Scopoderm is a patch that is used to treat travel sickness and nausea. It contains the active ingredient hyoscine and is slowly released in the body via the patch. It works by preventing the brain from receiving signals from specific areas of the body that causes a feeling of nausea and vomiting.
- Simple and convenient patch
- Contains the active ingredient Hyoscine
- Relieves symptoms of travel sickness
NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our GP / Pharmacist.
Scopoderm, a brand name of hyoscine hydrobromide, is a medication used to prevent travel sickness. It is available as patches that can be applied behind the ear, and be used by adults and children above ten years of age.
How do I use Scopoderm?
It is recommended that you should apply the patch five hours before you start your journey to receive the most positive effect. It will still have a positive effect if you apply the patch once you experience symptoms.
To apply the patch place the adhesive side on to an area of dry, hairless skin behind the ear and hold the patch down for ten seconds. Ensure you wash your hands once you have applied the patch.
What should I do if the patch comes off?
If the patch unintentionally falls off you should clean the area of skin that you applied the patch to. You should not reapply the same patch and instead apply a new patch behind the other ear.
How long does Scopoderm last?
One Scopoderm patch will control the symptoms of travel sickness for up to 72 hours (three days); if your journey lasts longer, you can remove the old patch and apply a new patch behind the other ear.
Can I drink alcohol whilst using Scopoderm?
You should avoid alcohol whilst using Scopoderm and for at least 24 hours once the patch has been removed.
There is always a risk of side effects with all medications. Some of these can be quite mild and can subside over time. Others are more serious and should be reported to your GP right away if you experience any side effects. Please contact a member of our team if you are concerned about any potential side effects that may occur when using Scopoderm.
Common side effects may include:
- Eyelid irritation
- Skin irritation at the site of application
- Dryness of the mouth
- Blurred vision
There are some serious side effects associated with the use of Scopoderm patches. These are rare, but if you experience any of these symptoms, remove the patch and seek medical attention. These can include:
- Difficulty urinating
- Pain in the eye with loss of vision
- Increased heart rate
Before taking any medicines, regardless of whether they are over the counter or prescription-only, it is essential always to read the patient information leaflet.