What is Scopoderm?
Scopoderm is an antiemetic drug, used to prevent sickness and nausea (especially motion sickness and vertigo).
How does Scopoderm work?
Scopoderm contains hyoscine which belongs to the group of medicines called anti-emetics or anti-sickness medicines. This substance blocks the nausea and prevents you from feeling sick.
What are the benefits of taking Scopoderm?
While travelling can be exciting, people who suffer from motion sickness can struggle with daily life. Whether they are affected on planes, cars, trains, buses or boats, it all falls under the umbrella of motion sickness and it disrupts travelling rather a lot.
Taking Scopoderm ensures you can travel without worries of feeling unwell.
To ensure that you put on the patch correctly, follow these steps:
- Remove the patch from its seal and peel off the clear, hexagonal plastic backing. Hold the patch by its edge and be careful to avoid touching the sticky side.
- To put the patch on, find a dry, hairless area of skin behind your ear and press the silver-coloured sticky side in place. Hold the patch there and count slowly to ten.
- Next, wash your hands thoroughly.
- When you remove the patch, wash your hands thoroughly afterwards, as well as washing the area of skin where the patch has been.
If the patch comes off accidentally during your journey, throw away the patch, wash the area, as advised above, and put a new patch on behind the other ear.
Each patch lasts for up to 3 days (72 hours). You can use Scopoderm patches for longer journeys – just take the patch off after 3 days and put a new one behind the other ear.
The most commonly reported side-effect is a dryness of the mouth, although this does not last long.
Other side effects include:
- Sleepiness, dizziness, confusion and hallucinations.
- Blurred vision.
- Redness or itching of the skin where a patch has been.
The active ingredient in Scopoderm patches is hyoscine hydrobromide.
The inactive ingredients in Scopoderm patches are light mineral oil, polyisobutylene, and polypropylene.