What’s in the product
The active medicinal ingredient in Transderm-V® is scopolamine, an effective medication for the prevention of nausea and vomiting because it reduces the activity of the nerve fibers in the inner ear and acts on the motion sickness centres in the brain. Transderm-V® contains 1.5 mg active substance scopolamine per disc.

How it works
Transderm-V® is a small, flexible adhesive disc that you affix behind your ear 12 hours before travelling. Once applied, it delivers scopolamine to the skin surface, which is then absorbed gradually into the bloodstream over a prolonged period of up to 3 days. One pack of two discs will therefore prevent motion sickness symptoms for up to 6 days, longer lasting than any other tablet, and much more convenient than taking a pill every 8 to 12 hours. In clinical trials, Transderm-V® was proven to help prevent motion sickness, and 5 out of 6 patients did not report drowsiness using the Transderm-V® disc.1

Who can use it
Transderm-V® is indicated for adults only - it has not been determined if it is safe for children, who are particularly sensitive to the effects of scopolamine. While most people can safely benefit from Transderm-V®, the guidelines as to who should not use it include pregnant or breastfeeding women, those with specific health conditions or taking certain medications. Transderm-V® should not be used if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to scopolamine or have glaucoma. Also, as with any medication, some people may experience mild to more severe side effects.

Transderm-V® is available without a prescription, behind the pharmacist’s counter. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist to know whether Transderm-V® is right for you and be sure to read the product leaflet before using it.


1Transderm Scop® Prescribing Information. Princeton, NJ: Sandoz Inc.



Select a nonhairy area of skin on the head behind the ear, taking care to avoid a site containing any cuts or irritations. Wipe the area with a clean, dry tissue.


Each Transderm-V® disc is individually sealed in a protec­tive foil pouch. Before removing the disc from its pouch, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water.


Peel the foil pouch open and remove the tan-coloured disc complete with its clear plastic six-sided protective liner (Fig. A).


Holding the disc only by its edge – and taking care not to touch the adhesive surface (metallic side) with your hands – peel off the clear plastic protective liner. (Fig. B).

Fig. A
Fig. B
Fig. C

Firmly apply the adhesive surface (metallic side) of the disc to the dry area of skin behind the ear so that the tan-coloured side is showing (Fig. C). Press firmly to make good contact especially around the edge. Once you have placed the disc behind your ear, do not touch it for the duration of desired use.


Important: Be sure to wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water immediately after handling the disc, so that any drug that might get on your hands will not come into contact with your eyes (see POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS).


Remove the disc after 3 days and carefully dispose of it. (You may remove it sooner if you are no longer concerned about motion sickness). After removing the disc, be sure to wash your hands and the application site.


If you wish to control nausea for longer than 3 days, remove the first disc after 3 days and place a new disc on a different skin site behind the other ear. Use the same procedures and precautions described above. Discontinue using Transderm-V® once the second disc has been worn for a maximum of 3 days.


Limited contact with water, as in bathing or swimming, will not affect the functioning of the disc. It is preferable, however, to keep the disc dry to prevent it from falling off. In the unlikely event that the disc falls off, carefully discard it and put a new one behind the other ear.

In clinical trials, 5 out of 6 patients did not report drowsiness with the Transderm-V® disc.


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