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How does a nicotine patch work?

How does a nicotine patch work?

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 or potent as a cigarette, but to provide steady and lower doses of the drug until you wean off of nicotine. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Nicotine Patch (Definition)

Nicotine replacement therapy involves the use of products that provide low doses of nicotine but do not contain the toxins found in smoke. The goal of therapy is to relieve cravings for nicotine and ease the symptoms when someone stops using cigarettes and smokeless tobacco. Nicotine Patch. Nicotine patches are applied and ...Read more


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How does a nicotine patch work to help me quit?

How does a nicotine patch work to help me quit?

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 recovery is possible. Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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How does a nicotine patch work for cigarette addiction?

How does a nicotine patch work for cigarette addiction?

Replaces the cigaret: When helping someone quit smoking, we may prescribe one of a variety of "nicotine replacement systems": the patch, gum, lozenges, inhaler or spray. The pt sets a quit date; switches from smoking cigarettes to using one of the nrs's (such as the patch); and then the nrs is gradually tapered over the next 2-3 months, until nicotine has been eliminated from the body. ...Read more

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When using a nicotine patch, if you put tape on top will it still work?

When using a nicotine patch, if you put tape on top will it still work?

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. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Im ready to quit smoking. Nicotine patch-- how does that work?

Im ready to quit smoking. Nicotine patch-- how does that work?

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 meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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Habitrol or nicoderm (nicotine patch) ..Which one ?

Habitrol or nicoderm (nicotine patch) ..Which one ?

Either: Nicotine maintenance does not depend on the brand. The patch supplies a more consistent blood level of nicotine than gum. ...Read more

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Will nicotrol (nicotine patch) also curb your appetite?

Will nicotrol (nicotine patch) also curb your appetite?

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. Therefore, you may not get the same effect with nicotrol (nicotine patch). ...Read more

Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more


Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Nicotrol (Definition)

Nicotrol is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more