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How long does nicotine patch stay in your system

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Dr. Frances Ilozue
Family Medicine 25 years experience
Varies: Timing may vary depending on brand, how long you wore the patch and how your body handles nicotine. Allow at least few days.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Slow growth is good: The patch replaces the nicotine from smoking. The nicotine is mostly absorbed through the skin in 24 hours, so after that time very little nicotine i... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
Clinical Psychology 23 years experience
Timed release: Putting the patch on your skin will release the medicine into your skin and then the rest of the body over time. It is not meant to be as immediate o... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Slow growth is good: The patch replaces the nicotine from smoking. One day at a time works best. If you wean off very gently, and use mutual support, you may find that r... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Either: Nicotine maintenance does not depend on the brand. The patch supplies a more consistent blood level of nicotine than gum.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry 30 years experience
Yes depends on dose: It is nicotine. But dose needed to suppress appetite may be higher. Remember that cigarettes can deliver higher dose of nicotine faster to the brain. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Nicotrol (nicotine patch): Active ingredient is nicotine.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
Addiction Medicine 24 years experience
Addiction: If you don't use nicotine in the first place, using a patch will expose you to it, this could cause you to become dependent on it. Also not having a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Barnum
Clinical Psychology 22 years experience
Consult a pharmacist: Often, transdermal deliver systems, like nicotine patches, don't work the same way when cut in half. Nicotine patches are designed to deliver a small ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso
Clinical Psychology 19 years experience
Not effective: Medicine or patches do not necessarily go bad in general but the reason the fda puts an expiration date is to make you aware of the potency of the med... Read More

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