Scopolamine patch (1190)

Key points below

Alert: Call 911 if your child has a seizure, has trouble breathing or has swelling of the face or lips.

What is Scopolamine?

It is a medicine patch put on the skin to treat nausea and vomiting. It is often used after surgery, too. The medicine moves from the patch through the skin and into the body.

What are the side effects?

When it is used

Before surgery, a patch is put behind the ear. It will be an area that does not have hair. Take the patch off after 3 days unless your doctor told you take it off sooner.

Important information

Do not let your child get overheated or use heat sources (electric blanket, heating pad, hot tub) while using the patch. These may cause body’s temperature to go up. This can cause more medicine to be absorbed, which leads to overdose

How to safely get rid of this medicine


Call your child’s Doctor if you or your child have any concerns related to using this teaching sheet or if your child has special health care needs not covered by this information.