If you have used scopolamine patches for several days or longer, it is important to tell your doctor if you intend to start taking other drugs that change your mental state - such as birth control, antidepressants, or other medications.
Older people, people who have poor blood circulation in their hands or feet, and people with diabetes are more likely to have a serious skin reaction from scopolamine patches. Medications used to treat depression, certain drugs used for high blood pressure, and heart conditions can interact with scopolamine and make you more prone to a serious skin reaction from scopolamine patches. In older people, the likelihood of a skin reaction to scopolamine patches is higher for women than for men. Elderly skin patches are generally thicker than those of younger people and it takes longer for the patches to clear up after stopping scopolamine.
Are you taking any of the following medications?: Medications containing clonidine, oral hypnotics such as Halcion and Compazine, anti-psychotic medications, oral contraceptives, benzodiazepines or cough and cold medicines.
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