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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%).

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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