Scopolamine is used to relieve nausea and dizziness. It is also used to prevent motion sickness or recover from anesthesia. Scopolamine can also be used to treat Parkinsonism, muscle spasticity, Irritable bowel syndrome and diverticulitis.


What is Scopolamine?

Scopolamine is an anticholinergic (interferes with the effects of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine) that affects different segments of the body. It reduces fluid secretion, slows down gastric and intestinal activity, as well as dilates the pupils.


How should Scopolamine be taken?

Scopolamine can be taken orally or through patches to be applied behind the ear.


Side effects associated with Scopolamine

Possible side effects of Scopolamine include the following:

  • Drowsiness
  • Disorientation
  • Dry mouth
  • Blurred vision
  • Dilated pupils
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinations
  • Difficulty passing urine
  • Rash


It is important to contact a doctor in case the use of Scopolamine triggers:

  • Eye pain
  • Dizziness
  • Acceleration of the wrist


Contraindications and warnings associated with the use of Scopolamine

Scopolamine can interfere with your ability to drive or operate hazardous machinery. In addition, alcohol can increase drowsiness and dizziness caused by the active ingredient.


Before taking the drug, it is important to inform your doctor:

  • If you have any allergies to the active substance or to other medicines
  • If you are currently taking other medications, herbal supplements or sedatives. Mentioning in particular: drugs that can alter mental clarity, vitamin, cough medications, cold medications and allergy medications
  • If you suffer (or have suffered) from glaucoma, kidney disease, liver or heart disease, stomach or intestinal obstructions, difficulty urinating, bladder problems or prostatic hypertrophy
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding


It is important to inform surgeons and dentists of any ongoing treatment with Scopolamine.