Scopoderm 1.5mg Patches contain the active substance hyoscine which belongs to the group of medicines called anti-emetics or anti-sickness medicines. They are used to prevent the symptoms of motion sickness such as nausea (feeling sick), vomiting (being sick) and vertigo (loss of balance), which can occur when travelling by boat, train or car. Travel sickness occurs when your body’s internal balancing system becomes confused by receiving different messages – your eyes say one thing about the position of your body, but your balance mechanisms tell you differently. Anyone can suffer from travel sickness: children are more prone but often grow out of it as they get older.
Directions for Use
Always use this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure. Do not exceed the recommended dose. Adults and the elderly One patch should be applied about 5-6 hours before leaving on your journey (or the evening before) to a clean, dry, hairless area of intact skin behind the ear. 1. Remove the patch from the sachet. Peel off the clear, hexagonal plastic backing, holding the patch by its edge so as not to touch the sticky side (Figure 1). 2. Press the silver coloured sticky side of the patch firmly on to a clean, dry, hairless area of skin behind the ear (Figure 2). Avoid areas of skin that are cut or irritated in any way. 3. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying the patch. Do not touch the patch once it is in place as you may get the active ingredient on your fingers. If you do touch the patch, wash your hands immediately. Do not get the active ingredient near your eyes. If you get hyoscine on your fingers then touch your eyes, your vision may be temporarily affected. 4. Once your journey is over, take the patch off and dispose of it carefully. 5. When you take a patch off wash your hands and also the area of skin where the patch has been. Each patch will last for up to 3 days. If you are travelling for more than three days, take the patch off after 3 days and apply a fresh patch behind the other ear. You can swim, bathe or shower with little risk of the patch coming off, provided that you have applied the patch properly. However, it is best not to stay in the water too long. If the patch accidentally comes off, dispose of it carefully and put on a new patch.
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