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SCOPOLAMINE (skoe POL a meen) eye drops are used to dilate your eyes (make the pupils larger). It is also used to treat other eye conditions.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
an unusual or allergic reaction to scopolamine, atropine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
This medicine is only for use in the eye. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Wash hands before and after use. Tilt your head back and pull your lower eyelid down with a finger to form a pouch. Squeeze the required number of drops into the pouch. Close your eye gently and apply pressure to the inside corner of your eye for 2 to 3 minutes. Do not touch your eye or surrounding tissue with the eye dropper. Do not use your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, use only that dose. Do not use double or extra doses.
Interactions are not expected. Do not use any other eye products without asking your doctor or health care professional.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells.
Wear sunglasses if this medicine makes your eyes more sensitive to light.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in vision
eye irritation, redness, or swelling
hallucinations (seeing and hearing things that are not really there)
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store between 8 and 27 degrees C (46 and 80 degrees F). Protect from light. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
SCOPOLAMINE (skoe POL a meen) helps to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness. This medicine is also used to help with symptoms of irritable bowel or other intestinal problems. It is also used for the symptomatic treatment of Parkinson's disease.
difficulty passing urine
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Do not take this medicine more often than directed.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
medicines for hay fever and other allergies
medicines for mental depression
You may get drowsy, dizzy, or have blurred vision. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that requires mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. To reduce the risk of dizzy or fainting spells, do not sit or stand up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. Alcohol can make you more drowsy. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
Your mouth may get dry. Chewing sugarless gum or sucking hard candy, and drinking plenty of water may help. Contact your doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
This medicine may cause dry eyes and blurred vision. If you wear contact lenses you may feel some discomfort. Lubricating drops may help. See your eye doctor if the problem does not go away or is severe.
agitation, nervousness, confusion
pain or difficulty passing urine
skin rash, itching
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
SCOPOLAMINE (skoe POL a meen) is used to prevent nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness, anesthesia and surgery.
kidney or liver disease
an unusual or allergic reaction (especially skin allergy) to scopolamine, atropine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
This medicine is for external use only. Follow the directions on the prescription label. One patch contains enough medicine to prevent motion sickness for up to 3 days. Apply the patch at least 4 hours before you need it and only wear one disc at a time. Choose an area behind the ear, that is clean, dry, hairless and free from any cuts or irritation. Wipe the area with a clean dry tissue. Peel off the plastic backing of the skin patch, trying not to touch the adhesive side with your hands. Do not cut the patches. Firmly apply to the area you have chosen, with the metallic side of the patch to the skin and the tan-colored side showing. Once firmly in place, wash your hands well with soap and water. Remove the disc after 3 days, or sooner if you no longer need it. After removing the patch, wash your hands and the area behind your ear thoroughly with soap and water. The patch will still contain some medicine after use. To avoid accidental contact or ingestion by children or pets, fold the used patch in half with the sticky side together and throw away in the trash out of the reach of children and pets. If you need to use a second patch after you remove the first, place it behind the other ear.
Make sure you apply the patch at least 4 hours before you need it. You can apply it the night before traveling.
medicines for anxiety or sleeping problems like diazepam or temazepam
Keep the patch dry, if possible, to prevent it from falling off. Limited contact with water, however, as in bathing or swimming, will not affect the system. If the patch falls off, throw it away and put a new one behind the other ear.
You may get drowsy or dizzy. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs mental alertness until you know how this medicine affects you. Do not stand or sit up quickly, especially if you are an older patient. This reduces the risk of dizzy or fainting spells. Alcohol may interfere with the effect of this medicine. Avoid alcoholic drinks.
If you are going to have a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) procedure, tell your MRI technician if you have this patch on your body. It must be removed before a MRI.
blurred vision and other eye problems
eye pain or redness in the whites of the eye
Store at room temperature between 20 and 25 degrees C (68 and 77 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date. When you remove a patch, fold it and throw it in the trash as described above.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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