The scopolamine patch, marketed under the name Transderm Scop, is a prescription transdermal patch used in the prevention of nausea and vomiting. We can connect people who might need a scopolamine patch with a licensed medical provider who can prescribe Transderm Scop if safe and appropriate to do so.
Transdermal Scopolamine Patch – Dose and Cost
Transderm Scop patches are typically available as circular, flat, continuous release patches containing Transderm Scop 1.5 mg that are placed behind the ear (postauricular). With this design, Transderm Scop patches are made to deliver Transderm Scop 1 mg over three days. Transderm Scop itself is a viscous liquid that is embedded into a drug reservoir into the patch. A (Transderm Scop) is a moderately affordable medication available for $7 per patch at many pharmacies once a prescription has been written for the medication. The cost associated with a Transderm Scoppatch may be covered by the cost of one’s insurance plan. Additionally, Transderm Scop coupons may be available online for people who are looking to reduce the cost even further. Transderm Scop patches should be stored at 20° C to 25° C.
Can I Buy A Scopolamine Patch Online?
The scopolamine patch (Transderm Scop) requires a prescription from a medical provider in the United States before it can be dispensed by a pharmacy. As a result, Transderm Scop is not available over-the-counter (OTC) and one cannot simply buy Transderm Scop patches online. However, we helps people who need a scopolamine patch connect with a medical provider who can, when appropriate, write a (Transderm Scop) prescription that can be made available at a pharmacy.
Scopolamine – Mechanism of Action
The scopolamine patch (Transderm Scop) utilizes a transdermal patch system to deliver the medication. Transderm Scop itself is an anticholinergic agent and a belladonna alkaloid. Transderm Scop binds to muscarinic receptor sites in the parasympathetic nervous system and affects smooth muscles that are sensitive to acetylcholine. It is believed that scopolamine functions by impeding communication (cholinergic transmission) from the reticular formation of the vomiting center and the vestibular nuclei, implying a central nervous system effect. Through the transdermal patch, scopolamine attains peak levels in the plasma at around 24 hours with initial amount being detectable at 4 hours. Scopolamine has an observed half-life of approximately 9.5 hours and only a small percentage of the unchanged version of the drug is excreted in the urine. Scopolamine can also block the secretion of sweat.
Scopolamine Patch – Side Effects
A Transderm Scop patch, like other medications, can cause side effects. Side effects from Transderm Scop use include dry mouth, urinary retention, visual changes and drowsiness. Transderm Scop should generally not be used in conjunction with other medications or in patients with glaucoma, seizures, psychosis, intestinal obstruction, bladder obstruction or the elderly. People who have had hypersensitivity or allergic reactions to Transderm Scop or other belladonna alkaloids should not use the medication. Transderm Scop and alcohol should not be used together. Any questions regarding Transderm Scop’s side effects should be discussed with one’s pharmacist and medical provider before use.