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Transderm Scop Dosage

The standard dosage of Transderm Scop is to apply one patch behind the ear to help prevent nausea and vomiting. Do not cut or bend the patch, as it may release the medication too quickly. In some cases, Transderm Scop can be left in place for up to three days. Do not use more than one patch at a time.

An Introduction to Dosing With Transderm Scop

There is only one standard dose for Transderm Scop® (scopolamine patch), regardless of your age or weight. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
 

What Is the Transderm Scop Dosage for Preventing Nausea and Vomiting?

For all adults, the recommended Transderm Scop dosage is one patch applied behind the ear.
 
For use before surgery or other procedures requiring anesthesia, it is usually recommended to apply the patch the night before surgery, except in the case of a cesarean section, in which the patch is usually applied just an hour before surgery to limit the baby's exposure to the drug. The patch is usually left on until about 24 hours after surgery.
 
When used for motion sickness, the patch works best when applied at least four hours ahead of time. You can keep it on for up to three days, after which you may replace it with a new patch if necessary. Do not forget to remove the old patch, as it will still release some medication; using more than one patch at a time may lead to an overdose.
 
There are no guidelines for children, as the drug is not approved for this age group. The drug should be used cautiously in the elderly or in people who have liver or kidney problems. The patch cannot be cut to reduce the dose.
 

General Information on Using Transderm Scop

Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Transderm Scop include the following:
 
  • Wear only one patch at a time.
  • Apply the patch to a clean, hairless area behind the ear. Wash your hands thoroughly after application.
  • The patch can be worn while swimming, showering, bathing, or exercising. However, it sticks best if it is not exposed to too much water. If it falls off, simply replace it with a new one.
  • Do not cut the patch or fold it sharply, as this may cause the medication to be released too quickly.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be used as prescribed.
  • If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage, please talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Transderm Scop Information

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