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To relieve dry mouth, suck on (sugarless) hard candy or ice chips, chew (sugarless) gum, drink water, or use a saliva substitute.
Remember that your doctor has prescribed this medication because he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this medication do not have serious side effects.
Remove the patch and tell your doctor immediately if any of these unlikely but serious side effects occur: mental/mood changes, difficulty urinating, eye problems (e.g., pain/pressure/reddening of the eyes along with widened pupils), fast/irregular heartbeat, severe drowsiness, voice changes (e.g., hoarseness).
After stopping this medication, 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 this medication. This is a result of your body adjusting to being off the medication. Report any such reactions to your doctor immediately.
A very serious allergic reaction to this drug is unlikely, but seek immediate medical attention if it occurs. Symptoms of a serious allergic reaction may include: rash, itching/swelling (especially of the face/tongue/throat), severe dizziness, trouble breathing.
This is not a complete list of possible side effects. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
In the US -
Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
In Canada - Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to Health Canada at 1-866-234-2345.
Read the Transderm Scop (scopolamine) Side Effects Center for a complete guide to possible side effects
PRECAUTIONS: Before using scopolamine, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or to other belladonna alkaloids (e.g., atropine); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as adhesives), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: a certain type of glaucoma (narrow-angle).
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: a certain type of glaucoma (wide-angle), seizures, mental/mood disorders (e.g., psychosis, anxiety), uncontrolled pain, breathing problems (e.g., asthma, emphysema), trouble urinating (e.g., due to enlarged prostate), bowel disease (e.g., paralytic ileus, pyloric obstruction, diarrhea), stomach/esophagus problems (e.g., ulcers, GERD), heart/blood vessel disease (e.g., fast heartbeat, congestive heart failure, coronary artery disease), overactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), high blood pressure, myasthenia gravis, kidney disease, liver disease.
This drug may make you dizzy or drowsy or cause blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, participate in underwater activities, or do any activity that requires alertness or clear vision until you are sure you can perform such activities safely. Limit alcoholic beverages.
This medication can decrease sweating. To prevent heatstroke, avoid becoming overheated in hot weather, in saunas, and during exercise/other strenuous activities.
Before having surgery, tell your doctor or dentist that you are using this medication.
If you are going to have an MRI test, notify testing personnel that you are using this patch. Serious burns may occur during MRI tests because of the aluminum contained in these patches. It should be removed just before the MRI test or consult your doctor for specific instructions.
The elderly may be more sensitive to the effects of this drug, especially dizziness/drowsiness.
Children are very sensitive to the effects of this medication. This medication is not recommended for use in children.
During pregnancy, this medication should be used only when clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.
This medication passes into breast milk. While there have been no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
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