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Updated on 10 Jun 2024

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About Scopoderm

Scopoderm transdermal patches contain hyoscine hydrobromide (scopolamine) as the active ingredient and is commonly prescribed for the control of travel sickness. Hyoscine is classed as an anti-emetic or anti-sickness medicine with anticholinergic properties.

It is available with a prescription under the brand name Scopoderm. NowPatient offers Scopoderm for the prevention of motion sickness only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.

Key facts of Scopoderm

  • For the treatment of motion sickness
  • Scopoderm has some common side effects which include dry mouth, blurred vision, and skin irritation
  • It can be dangerous if you take Scopoderm with certain medications like sleeping tablets. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician
  • Avoid alcohol while using Scopoderm and until the effects have worn off. This may take 24 hours or more
  • You should not use these patches if you are pregnant or breastfeeding without advice from a healthcare professional

Who is Scopoderm not suitable for?

Scopoderm may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to a healthcare professional before using Scopoderm if you:

  • Have glaucoma
  • Suffer from epilepsy
  • Have liver or kidney disease
  • Have a known allergy to Scopoderm patches
  • Have a bladder, pyloric, prostate problems, or bowel obstruction
  • Have ulcerative colitis
  • Have Down’s Syndrome
  • Have diarrhoea or fever
  • Have myasthenia gravis
  • Are an elderly patient

How and where to get Scopoderm?

Scopoderm is available from a number of sources. It is available on prescription at a pharmacy.

NowPatient does not allow customers to buy Scopoderm directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with a prescribing clinician for the treatment of motion sickness, you can discuss if Scopoderm is a suitable treatment option for you.

At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by NowPatient.

Dosage and strength for Scopoderm for motion sickness

Scopoderm is available as a transdermal patch containing 1.5mg of hyoscine when used for travel sickness.

Information about how to use Scopoderm for motion sickness

Scopoderm should be applied 5 to 6 hours before travel, for best results, but may be applied during travel to reduce the feeling of sickness. Follow these steps:

  • Apply the patch to a dry, hairless area of skin behind your ear, sticky side down
  • Wash your hands when applying and removing the patch. Also wash the area of skin where the patch was applied
  • If the patch peels off during your journey, remove the patch, clean the area, and apply a new patch behind your other ear

Patches last for up to 72 hours. You may use Scopoderm for longer journeys. Simply remove the patch after 3 days and apply a new patch behind your other ear. Read the patient information leaflet (PIL) provided to you for further information.

What happens if you use too much Scopoderm?

Scopoderm patches do not contain a high dose, so overdose is unlikely to be fatal. However, it can be highly uncomfortable and could lead to other potential complications, which may be fatal. If you use more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects such as anxiety, severe drowsiness, mood changes, a fast or irregular heartbeat, and seizures.

You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have used too much Scopoderm and you experience any of the side effects.

What are the side effects of Scopoderm?

Possible side effects of Scopoderm are split into common and serious.

Common side effects include:

  • Dry mouth
  • Drowsiness
  • Dizziness, disorientation
  • Blurred vision
  • Skin irritation

Serious side effects include:

  • Hallucinations
  • Anxiety
  • Mood changes
  • Skin rashes

If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.

If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.

  • Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
  • You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
  • Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
  • Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
  • You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
  • Someone faints and cannot be woken up

For a full list of possible side effects, you may read the patient information leaflet.

Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here: how and where do i report side effects of my medication

Information about taking Scopoderm at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements

There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Scopoderm. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements. Speak to your doctor or clinician if you are taking:

  • Treatments for allergies
  • Antidepressants
  • Parkinsons medicines
  • Antiarrhythmics
  • Other travel sickness medication

Why might Scopoderm not work for travel sickness?

Scopoderm may not work properly if the patch becomes detached from your skin. If this occurs, remove the patch completely, clean the area, and apply a new patch behind your other ear.

Can Scopoderm taken for travel sickness be taken long term?

Patches last for up to 72 hours, but you may use Scopoderm for longer. Remove the patch after 3 days and apply a new patch behind your other ear. Read the patient information leaflet (PIL) provided to you for further information.

Is there a herbal Scopoderm?

No. Herbal Scopoderm does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.

Can women use Scopoderm?

Women can use Scopoderm for the treatment of travel sickness, but should not use these patches if they are pregnant or breastfeeding without advice from a healthcare professional

Should I avoid any particular food or drink when taking Scopoderm?

You can eat and drink normally when using Scopoderm patches, but avoid alcohol until the effects have worn off. This may take 24 hours or more.

Alternatives to Scopoderm

Alternatives for the treatment of motion sickness include promethazine, Stugeron and Kwells, over the counter.


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The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

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