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Scopolamine Dosage

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Feb 28, 2020.

Applies to the following strengths: 1.5 mg; 1 mg/mL; 1 mg/72 hr; 0.4 mg/mL; 0.4 mg

Usual Adult Dose for Nausea/Vomiting

Post-operative nausea and vomiting: Apply one patch to the hairless area behind the ear the evening before scheduled surgery

Cesarean section surgery: Apply one patch to the hairless area behind the ear one hour prior to surgery (to minimize exposure of the newborn)

Duration of therapy: Keep patch in place for 24 hours following surgery

Use: Post-operative nausea and vomiting

Usual Adult Dose for Motion Sickness

Apply one patch to the hairless area behind the ear at least 4 hours before antiemetic effect is needed
-Replace every 3 days as needed

Renal Dose Adjustments

Use with caution.

Liver Dose Adjustments

Use with caution.


Safety and efficacy have not been established in patients younger than 18 years.

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.


Data not available

Other Comments

Patient advice:
-Advise patients to remove scopolamine patches immediately and contact a physician if they experience symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma (pain and reddening of the eyes accompanied by dilated pupils).
-Strongly advise patients to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after handling scopolamine patches.
-Instruct patients to remove the patch if they develop any difficulties in urinating.

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.