Transderm Scop
Transderm Scop

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Transderm Scop, which is generically prescribed as scopolamine topical, is commonly used to relieve nausea, vomiting, and dizziness that is typically associated with motion sickness. Transderm Scop is a member of the family of medications known as anticholinergics, which decrease the secretion of fluids, dilate the pupils, and slow the stomach and intestine.

Transderm Scop is not appropriate for everyone. A thorough medical history should be assessed prior to prescribing this medication. Patients with a medical history which includes liver disease, enlarged prostate, kidney disease, bladder problems, glaucoma, and difficulty urinating may not be able to take this medication or may require careful monitoring while undergoing drug therapy with Transderm Scop, depending on the condition and the severity of the condition.

The American Food and Drug Administration rated Transderm Scop as a pregnancy risk category C. It has yet to be determined whether or not this medication will cause harm or birth defects to an unborn baby. It has yet to be determined whether or not Transderm Scop will pass through the mother’s breast milk and affect a nursing baby. The prescribing physician should avoid prescribing this medication to women who are pregnant, nursing, or who are likely to become pregnant.

There is a risk of side effects associated with Transderm Scop, some of which are severe. A patient suffering from a serious side effect or an allergic reaction should seek immediate emergency medical assistance. An allergic reaction will present with symptoms which include facial swelling, including swelling of the lips, mouth, tongue, or throat, hives, and difficulty breathing. Other serious side effects which require immediate emergency medical attention include insomnia which lasts for more than a few days and an irregular or fast heart rate accompanied by pain.

Other less serious side effects typically do not require emergency medical attention but should be reported to the prescribing physician. Patients should be encouraged to report all side effects. Less serious side effects include symptoms such as constipation, dry mouth, nose, or throat, drowsiness, restlessness, nervousness, excitability, insomnia, blurry vision, dizziness, nausea, loss of appetite, vomiting, fast heart rate, uneven heart rate, or difficulty urinating. Less serious side effects can often be reduced to a tolerable level by reducing the dosage of Transderm Scop. There is the possibility of a skin irritation from the patch site. This can be alleviated by placing the patches in various parts of the body when using them consecutively.

Transderm Scop should be taken exactly as directed by the physician. This medication is typically taken on an as needed basis, and thus missing a dose is not typically a problem. The patient should never take a double dose of this medication in an effort to derive more relief from symptoms than directed to avoid a potential overdose. If an overdose is suspected, the patient should seek immediate emergency medical attention. An overdose will present with symptoms which include seizures, dizziness, drowsiness, excitability, agitation, convulsions, hallucination, coma, or death.

There is a risk of negative drug interactions associated with Transderm Scop. A thorough medical history should be understood prior to prescribing this medication. Patients should be urged to inquire with the prescribing physician before taking any new medications, including over the counter medications and herbal remedies. Medications with a known interaction with Transderm Scop include antihistamines, decongestants, narcotic pain relievers, muscle relaxants, sedatives, antidepressants, alcohol, anxiety medications, and medications that are known to cause drowsiness.

Transderm scop has the following structural formula:

Chemical structure of transderm scop

 Molecular formula of transderm scop is C17H21NO4
 Molecular weight is 303.353 g/mol
 Transderm scop available : 1.5mg patches

Generic name: Scopolamine

Brand name(s): Atrochin, Atroquin, Beldavrin, Buscopan, Euscopol, Hyosceine, Hyoscine, Hyosol, Hysco, Isoscopil, Kwells, L-Scopolamine, Oscine, Pamine, Scop, Scopamin, Scopoderm-Tts, Scopolaminhydrobromid, Scopos, Sereen, Skopolamin, Tranaxine, Transcop, Transderm-V, Triptone

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