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1 Indications And Usage
- Scopolamine transdermal system is indicated in adults for the prevention of: •nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. •post-operative nausea and vomiting (PONV) associated with recovery from anesthesia and/or opiate analgesia and surgery.
2.1 Important Application And Removal Instructions
- •Each scopolamine transdermal system is formulated to deliver in vivo approximately 1 mg of scopolamine over 3 days. •Only wear one transdermal system at any time. •Do not cut the transdermal system. •Apply the transdermal system to the skin in the postauricular area (hairless area behind one ear). •After the transdermal system is applied on the dry skin behind the ear, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry hands [see Warnings and Precautions (5.6)]. •If the transdermal system becomes displaced, discard the transdermal system, and apply a new transdermal system on the hairless area behind the other ear. •Upon removal, fold the used transdermal system in half with the sticky side together, and discard in household trash in a manner that prevents accidental contact or ingestion by children, pets or others.
Apply one scopolamine transdermal system to the hairless area behind one ear at least 4 hours before the antiemetic effect is required – for use up to 3 days. If therapy is required for longer than 3 days, remove the first transdermal system and apply a new scopolamine transdermal system behind the other ear.
The most common adverse reaction (approximately two thirds) was dry mouth. Less common adverse reactions, included drowsiness (less than one sixth), blurred vision and dilation of the pupils.
For Surgeries Other Than Cesarean Section
Apply one scopolamine transdermal system the evening before scheduled surgery. Remove the transdermal system 24 hours following surgery.
3 Dosage Forms And Strengths
Transdermal system: a round opaque, peach-colored transdermal system imprinted with “Scopolamine 1 mg / 3 days” in brown ink, on an oversized removable release liner with a clear overlay.
- Scopolamine transdermal system is contraindicated in patients with: •angle closure glaucoma [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]. •hypersensitivity to scopolamine or other belladonna alkaloids or to any ingredient or component in the formulation or delivery system. Reactions have included rash generalized and erythema [see Adverse Reactions (6.2), Description (11)].
5.1 Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma
The mydriatic effect of scopolamine may cause an increase in intraocular pressure resulting in acute angle closure glaucoma. Monitor intraocular pressure in patients with open angle glaucoma and adjust glaucoma therapy during scopolamine transdermal system use, as needed. Advise patients to immediately remove the transdermal system and contact their healthcare provider if they experience symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma (e.g., eye pain or discomfort, blurred vision, visual halos or colored images in association with red eyes from conjunctival congestion and corneal edema).
Psychiatric Adverse Reactions
Scopolamine has been reported to exacerbate psychosis. Other psychiatric reactions have also been reported, including acute toxic psychosis, agitation, speech disorder, hallucinations, paranoia, and delusions [see Adverse Reactions (6.2)]. Monitor patients for new or worsening psychiatric symptoms during treatment with scopolamine transdermal system. Also, monitor patients for new or worsening psychiatric symptoms during concomitant treatment with other drugs that are associated with similar psychiatric effects [see Drug Interactions (7.1)].
Seizures and seizure-like activity have been reported in patients receiving scopolamine. Weigh this potential risk against the benefits before prescribing scopolamine transdermal system to patients with a history of seizures, including those receiving anti-epileptic medication or who have risk factors that can lower the seizure threshold.
Cognitive Adverse Reactions
Scopolamine can cause drowsiness, disorientation, and confusion. Discontinue scopolamine transdermal system if signs or symptoms of cognitive impairment develop. Elderly and pediatric patients may be more sensitive to the neurological and psychiatric effects of scopolamine transdermal system. Consider more frequent monitoring during treatment with scopolamine transdermal system in elderly patients [see Use in Specific Populations (8.5)]. Scopolamine transdermal system is not approved for use in pediatric patients [see Use in Specific Populations (8.4)].
Scopolamine transdermal system may impair the mental and/or physical abilities required for the performance of hazardous tasks such as driving a motor vehicle, operating machinery or participating in underwater sports. Concomitant use of other drugs that cause central nervous system (CNS) adverse reactions (e.g., alcohol, sedatives, hypnotics, opiates, and anxiolytics) or have anticholinergic properties (e.g., other belladonna alkaloids, sedating antihistamines, meclizine, tricyclic antidepressants, and muscle relaxants) may increase this effect [see Drug Interactions (7.1)]. Inform patients not to operate motor vehicles or other dangerous machinery or participate in underwater sports until they are reasonably certain that scopolamine transdermal system does not affect them adversely.
5.3 Eclamptic Seizures In Pregnant Women
Eclamptic seizures have been reported in pregnant women with severe preeclampsia soon after injection of intravenous and intramuscular scopolamine [see Use in Specific Populations (8.1)]. Avoid use of scopolamine transdermal system in patients with severe preeclampsia.
5.4 Gastrointestinal And Urinary Disorders
Scopolamine, due to its anticholinergic properties, can decrease gastrointestinal motility and cause urinary retention. Consider more frequent monitoring during treatment with scopolamine transdermal system in patients suspected of having intestinal obstruction, patients with pyloric obstruction or urinary bladder neck obstruction and patients receiving other anticholinergic drugs [see Drug Interactions (7.2)]. Discontinue scopolamine transdermal system in patients who develop difficulty in urination.
5.5 Drug Withdrawal/Post-Removal Symptoms
Discontinuation of scopolamine transdermal system, usually after several days of use, may result in withdrawal symptoms, such as disturbances of equilibrium, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, sweating, headache, mental confusion, muscle weakness, bradycardia and hypotension. The onset of these symptoms is generally 24 hours or more after the transdermal system has been removed. Instruct patients to seek medical attention if they experience severe symptoms.
5.6 Blurred Vision
Scopolamine can cause temporary dilation of the pupils resulting in blurred vision if it comes in contact with the eyes.Advise patients to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry their hands immediately after handling the transdermal system [see Dosage and Administration (2.1)].
6 Adverse Reactions
- The following serious adverse reactions are described elsewhere in labeling: •Acute Angle Closure Glaucoma [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)] •Neuropsychiatric Adverse Reactions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)] •Eclamptic Seizures in Pregnant Women [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)] •Gastrointestinal and Urinary Disorders [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)] •Drug Withdrawal/Post-Removal Symptoms [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)] •Blurred Vision [see Warnings and Precautions (5.6)]
6.1 Clinical Trials Experience
Because clinical trials are conducted under widely varying conditions, adverse reaction rates observed in the clinical trials of a drug cannot be directly compared to rates in the clinical trials of another drug and may not reflect the rates observed in practice.
Common adverse reactions, occurring in at least 3% of patients in PONV clinical trials are shown in Table 1.Table 1: Common Adverse Reactionsoccurring in at least 3% of patients and at a rate higher than placebo in Surgical Patients for the Prevention of PONVScopolamine Transdermal System% (N = 461)Placebo% (N = 457)Dry mouth2916Dizziness127Somnolence84Agitation64Visual Impairment53Confusion43Mydriasis40Pharyngitis32
6.2 Postmarketing Experience
The following adverse reactions have been identified during post-approval use of scopolamine transdermal system. Because these reactions are reported voluntarily from a population of uncertain size, it is not always possible to reliably estimate their frequency or establish a causal relationship to drug exposure.Psychiatric Disorders: acute psychosis including: hallucinations, disorientation, and paranoia Nervous System Disorders: headache, amnesia, coordination abnormalities, speech disorder, disturbance in attention, restlessnessGeneral Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: application site burningEye Disorders: dry eyes, eye pruritus, angle closure glaucoma, amblyopia, eyelid irritationSkin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: rash generalized, skin irritation, erythemaRenal and Urinary Disorders: dysuriaEar and Labyrinth Disorders: vertigo
7.1 Drugs Causing Central Nervous System (Cns) Adverse Reactions
The concurrent use of scopolamine transdermal system with other drugs that cause CNS adverse reactions of drowsiness, dizziness or disorientation (e.g., sedatives, hypnotics, opiates, anxiolytics and alcohol) or have anticholinergic properties (e.g., other belladonna alkaloids, sedating antihistamines, meclizine, tricyclic antidepressants, and muscle relaxants) may potentiate the effects of scopolamine transdermal system [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)]. Either scopolamine transdermal system or the interacting drug should be chosen, depending on the importance of the drug to the patient. If the interacting drug cannot be avoided, monitor patients for CNS adverse reactions.
7.2 Anticholinergic Drugs
Concomitant use of scopolamine with other drugs having anticholinergic properties may increase the risk of CNS adverse reactions [see Drug Interactions (7.1)], intestinal obstruction and/or urinary retention. Consider more frequent monitoring during treatment with scopolamine transdermal system in patients receiving anticholinergic drugs [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2, 5.4)].
7.3 Oral Drugs Absorbed In The Stomach
Scopolamine transdermal system, as an anticholinergic, may delay gastric and upper gastrointestinal motility and, therefore, the rate of absorption of other orally administered drugs. Monitor patients for modified therapeutic effect of concomitant orally administered drugs with a narrow therapeutic index.
7.4 Interaction With Gastric Secretion Test
Scopolamine will interfere with the gastric secretion test. Discontinue scopolamine transdermal system 10 days prior to testing.
Available data from observational studies and postmarketing reports with scopolamine use in pregnant women have not identified a drug associated risk of major birth defects, miscarriage, or adverse fetal outcomes. Avoid use of scopolamine transdermal system in pregnant women with severe preeclampsia because eclamptic seizures have been reported after exposure to scopolamine (see Data).In animal studies, there was no evidence of adverse developmental effects with intravenous administration of scopolamine hydrobromide revealed in rats. Embryotoxicity was observed in rabbits at intravenous doses producing plasma levels approximately 100 times the levels achieved in humans using a transdermal system.The estimated background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage for the indicated population is unknown. All pregnancies have a background risk of birth defect, loss, or other adverse outcomes. In the U.S. general population, the background risk of major birth defects and miscarriage in clinically recognized pregnancies is 2% to 4% and 15% to 20%, respectively.
Scopolamine is present in human milk. There are no available data on the effects of scopolamine on the breastfed infant or the effects on milk production. Because there have been no consistent reports of adverse events in breastfed infants over decades of use, the developmental and health benefits of breastfeeding should be considered along with the mother’s clinical need for scopolamine transdermal system and any potential adverse effects on the breastfed child from scopolamine or from the underlying maternal condition.
Eclamptic Seizures In published case reports, two pregnant patients with severe preeclampsia were administered intravenous and intramuscular scopolamine, respectively, and developed eclamptic seizures soon after scopolamine administration [see Warnings and Precautions (5.3)].
In animal reproduction studies, when pregnant rats and rabbits received scopolamine hydrobromide by daily intravenous injection, no adverse effects were observed in rats. An embryotoxic effect was observed in rabbits at doses producing plasma levels approximately 100 times the levels achieved in humans using a transdermal system. Scopolamine administered parenterally to rats and rabbits at doses higher than the dose delivered by scopolamine transdermal system did not affect uterine contractions or increase the duration of labor.
8.4 Pediatric Use
Safety and effectiveness in pediatric patients have not been established. Pediatric patients are particularly susceptible to the adverse reactions of scopolamine; including mydriasis, hallucinations, amblyopia and drug withdrawal syndrome. Neurologic and psychiatric adverse reactions, such as hallucinations, amblyopia and mydriasis have also been reported.
8.5 Geriatric Use
Clinical trials of scopolamine transdermal system did not include sufficient number of subjects aged 65 years and older to determine if they respond differently from younger subjects. In other clinical experience, elderly patients had an increased risk of neurologic and psychiatric adverse reactions, such as hallucinations, confusion, dizziness and drug withdrawal syndrome [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2, 5.5)]. Consider more frequent monitoring for CNS adverse reactions during treatment with scopolamine transdermal system in elderly patients [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
8.6 Renal Or Hepatic Impairment
Scopolamine transdermal system has not been studied in patients with renal or hepatic impairment. Consider more frequent monitoring during treatment with scopolamine transdermal system in patients with renal or hepatic impairment because of the increased risk of CNS adverse reactions [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].
9.1 Controlled Substance
Scopolamine transdermal system contains scopolamine, which is not a controlled substance.
Termination of scopolamine transdermal system, usually after several days of use, may result in withdrawal symptoms such as disturbances of equilibrium, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps, sweating, headache, mental confusion, muscle weakness, bradycardia and hypotension. These withdrawal symptoms indicate that scopolamine, like other anticholinergic drugs, may produce physical dependence. The onset of these symptoms, generally 24 hours or more after the transdermal system has been removed, can be severe and may require medical intervention [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)].
The signs and symptoms of anticholinergic toxicity include: lethargy, somnolence, coma, confusion, agitation, hallucinations, convulsion, visual disturbance, dry flushed skin, dry mouth, decreased bowel sounds, urinary retention, tachycardia, hypertension, and supraventricular arrhythmias. These symptoms can be severe and may require medical intervention.In cases of toxicity remove the scopolamine transdermal system. Serious symptomatic cases of overdosage involving multiple transdermal system applications and/or ingestion may be managed by initially ensuring the patient has an adequate airway and supporting respiration and circulation. This should be rapidly followed by removal of all transdermal systems from the skin and the mouth. If there is evidence of transdermal system ingestion, endoscopic removal of swallowed transdermal systems, or administration of activated charcoal should be considered, as indicated by the clinical situation. In any case where there is serious overdosage or signs of evolving acute toxicity, continuous monitoring of vital signs and ECG, establishment of intravenous access, and administration of oxygen are all recommended.The signs and symptoms of overdose/toxicity due to scopolamine should be carefully distinguished from the occasionally observed syndrome of withdrawal [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)]. Although mental confusion and dizziness may be observed with both acute toxicity and withdrawal, other characteristic findings differ: tachyarrhythmias, dry skin, and decreased bowel sounds suggest anticholinergic toxicity, while bradycardia, headache, nausea and abdominal cramps, and sweating suggest post-removal withdrawal.If over-exposure occurs, call your Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222 for current information on the management of poisoning or overdosage.
Scopolamine transdermal system is designed for continuous release of scopolamine following application to an area of intact skin on the head, behind the ear. Each system contains 1.5 mg of scopolamine base. Scopolamine is (αS)-α-(hydroxymethyl)benzeneacetic acid (1α,2β,4β,5α,7β)-9-methyl-3-oxa-9-azatricyclo[3.3.1.02,4]non-7-yl ester. The molecular formula is C17H21NO4 and its structural formula is:Scopolamine has a molecular weight of 303.35 and a pKa of 7.55-7.81. The scopolamine transdermal system is a circular, 1.8 cm2 film with four layers. Proceeding from the visible surface towards the surface attached to the skin, these layers are: (1) a backing layer of peach-colored polyethylene/polyester film printed with brown ink; (2) a solid matrix drug reservoir layer of silicone adhesive, scopolamine and povidone; (3) a microporous polypropylene membrane; and (4) an adhesive formulation of silicone adhesive, povidone and scopolamine. A protective, oversized release liner of fluoropolymer-coated polyester, which covers the adhesive formulation layer, is removed before the system is used. The brown ink contains acrylic polymers, carbon black, iron oxides (red and yellow), polydimethylsiloxane, polyethylene wax, polytetrafluoroethylene, polyvinylpyrrolidone, sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate and triethanolamine.Scopolamine transdermal systems are packaged with an additional piece of protective film covering the system within each pouch. This piece of protective film is removed and discarded at the time of use.Cross section of the system:
12.1 Mechanism Of Action
Scopolamine, a belladonna alkaloid, is an anticholinergic. Scopolamine acts: i) as a competitive inhibitor at postganglionic muscarinic receptor sites of the parasympathetic nervous system, and ii) on smooth muscles that respond to acetylcholine but lack cholinergic innervation. It has been suggested that scopolamine acts in the central nervous system (CNS) by blocking cholinergic transmission from the vestibular nuclei to higher centers in the CNS and from the reticular formation to the vomiting center. Scopolamine can inhibit the secretion of saliva and sweat, decrease gastrointestinal secretions and motility, cause drowsiness, dilate the pupils, increase heart rate, and depress motor function.
The system is formulated to deliver approximately 1 mg of scopolamine to the systemic circulation over 3 days.
Following application to the skin behind the ear, circulating plasma concentrations are detected within 4 hours with peak concentrations being obtained, on average, within 24 hours. The average plasma concentration produced is 87 pg/mL (0.28 nM) for free scopolamine and 354 pg/mL for total scopolamine (free + conjugates). Following removal of the used transdermal system, there is some degree of continued systemic absorption of scopolamine bound in the skin layers.
The distribution of scopolamine is not well characterized. It crosses the placenta and the blood brain barrier and may be reversibly bound to plasma proteins.
Metabolism And Excretion
Scopolamine is metabolized and conjugated with less than 5% of the total dose appearing unchanged in the urine. The enzymes responsible for metabolizing scopolamine are unknown. The exact elimination pattern of scopolamine has not been determined. Following transdermal system removal, plasma concentrations of scopolamine decline in a log linear fashion with an observed half-life of 9.5 hours. Less than 10% of the total dose is excreted in the urine as the parent drug and metabolites over 108 hours.
Drug Interaction Studies
An in vitro study using human hepatocytes examined the induction of CYP1A2 and CYP3A4 by scopolamine. Scopolamine did not induce CYP1A2 and CYP3A4 isoenzymes at the concentrations up to 10 nM. In an in vitro study using human liver microsomes which evaluated the inhibition of CYP1A2, 2C8, 2C9, 2C19, 2D6 and 3A4, scopolamine did not inhibit these cytochrome P450 isoenzymes at the concentrations up to 1 micromolar. No in vivo drug-drug interaction studies have been conducted.
13.1 Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment Of Fertility
No long-term studies in animals have been conducted to evaluate the carcinogenic potential of scopolamine. The mutagenic potential of scopolamine has not been evaluated.Fertility studies were performed in female rats and revealed no evidence of impaired fertility or harm to the fetus due to scopolamine hydrobromide administered by daily subcutaneous injection. Maternal body weights were reduced in the highest-dose group (plasma level approximately 500 times the level achieved in humans using a transdermal system). However, fertility studies in male animals were not performed.
14.1 Prevention Of Motion Sickness
In 195 adult subjects of different racial origins who participated in clinical efficacy studies at sea or in a controlled motion environment, there was a 75% reduction in the incidence of motion-induced nausea and vomiting. Scopolamine transdermal system was applied from 4 to 16 hours prior to the onset of motion in these studies.
14.2 Prevention Of Post-Operative Nausea And Vomiting
A clinical efficacy study evaluated 168 adult female patients undergoing gynecological surgery with anesthesia and opiate analgesia. Patients received scopolamine transdermal system or placebo applied approximately 11 hours before anesthesia/opiate analgesia. No retching/vomiting during the 24-hour post-operative period was reported in 79% of those treated with scopolamine transdermal system compared to 72% of those receiving placebo. When the need for additional antiemetic medication was assessed during the same period, there was no need for medication in 89% of patients treated with scopolamine transdermal system as compared to 72% of placebo-treated patients.
16 How Supplied/Storage And Handling
Scopolamine Transdermal System, 1 mg/3 days is available as the following: Carton of 4 transdermal systems, packaged into individual square pouches. NDC 0378-6470-99Carton of 10 transdermal systems, packaged into individual square pouches. NDC 0378-6470-97Carton of 24 transdermal systems, packaged into individual square pouches. NDC 0378-6470-44Store at 20° to 25°C (68° to 77°F). [See USP Controlled Room Temperature.]Store pouch(es) in an upright position.Do not bend or roll pouch(es).Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after handling the transdermal system. Upon removal, fold the used transdermal system in half with the sticky side together, and discard in household trash in a manner that prevents accidental contact or ingestion by children, pets or others [see Dosage and Administration (2.1), Warnings and Precautions (5.6)].PHARMACIST: Dispense a Medication Guide with each prescription.
17 Patient Counseling Information
- Advise the patient to read the FDA-approved patient labeling (Medication Guide and Instructions for Use).Administration Instructions: Counsel patients on how to apply and remove the transdermal system [see Dosage and Administration (2.1)]: •Only wear one transdermal system at any time. •Do not cut the transdermal system. •Apply the transdermal system to the skin in the postauricular (hairless area behind one ear) area. •After the transdermal system is applied on the dry skin behind the ear, wash hands thoroughly with soap and water and dry hands. •If the transdermal system becomes displaced, discard the transdermal system, and apply a new transdermal system on the hairless area behind the other ear. •Upon removal, fold the used transdermal system in half with the sticky side together, and discard in household trash in a manner that prevents accidental contact or ingestion by children, pets or others.Patients with Open-Angle Glaucoma: Advise patients with open-angle glaucoma to remove the scopolamine transdermal system immediately and contact their healthcare provider if they experience symptoms of acute angle closure glaucoma, including pain and reddening of the eyes, accompanied by dilated pupils, blurred vision and/or seeing halos around lights [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].Neuropsychiatric Adverse Reactions: •Advise patients that psychiatric adverse reactions may occur, especially in patients with a past psychiatric history or in those receiving other drugs also associated with psychiatric effects, and to report to their healthcare provider any new or worsening psychiatric symptoms. •Advise patients to discontinue scopolamine transdermal system and contact a healthcare provider immediately if they experience a seizure. •Advise patients, especially elderly patients, that cognitive impairment may occur during treatment with scopolamine transdermal system, especially in those receiving other drugs also associated with CNS effects, and to report to their healthcare provider if they develop signs or symptoms of cognitive impairment such as hallucinations, confusion or dizziness. •Inform patients not to operate motor vehicles or other dangerous machinery or participate in underwater sports until they are reasonably certain that scopolamine transdermal system does not affect them adversely [see Warnings and Precautions (5.2)].Decreased Gastrointestinal Motility and Urinary Retention: Instruct patients to remove the transdermal system if they develop symptoms of intestinal obstruction (abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting) or any difficulties in urinating [see Warnings and Precautions (5.4)].Drug Withdrawal/Post-Removal Symptoms: Inform patients that if they remove the scopolamine transdermal system before treatment is complete, withdrawal symptoms may occur and to seek immediate medical care if they develop severe symptoms after removing scopolamine transdermal system [see Warnings and Precautions (5.5)].Blurred Vision: Inform patients that temporary dilation of the pupils and blurred vision may occur if scopolamine transdermal system comes in contact with the eyes. Instruct patients to wash their hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after handling the transdermal system [see Dosage and Administration (2.1), Warnings and Precautions (5.6)].
- Scopolamine Transdermal System(skoe polʹ a meen)Read this Medication Guide before you start using scopolamine transdermal system and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.What is scopolamine transdermal system?Scopolamine transdermal system is a prescription medicine used for adults to help prevent: •nausea and vomiting from motion sickness •nausea and vomiting from anesthesia or taking opioid pain medicines after surgeryIt is not known if scopolamine transdermal system is safe or effective in children.Who should not use scopolamine transdermal system?Do not use scopolamine transdermal system if you: •have an eye problem called angle closure glaucoma. •are allergic to scopolamine, belladonna alkaloids or any of the ingredients in scopolamine transdermal system. See the end of this leaflet for a list of the ingredients in scopolamine transdermal system. Ask your doctor if you are not sure.What should I tell my doctor before using scopolamine transdermal system?Before you use scopolamine transdermal system, tell your doctor about all of your medical conditions, including if you: •have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye). •have a history of seizures or psychosis. •have problems with your stomach or intestines. •have trouble urinating. •are scheduled to have a gastric secretion test. •have liver or kidney problems. •are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if scopolamine can harm your unborn baby. •are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Scopolamine can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. Talk to your doctor about the best way to feed your baby if you use scopolamine transdermal system.Tell your doctor about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements. Scopolamine transdermal system may affect the way other medicines work, and other medicines may affect how scopolamine transdermal system works. Medicines that you take by mouth may not be absorbed well while you use scopolamine transdermal system.Especially tell your doctor if you take: •a sedative, hypnotic, opioid or anxiolytic (medicines that make you sleepy) •an antidepressant medicine •an anticholinergic medicine, such as an allergy or cold medicine, a medicine to treat bladder or bowel spasms, certain asthma medicines, or other medicines for motion sicknessAsk your doctor if you are not sure if your medicine is one that is listed above.Know the medicines you take. Keep a list of them and show it to your doctor or pharmacist when you get a new medicine.How should I use scopolamine transdermal system? •See the detailed Instructions for Use for information about how to use scopolamine transdermal system at the end of this Medication Guide. •It is important that you apply scopolamine transdermal system exactly as your doctor tells you to. •Your doctor may change your scopolamine transdermal system dose. Do not change your scopolamine transdermal system dose without talking to your doctor. •Wear only one scopolamine transdermal system at any time. •If you use too many scopolamine transdermal systems, call your doctor or Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room right away.What should I avoid while using scopolamine transdermal system? •You should not drink alcohol while using scopolamine transdermal system. It can increase your chances of having serious side effects. •You should not drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other dangerous activities until you know how scopolamine transdermal system affects you. •You should be careful if you use scopolamine transdermal system while you participate in watersports because you may feel lost or confused (disoriented). •Limit contact with water while swimming and bathing because scopolamine transdermal system may fall off. If scopolamine transdermal system falls off, throw it away and apply a new one on the hairless area behind your other ear.What are the possible side effects of scopolamine transdermal system?Scopolamine transdermal system may cause serious side effects, including: •angle closure glaucoma. If you have open angle glaucoma and use scopolamine transdermal system, remove scopolamine transdermal system and call a doctor right away if you feel pain or discomfort, have blurred vision, or see halos or colored images around lights and reddening of your eyes. •worsening of seizures. Tell your doctor about any worsening of seizures while using scopolamine transdermal system. •an unusual reaction called acute psychosis. Tell your doctor if you have any of these symptoms: •confusion •agitation •rambling speech •hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that are not there) •paranoid behaviors and delusions (false belief in something) •worsening of your preeclampsia during pregnancy. Some pregnant women with severe preeclampsia have had seizures after getting scopolamine by injection in the muscle (intramuscular) or injection in the vein (intravenous). •difficulty urinating. •difficulties in food passing from the stomach to the small intestines, which may cause abdominal pain, nausea or vomiting. •withdrawal symptoms after removing scopolamine transdermal system after using it for several days. Some people may have certain symptoms such as difficulty with balance, dizziness, nausea, vomiting, stomach cramps, sweating, confusion, muscle weakness, low heart rate or low blood pressure that could start 24 hours or more after removing scopolamine transdermal system. Call your doctor right away if your symptoms become severe. •temporary increase in the size of your pupil and blurry vision, especially if scopolamine transdermal system comes in contact with your eyes.The most common side effects of using scopolamine transdermal system include: •dry mouth •blurred vision or eye problems •feeling sleepy or drowsy •disorientation (confusion) •dizziness •feeling agitated or irritable •pharyngitis (sore throat)Tell your doctor if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away. These are not all the possible side effects of scopolamine transdermal system.Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.General information about the safe and effective use of scopolamine transdermal system.Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. Do not use scopolamine transdermal system for a condition for which it was not prescribed. Do not give scopolamine transdermal system to other people, even if they have the same symptoms you have. It may harm them.You can ask your pharmacist or doctor for information about scopolamine transdermal system that is written for health professionals.What are the ingredients in scopolamine transdermal system?Active ingredient: scopolamineInactive ingredients: peach-colored polyethylene/polyester film, polypropylene, povidone and silicone adhesive. The brown imprinting ink contains acrylic polymers, carbon black, iron oxides (red and yellow), polydimethylsiloxane, polyethylene wax, polytetrafluoroethylene, polyvinylpyrrolidone, sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate and triethanolamine. For more information, call Mylan at 1-877-446-3679 (1-877-4-INFO-RX). Instructions for UseScopolamine Transdermal System(skoe polʹ a meen)Read this Instructions for Use before you start using scopolamine transdermal system and each time you get a refill. There may be new information. This information does not take the place of talking to your doctor about your medical condition or your treatment.Information about scopolamine transdermal system: •Scopolamine transdermal system is a peach-colored, circle shaped transdermal system (patch) with “Scopolamine 1 mg / 3 days” printed on it. •Wear only one scopolamine transdermal system at any time. •Do not cut scopolamine transdermal system.To help prevent nausea and vomiting from motion sickness: •Apply one scopolamine transdermal system to your skin on a hairless area behind one ear at least 4 hours before the activity to prevent nausea and vomiting. •If the treatment is needed for longer than 3 days, remove scopolamine transdermal system from the hairless area behind your ear. Get a new scopolamine transdermal system and place it on the hairless area behind your other ear.To help prevent nausea and vomiting after surgery: •Follow your doctor’s instructions about when to apply scopolamine transdermal system before your scheduled surgery. •Scopolamine transdermal system should be left in place for 24 hours after surgery. After 24 hours, scopolamine transdermal system should be removed and thrown away.How to use scopolamine transdermal system:Inside the scopolamine transdermal system package, you will find one scopolamine transdermal system. An imprinted, peach backing membrane with a sticky surface is adhered to a clear, disposable release liner (See Figure 1).1.Select a hairless area of skin behind one of your ears. Avoid areas on your skin that may have cuts, pain or tenderness. Wipe the area of your skin with a clean, dry tissue.2.Tear along the dashed line on the scopolamine transdermal system package to open (See Figure 2). Remove the contents of the pouch and discard the additional piece of clear protective film covering the transdermal system.3.Remove the clear plastic release liner from the peach-colored round scopolamine transdermal system (See Figure 3).4.Do not touch the adhesive (sticky) surface on scopolamine transdermal system with your hands (See Figure 4).5.Apply the adhesive surface of scopolamine transdermal system firmly to the dry area of skin behind your ear. The imprinted, peach colored side of the transdermal system should be facing up and showing (See Figure 5). Wash your hands with soap and water right away after applying scopolamine transdermal system, so that any medicine from scopolamine transdermal system that gets on your hands will not get into your eyes.How to remove scopolamine transdermal system:After removing scopolamine transdermal system, be sure to wash your hands and the area behind your ear thoroughly with soap and water. Please note that the used scopolamine transdermal system will still contain some of the active ingredient after use. To avoid accidental contact or ingestion by children, pets or others, fold the used scopolamine transdermal system in half with the sticky side together. Throw away (dispose of) scopolamine transdermal system in the household trash out of the reach of children, pets or others.How should I store scopolamine transdermal system? •Store scopolamine transdermal system at room temperature between 68°F and 77°F (20ºC and 25ºC) until you are ready to use it. •Store scopolamine transdermal system in an upright position. •Do not bend or roll scopolamine transdermal system.Keep scopolamine transdermal system and all medicines out of reach of children.The Medication Guide and Instructions for Use have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug AdministrationManufactured for:Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.Morgantown, WV 26505 U.S.A.Revised: 6/2019SCOP:R8/MG:SCOP:R2
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