HOW TRANSDERM-V® PREVENTS MOTION SICKNESS
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.