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What are the side effects of nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches and do they really work?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Yes: The nicotine patch works by replacing the nicotine from tobacco with a constant dose of nicotine administered through the skin by the patch. The side effects of the nicotine patch are the same as the side effects of any other method of using nicotine, except the effects are usually less because the dose is constant rather than the burst that occurs with smoking.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Are there dangerous side effects of a nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch?

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Dr. Joseph Eastern
Dermatology 44 years experience
None I'm aware of.: No medication or treatment is risk-free; but in my humble opinion, the risk you take by using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch pales in comparison to the risk you would take by continuing to smoke.

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