Generic Launched for Transderm Scop
July 31, 2017 – Perrigo has launched an AB-rated generic for Transderm Scop® (scopolamine) 1.5mg patches, which are indicated to prevent nausea and vomiting induced by motion or surgery. To prevent motion sickness, a single patch should be placed on clean, dry, hairless skin behind one ear, and should be worn for three days. To prevent vomiting in patients who are undergoing surgical procedures, a single patch should be adhered behind the ear the evening before scheduled surgery, and should be worn for 24 hours following surgery. Sales for Transderm Scop in the 12 months ending on May 31, 2017, were estimated at $158 million. Perrigo has not yet announced pricing for the generic.
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