Transderm-V is used to prevent nausea and vomiting associated with motion sickness in adults. In some people motion of ships, airplanes, trains, buses can increase the activity of nerve fibers of the inner ear, which are a part of body’s balance mechanism. This causes motion sickness, which is characterized by dizziness, nausea and vomiting. Transderm-V is an effective medication for the prevention of nausea and vomiting. It acts by reducing the activity of the nerve fibers in the inner ear and acts on the motion sickness centers in the brain. When the patch is placed behind the ear, it delivers scopolamine to the skin surface from where it is absorbed in to the blood over a prolonged period of up to 3 days. Use Transderm-V exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Only one patch can be used at any one time. Each patch can be worn for a maximum period of 3 days. Treatment with must not exceed six days, i.e., one patch worn for 3 days followed by a new disc worn for a second 3 days. Apply one disc on the hairless area behind one ear approximately 12 hours before the drug’s anti-nausea and anti-vomiting effect is needed.
Transderm-V is manufactured by Sandoz and comes from Canada. The active ingredient in Transderm-V is scopolamine. Transderm-V is available as a patch and contains 1.5 mg/72-hour active substance scopolamine per patch.
Transderm-V Side Effects
Stop taking Transderm-V and call your doctor at once if you have one of these serious side effects:
• Allergic reaction
Less serious side effects include dryness of mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, blurring of vision, enlargement of pupils, loss of ability to focus on near or far objects, irritation of the eyelids, skin irritation and application site burning. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
Avoid drinking alcohol while using Transderm-V. This drug may cause dizziness, confusion, drowsiness or affect your vision. Be careful about driving, performing any activity that requires concentration or operating any machinery. Do not take Transderm-V if you are allergic to scopolamine or any other ingredients in the medication. should not be used in children. The safety of its use in children has not been determined. Transderm-V may interact with other drugs that act on brain, antiallergic medications, antidepressants, anti-parkinson medications, anti-viral medicines, antiarrhythmics, other travel sickness medicines, alcohol.
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