Candi on October 2, 2014: I have used the patches on several cruises, works great during the cruise. However, Dramamine and Bonnie make me so sleepy I would miss out on all of my cruise travels. Tomorrow I'll see my Dr. Odette on March 31, 2016: I wore the Transderm Scop patch over about 2 doses the first set of time, and was fine. It's worth the side effects to me to be able to enjoy cruising.
I took it off once I noticed it. Katie on April 23, 2016: I was given scolpomine before a surgery procedure. I am now on the 5th day and still experiencing dizziness, headaches, blurred vision and shortness of breath when walking across the house. A woman was given a scopolamine patch with surgery for 4 days. Likely side effects of the patch are dry mouth and mild dizziness, but many are understandably willing to put up with this. Case Studies A man used a scopolamine patch on a cruise trip as directed behind his left ear. We just booked another cruise for next year and I am researching alternatives this is a helpful website! The information on this site is solely for your private use in preventing motion sickness.
I get really bad motion sickness and I find that the sea bands work wonders combined with the patch. If your child has been given scopolamine transdermal patch, ask the doctor for information about the benefits and risks. High-dose meclizine can have significant sedative effects that vary with each patient. A co-worker decided that if one was good, two would be better never read the instructions. Deb on September 12, 2016: Hi All, I recently went on a sailing trip 6 hours, rough seas and was incredibly seasick.
A on May 30, 2016: I tend to take precautions when undergoing oral surgery so I use the patch to prevent any possible nausea since I also have to take pain meds that have nausea as a side effect. After going thru the head manoeuevre, I did not have that and looks to be withdrawal symptoms from the transderm patch. I pretty much can't do anything. I have to take phenaghan because my seizure pills make me very sick. I used the patch for a 7-day cruise and the post patch side effects were not nearly as bad. I was extremely disoriented, loss of memory and severe dry mouth. I always experience some mild rebound effects upon removing one that I have been wearing for several days, but I personally would never wear two or three of these back to back over the course of say a week.
Upon returning onshore and removing the patch the withdrawal symptoms started. If you do not wish to leave this site , click Cancel. Also I'm 17 if that matters. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists. Are these the same thing? The patch is quite discreet and is normally applied to the hairless skin behind the ear, although I've seen people wearing them on the side of the neck and even on the face.
Speak with your physician or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome. I can't advise on whether this is a good or bad thing to do, but as medications should generally be used as directed I strongly suggest you consult your doctor before trying this. The patch was great at first but I had to use it for an extended amount of time. If treatment is needed for longer than 3 days to help prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, remove the current patch and apply a new patch behind the other ear. I was suspicious that it could be a side effect of the patch so I removed it.
Nurse put it on me before surgery and no one told me to take it off. Symptoms of overdose include drowsiness, dizziness, agitation, fever, excitability, seizures, and hallucinations. Animal model suggest that the longer the patch is used, the more severe the rebound effects are. However, transdermal application of scopolamine has the least reported incidence of side effects compared to other types of administration. When I was on the patch I discontinued use of the Meclizine, which is basically Dramamine.
I've heard of fashion conscious women wearing them hidden away on their hip, however I am unsure whether this is medically recommended. For most people the patch is non-drowsy as noted above, this is a major reason that it is so popular , however the pay-off is that some people experience restlessness and even insomnia. As the most common problem, patients reported dry mouth. I never take the patch off immediately after a trip! The drug is applied around 8 hours before travel to allow it to get into the bloodstream and work. Read all information given to you. This medicine may increase the pressure in the eye, which may lead to acute angle-closure glaucoma. Medicines you take by mouth may not be absorbed well if you use Transderm Scop ® patch.
I never would have used this patch if I had known this would happen. I have always been probe to motion sickness. I had no side effects nor withdrawal symptoms. If you experience eye pain, a rapid pulse and extreme dizziness, you should contact your doctor immediately and remove the patch. This is coming from a healthy 25 year old male, so I could only imagine the effects on others. Further information Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.
Well, thanks for the info, I will just go get a prescription for the same thing and only use one at a time! I've also heard of people covering a section of the patch with a strip of band-aid or tape. In Canada, the scop patch has always been over the counter, and they come in a pack of two. The active ingredient: Scopolamine is a medicated patch that looks like a band-aid and is the size of a small coin. It is the only thing that works and it works great! It helped with the nausea and I took it off upon discharge today. I just want to be healed! It's been four days since I removed the last patch. One trip I could not see for 3 days of the trip after wearing the patch for a little over 8 hours. I have had several of the side effects but the worst has been tingling, weak arms and legs followed by heart beating irregular feels that away anyways when I move around much.