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Hyoscine, also known as scopolamine, is a medication used to treat motion sickness and postoperative nausea and vomiting. It is also sometimes used before surgery to decrease saliva. When used by injection effects begin after about 20 minutes and last for up to 8 hours. It may also be used by mouth and as a skin patch.
Common side effects include sleepiness, blurred vision, dilated pupils, and dry mouth. It is not recommended in people with glaucoma or bowel obstruction. It is unclear if use during pregnancy is safe; however, it appears to be safe during breastfeeding. Hyoscine is in the antimuscarinic family of medications and works by blocking some of the effects of acetylcholine within the nervous system.
Most common Scopolamine side effects from eHealthme
- Nausea - (239 reports)
- Pain - (164 reports)
- Stress and anxiety - (151 reports)
- Nausea and vomiting - (149 reports)
- Breathing difficulty - (122 reports)
- Fatigue - (121 reports)
- Fever - (119 reports)
- Abdominal pain - (116 reports)
- Chest pain - (110 reports)
- Thrombocytopenia - (109 reports)
Hyoscine was first written about in 1881 and came into medical use in 1947. It is on the World Health Organization's List of Essential Medicines, the most effective and safe medicines needed in a health system. Hyoscine is produced from plants of the nightshade family. The name "scopolamine" is derived from one type of nightshade known as Scopolia while "hyoscine" is from another type known as Hyoscyamus niger.
On Jan, 11, 2017 1,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Scopolamine.
Among them, 104 people (5.6%) have Death
On Feb, 08, 2017 1,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Scopolamine. Among them, 57 people (3.07%) have Hallucination
On Feb, 14, 2017 1,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Scopolamine. Among them, 8 people (0.43%) have Hallucination, Auditory
On Feb, 14, 2017 1,856 people reported to have side effects when taking Scopolamine. Among them, 4 people (0.22%) have Hallucinogen Abuse