nicotine replacement therapy


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nicotine replacement therapy

Substance abuse The use of any of a number of formulations of nicotine–gum, sprays or patches to attenuate the Sx of nicotine withdrawal. See Nicotine gum, Nicotine nasal spray, Nicotine patch, Nicotrol inhaler, Smoking cessation.

Nicotine replacement therapy

A method of weaning a smoker away from both nicotine and the oral fixation that accompanies a smoking habit by giving the smoker smaller and smaller doses of nicotine in the form of a patch or gum.
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On funding the program, Loebs said that she was "pleasantly surprised that we were prepared and had budgeted x amount of funds to make sure that no patient who wanted nicotine replacement therapy starting in September would go without it."
The authors concluded that available trials indicate that nicotine replacement therapy is an effective intervention in achieving sustained smoking abstinence for smokers who have no intention or are unable to attempt an abrupt quit.
These symptoms can be partly relieved through Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), which helps to ease the quitting process and avoid a relapse.
Smokers who live or work in Worcester will be among the few in the state offered free nicotine replacement therapy to start quitting next month, as part of a focused effort to get people in Worcester to give up smoking.
It is not uncommon for smokers who have been admitted to an intensive care unit (ICU) to receive nicotine replacement therapy in order to prevent withdrawal symptoms of the substance.
The Government yesterday said it was changing guidance to widen the use of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products following advice from the Committee on Safety of Medicines (CSM).
"Patients staying at the hospital who feel they are not able to, or do not want to stop smoking, will be offered advice, counselling and in some cases, free nicotine replacement therapy (NRT).
Small doses of nicotine delivered through a skin patch, an inhaler, or chewing gum (nicotine replacement therapy, or NRT) can be used alone or in combination with Zyban, the prescription drug bupropion (also sold as an antidepressant, as Wellbutrin).
Finally, speak to your physician about the pros and cons of nicotine replacement therapy (the patch or gum), which has been FDA approved for smokers to combat physical withdrawal symptoms.
The classical model also suggests that the cigarette habit should be highly amenable to nicotine replacement therapy, such as the nicotine patch.
More than 12 years ago Nicorette received FDA approval for prescription use, becoming the first nicotine replacement therapy to do so.