Scopoderm Patch

  • Hyoscine hydrobromide

Scopoderm is a patch treatment for travel sickness. It is applied a few hours before the beginning of a journey and relieves in-transit symptoms.

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One patch contains 1.5 mg of the active ingredient. The rate at which this is released is thought to be 1mg per 72 hours (3 days), which is the duration the patch is left on for.

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Scopoderm TTS is a medication for air, sea and car sickness made by Novartis, and is supplied in the form of a patch. It is administered to the area of skin behind the ear around five to six hours prior to your journey and remains in place for as long as it is required. Each patch has a functioning duration of three days, and can be replaced with another in cases where prolonged relief is required.

  1. Easy-to-apply patch
  2. Effective relief for up to 3 days
  3. Ideal for those who don’t like tablets

Travel sickness is a condition which is thought to be able to affect anyone. Common symptoms include nausea, vomiting and dizziness. It occurs in situations where the brain receives sensory information which essentially does not match, and disorientates it. For instance, if the eyes perceive that the immediate surroundings are stationary, while the balance centres in the inner ear feel definite movement, this sends conflicting signals to the brain and causes the above symptoms to manifest.

In the inner ear, the section responsible for measuring and maintaining balance is called the vestibular system, and it is from here that messages are relayed to the part of the brain called the area postrema, also known as the vomiting centre. When these signals become jumbled up, as a result of being on a moving road vehicle, plane or boat, receptors in the brain respond by telling the body to vomit.

Treatment for travel sickness, also referred to as motion sickness, works by interfering in this neural communication process. Scopoderm patches contain an active component called hyoscine hydrobromide, which treats travel sickness by inhibiting the function of muscarinic receptors in the brain, thereby preventing it from interpreting confusing signals. This then decreases the severity of symptoms.

Getting ready to go travelling can be a busy and stressful experience, but we’re here to make it easier. If you are looking for effective travel sickness treatment but don’t have the time to visit your doctor in person, our secure clinic service allows you to get everything you need in one place.

Fill out one of our health questionnaires today and a qualified practitioner will review your case. If approved, your treatment will be sent direct to your door from our UK-based pharmacy. Delivery on all orders is made by secure courier, so you can expect to receive your item within just one working day.

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How to use Scopoderm Patch

Take care to follow the instructions provided by your prescriber when using this treatment, and make sure you adhere to the guidelines in the patient information leaflet. Doing so will help the medication to be as effective as possible and limit the risk of side effects.

  1. Apply as directed.
  2. Normally, this will be one patch administered five or six hours before the start of your journey. 
  3. Alternatively, you may choose to apply it prior to going to sleep the night before.
  4. Fix the patch to a spot of skin behind the ear which is clean, dry and free of cuts or blemishes.
  5. Wash your hands after use, as the active ingredient can cause temporary sight problems if it comes into contact with the eyes.
  6. When your journey is complete, remove the patch.
  7. The patch remains functional for up to three days, and can be worn while swimming or showering.
  8. If your journey is longer than three days, apply another patch after you have removed the first one.
  9. Never use more than one patch at a time, or exceed the amount your doctor has prescribed.

The directions here are provided only as a guide. It is vital to read the instructions provided fully before using this drug.

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Scopoderm Patch side effects

Despite the fact that not everyone will experience them, you should inform your doctor if you notice any signs of an allergic reaction or any side effects which concern you, as they will require medical attention.

Very common (1 in 10 people or more):
Dry mouth.

Common (1 in 10 people or less):
Irritation of the eyelids, drowsiness, headache, feeling or being sick, loss of balance, or skin irritation.

Uncommon (1 in 100 people or less):
Impairment of memory or concentration, feelings of restlessness, dizziness, disorientation, confusion, glaucoma, urinary problems, skin rash, pupil dilation, or hallucinations.

This is not a detailed account of the side effects associated with this medicine. A more comprehensive list can be found in the patient information leaflet.

Can I take it with other medications?

Let your prescriber know if you are currently using any other treatments during consultation. This product may interact with the following: drugs that act on the central nervous system (including alcohol); certain treatments that block nerve impulses; or other travel sickness medications.

Conditions to look out for

Some conditions may mean that this product is not safe for you to use. Disclose your medical history to your prescriber before using this item.

You should not use Scopoderm TTS Patches if you have ever had glaucoma. If you have or have ever had any of the following, a doctor may also choose not to issue this treatment, or only prescribe it with special care: pyloric stenosis; bladder obstruction; blockage of the intestines; liver or kidney problems; or epilepsy.

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Can I still drink alcohol?

This patch may interact with alcohol, and it is therefore recommended that you do not drink while using it or for 24 hours afterwards.

Will I still be able to drive?

It is not advisable to drive while using this treatment, as it may impair your coordination and make you feel tired.

Can I use this medication while pregnant?

You should speak to your doctor before using this treatment if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as it may not be safe for you to use.

How do I store it?

Keep the patches sealed in their original packaging until you intend to use them, and do not store them above 25°C. Ensure they are kept out of the reach of children.

Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?

Scopoderm patches contain hyoscine, light mineral oil, polyisobutylene and polypropylene. Do not use this treatment if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.

Is it available over-the-counter?

You can only buy Scopoderm patches in the UK with a prescription. Our service supplies you with the means to have your case reviewed by a doctor, and have a prescription issued to you.

Is it right for me?

All you need to do to find out is take our short medical questionnaire. A doctor will analyse your answers to determine whether the treatment is safe for you. If it is, they’ll draw up a prescription and send this direct to our UK pharmacy, where your order will be dispensed and shipped by next-day courier.

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