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nicotine patch

A disposable device imbibed with a nicotine-releasing cream, which is used in smoking cessation.
 
Adverse effects
Transient burning, itching (50%), erythema (14%), contact hypersensitivity (2.4%).

Efficacy
Nicotine patches (NPs) result in end-of-treatment smoking cessation of 18–77%, a six-month abstinence of 22–42% (vs 5–28% for placebo patches), and reduce many of the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. Available data suggests that 6–8 weeks of NP therapy is adequate in most patients; for success in smoking cessation to be most effective, NPs should be used in conjunction with adjuvant smoking cessation counselling. The abstinence rate in one study was 17% at one year, which is lower than that reported for nicotine gum and behavioural therapy.

nicotine patch

Nicotine transdermal delivery system Substance abuse
A device used in smoking cessation Side effects Transient burning, itching–50%, erythema–14%; contact hypersensitivity–2.4%. See Nicotine replacement therapy.

nicotine patch

A transdermal method of administering nicotine, used as an aid in quitting smoking.
See also: patch

nic·o·tine patch

(nikŏ-tēn pach)
A transdermal form of nicotine withdrawal therapy available in various dosages.

Patient discussion about nicotine patch

Q. nicotine patch does anyone know if you can use the patch for smokeless tobacco users,that dont smoke,and how well does it work,what are the side effects,i"ve been using smokeless tobacco for 24 years and would like to stop,tried going cold turkey,but it didnt work,my dr. said i should try the patch,but couldnt tell me if it would work or not.

A. There is really no reason you couldn't try the patch. The problem would be with what dose to start. Usually if people smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day they start with the 21mg but I am not sure how smokeless tobacco relates to cigarettes. Your best bet may be to try the gum as you chew it and then place it between you cheek and gum for a while, similar to dip.

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AFP -- Nicotine patches fail to help pregnant women to stop smoking, according to a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Tuesday.
We cannot ignore these troubling statistics, and for this reason I have asked the Health Minister James Reilly to consider making nicotine patches freely available to pregnant women under GP supervision.
The proportion of participants who successfully quit was about 7 percent for those using e-cigarettes and 6 percent for those using nicotine patches.
The study is only the second controlled trial to be published which evaluates e-cigarettes, and is the first ever trial to assess whether e-cigarettes are more or less effective than an established smoking cessation aid, nicotine patches, in helping smokers to quit.
Participants received behavioural cessation support and were randomly assigned to 8 weeks of treatment with active nicotine patches (15 mg per 16 hours) or matched placebo patches.
People with mild memory loss should not start smoking or using nicotine patches by themselves, and a medication such as nicotine should only be used with a doctor's supervision," said Dr Paul Newhouse, from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, US.
One set were given nicotine patches and the other a dummy patch.
The ruling clearly states that nicotine patches are permissible to avert withdrawal symptoms but not if they induce harmful effects.
ISLAMABAD, February 03, 2010 (Balochistan Times): Smokers who use nicotine patches for longer than the standard eight weeks may stay off cigarettes for a longer period as well.
These subjects were randomly assigned to one of six treatments for 8 weeks: daily sustained-release bupropion (264 patients), nicotine lozenges (260 patients), nicotine patches (262 patients), nicotine lozenges plus nicotine patches (267 patients), bupropion plus nicotine lozenges (262 patients), or matched placebo (189 patients).
3,10) We retained two criteria in our analysis algorithm, based on the premise that users take one patch a day and that treatment is uninterrupted: 1) the last nicotine patch dose must have been 7 mg, and 2) the nicotine patches must have been bought for eight weeks or more.
New measures have now been put in place at the school to ensure that nicotine patches, which are designed to replicate the effects of smoking, are not passed around among other pupils.