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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.
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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.
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nicotine patch

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

(nikŏ-tēn pach)
A transdermal form of nicotine withdrawal therapy available in various dosages.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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.
The ruling clearly states that nicotine patches are permissible to avert withdrawal symptoms but not if they induce harmful effects.
Characteristics of reimbursed smoking cessation medication included type of medication (nicotine patch, nicotine gum, bupropion) and dose (for nicotine patch 7 mg, 14 mg, 21 mg; for nicotine gum 2 mg, 4 mg; for bupropion 150 mg).
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.
The first study to evaluate the nicotine patch was a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial published in 1999.
However, the merger would have joined up the two main brands of nicotine patch, NiQuitin, produced by J&J's subsidiary ALZA for GlaxoSmithKline, and Nicorette, made by PCH.
Her advice on weight control: Wear a nicotine patch, or chew the gum, in gradually diminishing amounts.
If the patient is wearing a medication patch or a nicotine patch it is imperative that it be removed and the area wiped free of any residue.
Janet's three-year-old daughter Alice was so concerned about her cat's cravings that she stuck a nicotine patch on her fur.
Now many anti-smoking activists are advocating that young puffers get treatment--including the self-adhesive nicotine patch. Smokers apply the patch to the upper arm; the patch slowly releases nicotine (the addictive substance in cigarettes) into the outer layer of the skin.
In the second phase of the study, the patients wore a nicotine patch --available in drugstores without prescriptions to assist smokers in quitting--16 hours a day for two weeks.
The classical model also suggests that the cigarette habit should be highly amenable to nicotine replacement therapy, such as the nicotine patch. Yet few of the tens of thousands of patch users have actually broken the habit (only about 10 percent to 15 percent succeed).