Scopolamine, an alkaloid similar to atropine, is still widely used in combination with meperidine and barbiturates to induce sedation and amnesia during labor and delivery. William's Obstetrics,1 states that scopolamine produces neonatal depression when used with morphine during labor and delivery. The following case demonstrates the potential side effects of this drug.
Case Report Baby B was a 7 lb 7 oz, female infant with an Apgar score of 10/10. She delivered spontaneously to a 24-year-old gravida 1, para 0, Latin-American woman without complications.