Transderm Scop Dosage
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Oct 23, 2023.
Important Application and Removal Instructions
- Each Transderm Scōp transdermal system is formulated to deliver in vivo approximately 1 mg of scopolamine over 3 days.
- Only wear one transdermal system at any time.
- Do not cut the transdermal system.
- Apply the transdermal system to the skin in the postauricular area (hairless area behind one ear).
- After the transdermal system is applied on the dry skin behind the ear, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry hands [see Warnings and Precautions (5.6)].
- If the transdermal system becomes displaced, discard the transdermal system, and apply a new transdermal system on the hairless area behind the other ear.
- Upon removal, fold the used transdermal system in half with the sticky side together, and discard in household trash in a manner that prevents accidental contact or ingestion by children, pets or others.
Recommended Adult Dosage
Apply one Transderm Scōp transdermal system to the hairless area behind one ear at least 4 hours before the antiemetic effect is required – for use up to 3 days. If therapy is required for longer than 3 days, remove the first transdermal system and apply a new Transderm Scōp transdermal system behind the other ear.
- For surgeries other than cesarean section: Apply one Transderm Scōp transdermal system the evening before scheduled surgery.
- For cesarean section surgery: Apply one hour prior to cesarean section to minimize exposure of the newborn baby to the drug.
- Remove the transdermal system 24 hours following surgery.
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