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Transderm Scop Uses

How Does It Work?

Transderm Scop belongs to a group of medications known as belladonna alkaloids. These medications cause a variety of effects in the body, which can either be desirable effects or side effects. One of these effects (known as an "anticholinergic effect") is to help prevent or suppress nausea. It is thought that this effect of Transderm Scop is mostly due to the effects within the brain, rather than effects directly on the digestive tract.

Is It Safe for Children to Use Transderm Scop?

This medication is not approved for use in children, as it has not been adequately studied in this age group. Children may be more susceptible to Transderm Scop side effects.

Off-Label Uses for Transderm Scop

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend this medicine for something other than for preventing nausea and vomiting due to motion sickness, anesthesia, or surgery. This is called an "off-label" use. Using the drug to prevent or treat nausea and vomiting due any other cause, such as chemotherapy, would be an off-label use.
Transderm Scop is frequently used off-label in hospice (end-of-life) care to cause sedation and help with breathing problems and excess salivation. There is also some interest in using Transderm Scop to treat depression.

Transderm Scop Information

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