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(skoe POL a meen dah RIV ah tives)
U.S. Brand Names
Scopace™; Transderm Sc?p®
Canadian Brand Names
Reasons not to take this medicine
• If you have an allergy to scopolamine or any other part of this medicine.
• Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat; or any other symptoms involved.
• If you have any of the following conditions: Fast heartbeat, glaucoma, intestinal blockage, myasthenia gravis, overactive thyroid gland, slow movement through the intestines, or urinary tract blockage.
How does it work?
• Scopolamine improves the chemical balance in the brain.
• It slows movement through the gastrointestinal tract, decreasing spasms.
• It affects the vomiting center in the brain.
How is it best taken?
• Take this medicine with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach.
• Drink plenty of noncaffeine-containing liquid unless told to drink less liquid by healthcare provider.
• If you are taking this medicine for irritable bowel syndrome or spasms of the gastrointestinal tract, take 30-60 minutes before meals.
• Use skin patch behind the ear. Use 4 hours before travel starts.
• Wear only one patch at a time.
• Wash hands after use.
• If the patch falls off, replace with a new one.
• If medicine is needed for more than 3 days, throw away the old patch. Replace with a new one behind the other ear.
• This medicine 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? (does not apply to patients in the hospital)
• Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
• If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and return to your regular schedule.
• Do not take a double dose or extra doses.
• Many times this medicine is taken on an as needed basis.
What should I monitor?
• Change in condition being treated. Is it better, worse, or about the same?
• Dry mouth may cause an increase in cavities. Take good care of your teeth. See a dentist regularly.
• Follow up with healthcare provider.
How should I store this medicine?
• Store at room temperature.
• Protect tablets from moisture. Do not store in a bathroom or kitchen.
• The injection will be given to you in a healthcare setting. You will not store it at home.
• If you have a life-threatening allergy, wear allergy identification at all times.
• Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's medicine.
• Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
• Most medicines can be thrown away in household trash after mixing with coffee grounds or kitty litter and sealing in a plastic bag.
• Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, natural products, supplements, vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider (doctor, nurse, nurse practitioner, pharmacist, physician assistant).
• Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or in Canada to Health Canada's Canada Vigilance Program at 1-866-234-2345.
• Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine, including over-the-counter, natural products, or vitamins.
Created: 2009-12-11 08:35:35.0
Modified: 2010-03-22 10:59:17.0
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