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Hyoscine hydrobromide
Essential medicine status
General description
Hyoscine hydrobromide (scopolamine) is an anticholinergic agent used to reduce respiratory tract secretions. It is also used in the management of nausea and vomiting.
Medicine type
Chemical agent
EML status history
First added in 2009 (TRS 958) for Palliative care
Therapeutic equivalent for
Recommendations
Section
Medicines for other common symptoms in palliative care
  • Local > Topical > Transdermal patch: 1 mg per 72 hours transdermal patch
  • Parenteral > General injections > unspecified: 400 µg per mL injection; 600 µg per mL injection
Indications