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Scopolamine

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Key Points

  • Scopolamine
    • Mechanism
      • Muscarinic Antagonist
        • Blocks M1 Muscarinic Receptors in CNS
    • Clinical Use
      • Motion sickness (vestibular nausea)
        • Scopolamine patches are widely prescribed to treat seasickness or secondary causes of vestibular nausea (e.g. Meniere’s disease)