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What is the best way to wean off the scopolamine patch in an elderly person?  Can we use the cream instead and slowly increase the time between use?
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Well you can try cream or remove the patch periodically and increase the timing between removal and applying the patch again. You can talk to the doctor regarding alternative treatment in form of support therapy for withdrawal symptoms. Take care!
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Thanks for your input --- we ended up using the cream and slowly decreasing the amount of cream within a 24 hour period, per the Hospice nurse's suggestion.  Of course the nurse was not at all concerned about weaning off Scopolamine since the patient was only on it for a couple months.  I was concerned, so she agreed that we can do it with the cream if we felt safer.
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