Hyoscine is used to prevent nausea and vomiting from motion sickness (unpleasant feeling when you’re travelling) or after undergoing a surgery.
Apply the Hyoscine patch on your skin exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not apply more or less than instructed by your doctor.
This medicine is available as a patch.
How to use this medicine:
- Each patch is individually packed in a foil pouch. Remove the patch from the protective foil pouch and peel away half of the liner. Do not touch the sticky side with your fingers.
- Apply the patch to a clean, dry, and hairless area of the skin behind the ear. Do not apply on areas of the skin that are cut, blistered or irritated.
- Peel away the other half of the liner. Press it firmly on the skin to ensure that the patch stays on the skin.
- To avoid any contact of this medicine with your eyes, wash your hands right after applying the patch. If the medicine accidentally had any contact with your eyes, rinse it immediately with water. Alert your doctor if you start to have any problems with your eyesight.
- After removing the patch, wash your hands and clean the area where that patch had been applied.
- Fold the used patch in half with the sticky side together. Dispose it in a rubbish bin.
Do not use more than what is instructed by the doctor to make up for the missed dose.
Alert your doctor if you have glaucoma (increased pressure in the eye) as Hyoscine may not be suitable for you.
Inform your doctor if you have the following conditions:
- pyloric stenosis (narrowing of the outlet of the stomach)
- problems in emptying the bladder and urinating
- blocked bowel
- liver disease
- kidney disease
- epilepsy (fits or seizures)
Let your doctor know if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
If you are going for certain laboratory tests (e.g. gastric secretion test, magnetic resonance imaging scan), inform your doctor that you are using Hyoscine patch.
Hyoscine may cause drowsiness or dizziness. You may also experience some problems with your eyesight such as blurred vision. If affected, do not drive, or take part in any activity in which you need to be alert or need to see clearly. Always keep your doctor updated of any changes in your eyesight.
Other side effects include any of the following: dry mouth and skin irritation.
Inform your doctor if any of these side effects do not go away or are severe, or if you experience other side effects.
Inform your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- other medicines for nausea or vomiting e.g. meclizine
- medicines to treat depression e.g. amitriptyline, imipramine
- medicines for Parkinson's disease (a brain disease that affects movement) or digestive problems e.g. belladonna
This list does not include all medicines that may interact with Hyoscine.
Always notify your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics such as traditional Chinese medicines, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. Do not freeze.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.