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Transderm-V is a prescription motion sickness transdermal patch medication that is applied directly onto the skin and provides relief from nausea and vomiting caused by motion sickness.
It may also be prescribed for recovery from anesthesia after surgery, and Scopolamine works by restoring and rebalancing acetylcholine and norepinephrine transmitters that result in motion sickness when they become imbalanced due to brain stimuli being caused through the optic nerves of the eyes. This medication is proven effective for providing up to 3 days of motion sickness relief.
Peel off clear backing on the patch and apply it to a clean, dry, hairless area of the skin behind the ear. Product is not to be located anywhere else on the body. Behind-ear location only.
Press firmly for at least 30 seconds to make sure the patch adheres well to skin, and that edges do not come up.
Motion sickness: apply Transderm V patch 4 hours in advance of activity / travel form you expect to cause motion sickness.
Post-surgery: Apply patch as directed by your doctor, and the usual timeline is to apply your Transderm V patch the night before your surgery is scheduled.
Dispose of used patches as explained in your prescription.
The active ingredient in Transderm-V is Scopolamine.
Let your doctor know if you have any history of breathing problems like asthma or emphysema, closed-angle glaucoma, heart disease, high blood pressure, seizures, stomach/intestine/esophagus problems, hyperthyroidism, enlarged prostate and / or urinary difficulties, mental or mood disorders, liver or kidney disease, or myasthenia gravis before starting the Transderm V patch.
Inform the technician if you are to have an MRI when wearing a Transderm V patch.
Medication can impede natural sweating, increasing the risk of heat stroke while you are using the patch in extreme heat environments. Use with caution.
Older adults may be more prone to Transderm V patch side effects.
Transderm-V side effects can occur, and some users may have blurred vision, widened pupils, dry mouth, drowsiness, dizziness, decreased sweating, constipation, or mild itching and redness. If side effects are seen you may want to stop use and speak to your doctor again about motion sickness treatment options.