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Medical and Pharmacy Editor:

Brand Name: Transderm Scop, Scopace, Maldemar

Generic Name: Scopolamine

Drug Class: Antiemetic Agents

What Is Scopolamine and How Does It Work?

Scopolamine is a prescription drug used in adults for prevention of nausea and vomiting.

Scopolamine is available under the following different brand names: Transderm Scop, Scopace, and Maldemar.

Dosages of Scopolamine :

Transdermal patch

  • 1 mg/75 hour

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

May cause withdrawal symptoms if used longer than 3 days

Nausea and Vomiting Treatment

  • 0.3-0.65 mg intravenously/intramuscular/subcutaneous; repeat every 6-8 hours if necessary

Motion Sickness


  • Apply 1 patch behind ear at least 4-12 hours before (preferably 12 hours) before anticipated exposure to motion, then every 3 days as needed

Nausea and vomiting associated with anesthesia

  • Apply 1 patch behind ear on night before scheduled surgery, then leave on for 24 hours after surgery
  • Cesarean section: Apply 1 patch behind ear 1 hour before surgery (to minimize newborn exposure, apply no sooner); remove 24 hours after surgery

Chemotherapy induced nausea and vomiting (off label)

  • Apply 1 patch every 72 hours


  • Safety and efficacy not established
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/18/2017

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