Scopoderm Patches

Buy Scopoderm travel sickness patches to combat motion sickness

Scopoderm patches contain the active ingredient hyoscine hydrobromide, which prevents the brain from triggering vomiting during travel. 

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What are Scopoderm Patches?

Scopoderm patches are used to prevent motion sickness. The contain the active ingredient hyoscine hydrobromide, a antimuscarinic which prevents the brain from triggering vomiting during travel. 

How do Scopoderm Patches work?

Travel sickness is thought to occur when the brain receives conflicting information from the body. The inner-ear canals, known as the vestibular system, are responsible for balance and  detecting changes in the body’s position. Motion sickness is caused by the vestibular system telling the brain that the body is moving, while the eyes are telling the brain that the body is stationary.

Scopoderm patches contain the active ingredient hyoscine hydrobromide, an antimuscarinic. Hyoscine hydrobromide works by interrupting the messages sent from the vestibular system to the part of the brain which triggers vomiting.  Scopoderm patches work best in a preventative capacity, as the active ingredient needs time to be transferred through the skin into the bloodstream

What types of sickness are Scopoderm Patches effective for?

Scopoderm patches are effective in preventing sickness brought on by motion, such as travel by car, boat or train. They work by preventing confusion in the brain brought on by conflicting messages sent by the eyes and the vestibular system.

How long do Scopoderm Patches take to work?

For best results, one patch should be applied 5 - 6 hours before travel.

How long does Scopoderm last?

Scopoderm patches can prevent travel sickness for up to 72 hours. 


Active ingredients

The active ingredient in Scopoderm patches is hyoscine hydrobromide.

Inactive ingredients

The inactive ingredients in Scopoderm patches are light mineral oil, polyisobutylene, and polypropylene.


Can Scopoderm patches be cut in half?

Scopoderm patches should not be cut in half, as this may interfere with the mechanism of transferal. 

How to use Scopoderm Patches

Always use Scopoderm patches as instructed by a doctor or pharmacist. One patch should be applied 5 - 6 hours before travel. Wash and dry your hands thoroughly before removing the patch from the sachet. Peel off the clear backing and press the silver patch onto a clean, dry, hairless are of skin behind your ear. Wash your hands after applying, and do not touch the patch after it has been applied. If you accidentally touch the patch, wash your hands immediately. 

Once you finish your journey, remove the patch and dispose of it carefully. If you forget to apply a patch, apply it as soon as you remember. Never apply two patches at once.

Scopoderm dosage

Apply 1 x 1.5 mg patch no more than once every 3 days.

Where should I put a Scopoderm patch?

Scopoderm patches should be applied to a dry, hairless area of skin behind the ear.

Side Effects

Scopoderm side effects

Like all medications, Scopoderm patches can cause side effects in some patients. If you experience symptoms of a rare but severe allergic reaction, including difficulty breathing or swallowing, severe itching or rash, or swelling of the face, lips, tongue or throat, remove the patch and seek immediate medical attention.

Other side effects of scopoderm patches include:

  • Changes in vision with increased pressure in the eye. If you experience this, consult your doctor immediately.
  • Dryness of the mouth
  • Drowsiness or dizziness
  • Frequent blurring of near vision and enlargement of the pupils
  • Loss of ability to focus your vision
  • Irritation of the eyelids
  • Skin irritation
  • Difficulty urinating
  • Impairment of memory or concentration, restlessness, disorientation, confusion, or hallucinations
  • Skin rash
  • Itching, redness or burning at the site of application

Drug interactions

Before using Scopoderm patches, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including those purchased over the counter without a prescription. In particular, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:

  • Other travel sickness medication
  • Other drugs acting on the brain
  • Anti-allergic medicines
  • Antidepressants
  • Anti-parkinson's and antivirals
  • Antiarrhythmics
  • Alcohol


Do NOT use scopoderm patches if:

  • You are allergic to hyoscine or any of the other ingredients of this medication
  • You have glaucoma or a history of glaucoma

Before using Scopoderm patches, speak to a doctor for additional advice if:

  • You suffer from pyloric stenosis
  • You have problems urinating due to a bladder obstruction 
  • You have a blockage of your intestines
  • You are an elderly patient or have any metabolic, liver, or kidney disease
  • You suffer from epilepsy
  • You have had pain in the eyes, blurred vision, or see rainbow-coloured halos around lights

Scopoderm Patches and driving

Scopoderm patches may cause you to feel drowsy, dizzy or confused. If you experience this, do not try to drive or operate heavy machinery until the feeling has completely passed. These side effects can continue for up to 24 hours after patches have been removed.

Scopoderm Patches and pregnancy

You should not us scopoderm patches when pregnant or breastfeeding unless instructed to do so by a doctor.

Scopoderm Patches and alcohol

Do not drink alcohol while using Scopoderm patches, or for 24 hours after removal. This can cause you to feel dizzy or drowsy.

Treatment Options

Scopoderm Patches vs Kwells

Kwells tablets contain the same active ingredient as Scopoderm patches, but are taken orally.  Scopoderm patches are a popular choice for anyone who struggles to swallow tablets, or in the event that sickness prevents you from being able to keep tablets down.

Scopoderm Patches vs Avomine

While Scopoderm patches contain hyoscine hydrobromide, an antimuscarinic, Avomine is an antihistamine that can be used to treat sickness that is triggered by motion and other factors. Avomine is also an effective treatment for vertigo.

Can I use Scopoderm Patches with other travel sickness treatments?

Scopoderm patches contain hyoscine hydrobromide, which is one of the most commonly used active ingredients in travel sickness medications. You should consult a doctor for advice before using Scopoderm patches with other travel sickness medications.


Are Scopoderm Patches available over the counter?

Scopoderm patches require a prescription from a doctor and are thought to be more effective than over-the-counter alternatives.

Are Scopoderm Patches suitable for children?

Scopoderm is not recommended for use in children under the age of 10. Children over the age of 10 can use the patches at the same dose as adults. 

Are Scopoderm Patches preventative or do they treat travel sickness?

Scopoderm patches are most effective if used in a preventative capacity, as once motion sickness has started, it is difficult to control.

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