Transderm-V Patchand/or alternativesChemical Ingredient: Scopolamine
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Transderm-V Drug Information
Transderm-V Patch Overview
This skin patch is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness or recovery from anesthesia and surgery. Transderm-V Patch works by correcting the imbalance of natural substances (acetylcholine and norepinephrine) that can occur in motion sickness. It also blocks certain signals to the brain that can cause nausea and vomiting. Transderm-V Patch is not recommended for use in children.
How to Use Transderm-V Patch
Read the Medication Guide provided by your pharmacist before you start using scopolamine and each time you get a refill. If you have any questions, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Peel off the clear backing from the patch and apply it to a clean, dry, hairless area of the skin behind the ear. Press firmly for at least 30 seconds to make sure the patch sticks well, especially around the edges. The patch will slowly release the medication into your body over 3 days. Do not use the patch if it is broken, cut, or damaged. If you are using the patch to prevent nausea and vomiting from motion sickness, apply the patch as directed by your doctor, usually at least 4 hours before the activity that causes motion sickness. Replace the patch every 3 days until it is no longer needed. If you are using the patch to prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery, apply the patch as directed by your doctor, usually the evening before surgery. If the surgery is for a cesarean section, then the patch is usually applied 1 hour before the procedure to reduce the baby's exposure to the drug. Remove and throw away the patch as directed by your doctor, usually 24 hours after surgery. If the patch comes off or needs to be replaced, throw away the old patch and place a new one behind the other ear, on a clean, dry, hairless area. Use only one patch at a time. When throwing away the old patch, fold it in half with the sticky side together and throw away in the trash away from children and pets. Transderm-V Patch can cause temporary blurred vision and widened pupils if it comes in contact with the eyes. Therefore, after handling the patch, always wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. Also wash the area behind the ear where the patch was removed. After stopping Transderm-V Patch, you may experience dizziness, loss of balance, nausea/vomiting, headache, muscle weakness, or slow heartbeat. If these effects occur, they usually appear 24 hours or more after you stop Transderm-V Patch. This is a result of your body adjusting to being off the medication. Report any such reactions to your doctor right away. Tell your doctor if your condition persists or worsens.
Transderm-V Patch Precautions
Before using scopolamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other belladonna alkaloids (such as atropine); or if you have any other allergies. Transderm-V Patch may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. Before using Transderm-V Patch, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history,breathing problems (such as asthma, emphysema), personal or family history of glaucoma (angle-closure type), heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, stomach/intestine/esophagus problems (such as ulcers, blockage, GERD), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), difficulty urinating (for example, due to enlarged prostate), mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, anxiety), kidney disease, liver disease, myasthenia gravis, uncontrolled pain. Transderm-V Patch may make you dizzy or drowsy or blur your vision. Alcohol or marijuana (cannabis) can make you more dizzy or drowsy. Do not drive, use machinery, participate in underwater activities, or do anything that needs alertness or clear vision until you can do it safely. Avoid alcoholic beverages. Talk to your doctor if you are using marijuana (cannabis). Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products). If you are going to have an MRI test, tell testing personnel that you are using this patch. Some patches may contain metals that can cause serious burns during an MRI. Ask your doctor whether you will need to remove your patch before the test and apply a new patch afterward, and how to do so properly. Transderm-V Patch may make you sweat less, making you more likely to get heat stroke. Avoid doing things that may cause you to overheat, such as hard work or exercise in hot weather, or using hot tubs. When the weather is hot, drink a lot of fluids and dress lightly. If you overheat, quickly look for a place to cool down and rest. Get medical help right away if you have a fever that does not go away, mental/mood changes, headache, or dizziness. Older adults may be more sensitive to the side effects of Transderm-V Patch, especially dizziness and drowsiness. During pregnancy, Transderm-V Patch should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Transderm-V Patch passes into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
Transderm-V Patch Misdose
If you forget to replace a patch at the scheduled time, replace it as soon as you remember. Do not use more than one patch at a time.
Transderm-V Patch Interactions
Drug interactions may change how your medications work or increase your risk for serious side effects. This document does not contain all possible drug interactions. Keep a list of all the products you use (including prescription/nonprescription drugs and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicines without your doctor's approval.potassium tablets/capsules, pramlintide. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking other products that cause drowsiness including alcohol, marijuana (cannabis), antihistamines (such as cetirizine, diphenhydramine), drugs for sleep or anxiety (such as alprazolam, diazepam, zolpidem), muscle relaxants, and narcotic pain relievers (such as codeine). Check the labels on all your medicines (such as allergy or cough-and-cold products) because they may contain ingredients that cause drowsiness. Ask your pharmacist about using those products safely. Transderm-V Patch may interfere with a certain laboratory tests (such as gastric secretion test), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you use Transderm-V Patch.
Transderm-V Patch Side Effects
What are Transderm-V Patch side effects?
Side effects are physical, mental or emotional symptoms which occur in addition to or outside of the desired effect of a therapeutic treatment such as an over-the-counter or prescribed drug or medication. Side effects from Transderm-V Patch may occur at the beginning or at the end of treatment and may also depend on the length of time an individual remains on the treatment. Side effects, also known as adverse effects, are generally more likely to occur when starting treatment. Individuals may also experience side effects from Transderm-V Patch as a result of an interaction with other medications.
Side Effects of Transderm-V Patch
The side effects of Transderm-V Patch may vary in number and intensity for many different reasons. Factors such as age, weight, gender and ethnicity may influence the side effects of Transderm-V Patch. Also, an individual’s state of general physical health and seriousness of the disease or illness as well as an increase or decrease in dosage may lead to side effects. Further, side effects from Transderm-V Patch may also occur as a result of an interaction with certain herbal supplements, foods or drinks.
Prescription drug side effects can be serious and may cause patients to stop the treatment. However, when side effects from the use of a prescription drug, such as Transderm-V Patch, do occur a patient should consult their physician. A physician may prescribe an additional treatment in order to control the symptoms or an adjustment in the dosage may be made. In addition, changes to diet, exercise or other lifestyle activities may help to lessen the side effects of Transderm-V Patch.
By understanding side effects and the factors which may influence the occurrence of side effects patients are empowered to take an active role in their care. Patients who have specific questions about the side effects of Transderm-V Patch, or any other medication, should contact their physician. General information about Transderm-V Patch and the side effects associated with Transderm-V Patch are described in the following:
Common Transderm-V Patch Side Effects
- decreased sweating
- memory impairment
Less Frequent Transderm-V Patch Side Effects
- visual changes
- acute confusion
- blurred vision
- breast milk flow decreased
Rare or Very Rare Transderm-V Patch Side Effects
- ocular hypertension
- orthostatic hypotension
- skin rash
- secondary angle-closure glaucoma
- seizure disorder
- drug-induced psychosis
- paranoid disorder
- false sense of well-being
- general weakness
- headache disorder
- skin irritation
- disturbance of attention
- acute pain at drug application site
- dry eye
- ocular itching
Transderm-V Patch Storage
Store at room temperature. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep all medications away from children and pets. Do not flush medications down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. Properly discard Transderm-V Patch when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company.
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