosis. Was hallucinating and paranoid and not aware of surroundings. Horrible feelings that I had no control over. Beware of using this drug. No one warned me of this as a possible side effect. Will NEVER use again.”

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Kellyb · Taken for less than 1 month January 30, 2020

Transderm-Scop (scopolamine): “2 times I have used this patch and both times have been a nightmare..developed vertigo and had all of the side effects such as blurred vision, dry mouth and serious nauseousness and vomiting for 2 weeks. 2nd time developed Bell’s palsy and vomiting and nauseousness again..will never use again. I followed the usage instructions exactly ...still recovering..”

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Slharrison14 · Taken for less than 1 month April 29, 2016

Transderm-Scop (scopolamine): “I had to have surgery and have a history of nausea and vomiting so the Dr's put one of these behind my ear. It worked great! No nausea at all. Since pain pills also make me sick I got a prescription for 3 patches to bring home with me. No problems so far!”

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Kinnon · Taken for less than 1 month December 18, 2020

“This medication was prescribed to me for anti-nausea. It was the worst experience of my life. I had everything from dizziness to vision problems and cognitive issues. It didn’t even completely help with the motion sickness. Vision problems continued even after I stopped using this medication to the point where I had to get glasses and to this day seems to be progressing. Do not recommend.”

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Filegedhiel June 2, 2017

“Had surgery and they had me put this on to minimize secretions and for nausea. It worked amazing while it was on as I was taking pain meds and went under general anesthesia. I was suffering from very bad vision though and it was quite alarming how I couldn't even read simple things. The day I took it off I threw up multiple times and had EXTREME nausea and dizziness. For two days straight I slept all day and night because it was too miserable to be awake. It took a good three or more days for me to not feel nauseous anymore. My mom also experienced a similar rebound effect. It works good for while you're on it but be careful because some people get these adverse effects like me!”

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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month January 5, 2020

“I was given this patch after telling my doctor that many medications make me nausea and I was worried about waking up from procedure feeling sick. They put the patch on me and soon after I was wheeled into surgery. As soon as I woke up I vomited a few times. This possibly could have been prevented if given the patch earlier that right before surgery. I was told I could keep the patch on for 3 days. I took it off after 72 hours of having it on and within an hour I was a complete mess. I could barely walk and felt extremely sick. It felt as though I overdosed. It was a very scary experience. I came to discover that this medicine has a syndrome connected to it. After being frightened for several hours I did some research online. I started taking Zoloft to combat the effects of the last medicine. I felt better 24 hours later.”

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mmwolfe June 23, 2021

“Please do your homework on this before using. This patch was placed behind my left ear prior to my procedure to help with Post-Op Nausea. The only side effect I was warned of was dilated pupils and double vision. After my outpatient procedure I had no nausea. The following day I experienced extreme blurred vision and dry mouth. After 45 hours with the patch on, I removed it. That was 5 days ago. I am still nauseous and fighting vertigo and imbalance. The day after I removed this patch I experienced what felt like a bad acid trip... I was also insanely sick, experienced vertigo (which I have never had in my life), and unable to eat for days. My insides hurt as if I had a virus (like someone is twisting your intestines). Day 5 of removing the patch and day 7 post-op, I am still experiencing nausea with no signs of it letting up. I am wondering if maybe the dosage in the patch was just too much for me. So please do your homework before using. I would have rather dealt with the post-op nausea than this.”

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Surgery patient November 25, 2015

Transderm-Scop (scopolamine): “Awful. Wore the patch for less than 24 hrsafter general anesthesia. I woke up in the middle of the night with my neck and the left side of my face swollen. When I pulled the patch off I started throwing up. I now get motion sickness in the car. It's a week later and my neck is still swollen and I still have motion sickness ( which I never had before). Its very painful. I should have taken the patch off sooner. I am 5-2" and 130lbs. It might have been too strong.”

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sarahmariemiller April 24, 2011

Transderm-Scop (scopolamine): “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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Anxious Traveller 622 March 31, 2016

“I was prescribed the scopolamine patch when I realized that Dramamine pills didn't work. The patch did work well, I felt minorly disoriented the first few hours of having it on, and on my flight I still felt a little nauseous but not nearly as bad as it usually is with dramamine. I surprisingly did not vomit the entire 6 hours of flying I experienced. During the flight and after, my vision was blurred for a while but I would rather have blurry vision than nausea from an airplane. I would definitely recommend his product to people who are sensitive to motion and get sick easily.”

7 / 10
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