Scopolamine is a decree biologic acclimated to amusement Parkinson’s disease, beef spasms, annoyed bowel syndrome, and the nausea, vomiting, and blackout that generally accompanies motion sickness.
While Scopace, the brand-name book anatomy of scopolamine, was discontinued in 2011, a few compounding pharmacies accomplish replicas of it.
Under the name Transderm-Scop, fabricated by Novartis, scopolamine is aswell accessible as a behind-the-ear derma application beat to barrier seasickness and the airsickness associated with some anesthetics and surgical painkillers.
Scopolamine belongs to a chic of drugs alleged anticholinergics. These plan by blocking the action of the neurotransmitter acetycholine, which stimulates the allotment of the academician that triggers abhorrence and vomiting, as able-bodied as automatic beef movement in the lungs, and the gastrointestinal and urinary tracts.
Approved by the Food and Biologic Administration (FDA) in 1979, scopolamine has aswell been assigned “off label” for asthma, depression, as a smoking-cessation remedy, and to abate the abhorrence that accompanies chemotherapy.