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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Vertino
22 years experience in 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 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
42 years experience in 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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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho answered
29 years experience in Psychiatry
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Nicotrol (nicotine patch): Active ingredient is nicotine.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Barnum
21 years experience in Clinical Psychology
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
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
23 years experience in 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margret Rose Dellosso
18 years experience in Clinical Psychology
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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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience in Clinical Psychology
It's safe: There are no listed dangerous interactions reported w/ any of the drugs you identify. So good luck - I hope you are successful!
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in 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.

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