In this episode of the RLP podcast, I discuss scopolamine pharmacology.
Scopolamine patches can be used in the management of motion sickness and surgery/anesthesia induced nausea and vomiting.
Transdermal scopolamine has a slow onset of action so we need to be deliberate about the timing of placement (usually 4-6 hours prior to anticipated time of symptoms).
Transdermal scopolamine is highly anticholinergic and can cause dry eyes, dry mouth, urinary retention, and confusion.
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