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using expired nicotine patches

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
18 years experience General Practice
No: Companies do not test expired samples so it may make you sick, lose their potency, or just not work at all. Better to be safe than sorry.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Expired products: Do not recommend using products that contain toxins that are expired.

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
I googled your : Question since no one was answering you . According to one person, their pharmacist said it simply would be less potent. They advised them to try and ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
41 years experience Addiction Medicine
YES: I am not aware of any toxic breakdown in the patches over time, and there is likely no evidence for this. This does not mean, however, it is entire ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Absolutely NOT!!!: Smoking while on a nicotine patch can lead to a nicotine overdose which could result in death!!! Do not smoke while using the patch. Try hypnosis inst ... Read More
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Dr. Julie Chao
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Nicotine patches: I don't think you will get side-effects from expired nicotine patches. The effect of the nicotine might not work well due to pass expiration date.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
No: If you reinforce the habit some of the time, you are strengthening the addiction.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeff Blixt
24 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes?: Recent study evaluated benefits of medications and or nicotine replacement for quitting smoking. Use of these products showed a 4-5 times increase cha ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Addictions involve: People, places, things. The patch transfers your nicotine source from dip/snuff or smokes to a transdermal blood level, and attempts to taper the amou ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
37 years experience Family Medicine
No: Cutting in half will destroy the prolonged activity.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stuart Wasser
35 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: Although high dose nicotine use may need more than twenty-one mgs.
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