University Compounding Pharmacy (UCP) makes a transdermal ("through the skin") gel that you can use in place of a Scopolamine patch. Like the patch, it's used to prevent and treat nausea and vomiting.
About the gel
The Scopolamine gel made by UCP comes in unit dose, pre-loaded syringes (without the needles) and is easy to apply. You simply squirt out the pre-measured gel from the syringe onto the wrist or behind an ear and massage into the skin. It's anti-nausea effect begins in as little as 10 minutes and lasts anywhere from 6 to 12 hours, depending on the individual.
Please Note: Be sure to wash your hands immediately after applying the gel!
Precautions and Side Effects
Possible side effects include dry mouth, drowsiness, and blurred vision. These are the same as the patch except they occur sooner but the duration is much shorter. If you have glaucoma, you should NOT use Scopolamine gel. If you are elderly, have bladder problems, impaired liver or kidney problems, ask your doctor before using Scopolamine in any form. The syringe must be stored away from heat and direct light.
How to order
To order the Transdermal Scopolamine Gel, you must send UCP a prescription from a U.S. licensed doctor indicating the quantity desired. The prescription should include the doctor’s state license number, office address, and phone number.
Methods of payment
UCP accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and personal checks (checks, however, are subject to a 10 day hold.) The price varies according to quantity.
Still have questions? If you would like to consult with a pharmacist about Transdermal Scopolamine Gel, simply contact us.