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Brand Names: Scopace

Generic Name: scopolamine (Pronunciation: skoe PAH lah meen)

What is scopolamine (Scopace)?

Scopolamine is an anticholinergic medicine. Scopolamine has many effects in the body including decreasing the secretion of fluids, slowing the stomach and intestines, and dilation of the pupils.

Scopolamine is used to relieve nausea, vomiting, and dizziness associated with motion sickness and recovery from anesthesia and surgery. Scopolamine may also be used in the treatment of parkinsonism, spastic muscle states, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, and other conditions.

Scopolamine may also be used for purposes other than those listed in this medication guide.

Scopace 0.4 mg

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What are the possible side effects of scopolamine (Scopace)?

Stop using scopolamine and seek emergency medical attention or contact your doctor immediately if you experience:

  • an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives);
  • pain and redness of the eyes with dilated pupils; or
  • difficulty urinating.

In rare cases, unusual reactions to ordinary doses of scopolamine have occurred including confusion, agitation, rambling speech, hallucinations, paranoid behaviors, and delusions. In the case of such a reaction, stop using scopolamine and seek medical attention.

Other, less serious side effects may be more likely to occur. Continue to use scopolamine and talk to your doctor if you experience

  • drowsiness;
  • dizziness;
  • dry mouth;
  • restlessness;
  • blurred vision;
  • dilated pupils;
  • dry or itchy eyes;
  • flushing; or
  • fast heartbeats.

Nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, and poor coordination have been reported when treatment that has lasted more than a few days is discontinued. If you use scopolamine for more than a few days, be aware that these side effects may occur when you stop.

Side effects other than those listed here may also occur. Talk to your doctor about any side effect that seems unusual or that is especially bothersome. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about scopolamine (Scopace)?

Use caution when driving, operating machinery, or performing other hazardous activities. Scopolamine may cause dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision. If you experience dizziness, drowsiness, or blurred vision, avoid these activities.

Use alcohol cautiously. Alcohol may increase drowsiness and dizziness while using scopolamine.

In rare cases, unusual reactions to ordinary doses of scopolamine have occurred including confusion, agitation, rambling speech, hallucinations, paranoid behaviors, and delusions. In the case of such a reaction, stop using scopolamine and seek medical attention.



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