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nicotine patch medication

A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
36 years experience Clinical Psychology
I hope so: Drug screenings are controversial and I find them to be foolish and intrusive. But until they are declared un-Constitutional, they exist. A legitimate ... Read More
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Drug screens: Drug screens are performed for a variety of reasons, from employment screens to parental screens to law enforcement screens. In each case, there is a ... Read More
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Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Arrive prepared: I would bring along the medication package which has your name and the prescribing doctor's name, and I would also bring a printout from the pharmacy ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
32 years experience Psychiatry
Nicotine patch: Usually tape is not needed, but if you have to, make sure the tape is dry & some air ventilation is there for the patch.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: But if contact with skin is poor it will not work as well.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
Immediately : You can start right away. Hope that helps.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
Slow growth is good: One day at a time works best. If you wean off very gently, and use mutual support, you may find that recovery is possible. Consider attending a meet ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
23 years experience Clinical Psychology
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
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
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
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
43 years experience Addiction Medicine
Either: Nicotine maintenance does not depend on the brand. The patch supplies a more consistent blood level of nicotine than gum.
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