Scopoderm patches

Scopoderm patches (hyoscine 1.5mg) medicated self adhesive patches for the control of travel sickness - effective for 72 hours.

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  1. Read medical information about travel sickness
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Prices

Travel sickness patchesQuantityCost
Scopoderm patches hyoscine 1.5mg/72hrs2 patches (3 days each)£9.00
Scopoderm patches hyoscine 1.5mg/72hrs4 patches (3 days each)£16.00
Scopoderm patches hyoscine 1.5mg/72hrs10 patches (3 days each)£32.00

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Prescription fees

Dr Fox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.

Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.

If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Dr Fox prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

Order valuePrescription fee
up to £10£1.00
up to £20£3.00
up to £50£5.00
up to £100£8.00
over £100£10.00

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About Scopoderm

Scopoderm travel sickness patches contain a substance called hyoscine hydrobromide, which is one of the most widely used medications to treat travel sickness.

Hyoscine is absorbed through your skin via the self adhesive Scopoderm patch. Each patch contains 1.5mg of hyoscine and can be kept on for up to three days.

What does it do?

The hyoscine works by reducing the conflict in your brain, which can happen while travelling. You begin to feel travel sick when there is a conflict between what your inner ear can sense and what your eyes can see.

Hyoscine blocks receptors called muscarinic (or cholinergic) in the vomiting centre from receiving messages from the vestibular system. This prevents the internal confusion, which causes the feeling of nausea.

How to use Scopoderm patches

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This medicine works best before you start to feel ill, so it's recommended that you put on a patch 5 to 6 hours before travel. However, you can also use the patch during travel to help reduce nausea.

To ensure that you put on the patch correctly, follow these steps:

  • Remove the patch from its seal and peel off the clear, hexagonal plastic backing. Hold the patch by its edge and be careful to avoid touching the sticky side.
  • To put the patch on, find a dry, hairless area of skin behind your ear and press the silver-coloured sticky side in place. Hold the patch there and count slowly to ten.
  • Next, wash your hands thoroughly.
  • When you remove the patch, wash your hands thoroughly afterwards, as well as washing the area of skin where the patch has been.

If the patch comes off accidentally during your journey, throw away the patch, wash the area, as advised above, and put a new patch on behind the other ear.

Each patch lasts for up to 3 days (72 hours). You can use Scopoderm patches for longer journeys – just take the patch off after 3 days and put a new one behind the other ear.

Cautions when using Scopoderm patches

It's important to always wash your hands after inserting or removing a Scopoderm patch. You should also try to avoid touching the patch whilst it's on. This is because, if you touch your eyes with hyoscine on your fingers, the substance can temporarily blur your vision.

Also, do not drink alcohol or take other anti-sickness medicines whilst using Scopoderm patches.

Provided that you have applied the patch properly, you can swim, bathe or shower with little risk of it coming off. However, it is best not to stay in the water too long.

Do not cut the patches in an attempt to reduce the dosage. This may release a much larger dose in a short time period.

Side-effects of Scopoderm patches

As with any medicine, there are potential side-effects. The most commonly reported side-effect is a dryness of the mouth, although this does not last long.

Other side effects include:

  • Sleepiness, dizziness, confusion and hallucinations.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Redness or itching of the skin where a patch has been.

If any of these effects are severe, or if you experience any other side effects, take the patch off and consult a Doctor. Also seek medical assistance if any side effect lasts for over 24 hours, after removing the patch. However, it is rare for the symptoms to persist this long.

Due to the potential side effect of drowsiness, you must not drive or operate machinery whilst wearing a Scopoderm patch.

When not to use Scopoderm patches

During a Dr Fox consultation, we will determine whether Scopoderm patches are suitable for you. However, speak to a doctor before using Scopoderm patches if:

  • You suffer from any serious gastrointestinal, kidney, liver or bladder disease
  • You suffer from epilepsy
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding
  • If you have ever had glaucoma
  • Have a history of bladder or bowel obstruction
  • If you've had a bad reaction to hyoscine, or other anti-sickness medication in the past

Scopoderm patches are not suitable for children less than 10 years old.

You should also inform your doctor, before you buy Scopoderm patches, if you are taking any other medicines.

Additional Information

See Dr Fox travel sickness page and NHS Choices website on travel sickness.

Patient information leaflet

The 'Patient Information Leaflet' supplied with medication must be read before use.

Scopoderm Patient Leaflet

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Authored 01 April 2014
by Dr Tony Steele, MB ChB

Reviewed 04 January 2017 by Dr B. Babor, MB ChB

Last updated 30 January 2017

Product reviews

Scopoderm patches rated 10/10 in 8 product reviews

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does the job

03/03/2017 23:50
Anonymous Verified

very effective

12/02/2017 13:10
Anonymous Verified

These really do work, have made air travel so much easier

17/12/2016 20:27
Anonymous Verified

Worked well on our cruise

31/10/2016 10:33
Anonymous Verified

myself and my partner both suffer with Travel Sickness, we like to go on cruises but find we both suffer even on the calmest of seas, these patches work really well just pop one tiny patch behind your ear and no trouble with sickness for 3 days just replace with another patch behind the other ear and again 3 days free from any sickness

13/09/2016 23:53
C. Hickey Verified

No motion sickness using these

01/09/2016 00:01
A. Johnson Verified

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