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Dr. Arnold Malerman
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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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Nicotine patch making me smell, what to do?

Nicotine patch making me smell, what to do?

Nicotine can be: Excreted in sweat, and some people have this problem more than other people (same with garlic and other aromatic compounds). You may find that using another form of nicotine replacement, such as lozenges. nasal spray or gum may work better. You could also try one of the prescription medications - bupropion or varenicline (Zyban and Chantix), as well as other techniques - hypnosis, acupuncture. ...Read more

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Nicotine patch side effects, should I continue?

Rash: The patch in itself can cause contact dermatitis, if you are smoking then all you re doing is increasing your nicotine in your body. To note nicotine patches and the possibility to quit smoking are not very effective other methods are available. ...Read more

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How do I fine habitrol (nicotine patch) nicotene gum?

How do I fine habitrol (nicotine patch) nicotene gum?

Prescription: If you have called a drug store and they do not sell it over the counter ask the pharmacist for advice. You may need a prescription from a health care provider to get it. Good luck with trying to stop smoking it will be well worth the effort. ...Read more

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If I use 8 year old nicotine patch at has not been open?

If I use 8 year old nicotine patch at has not been open?

Expired medications: Medications that are passed their expiration dates can be less effective, or contaminated. Some medications could even decompose into products that can be harmful. It isn't worth the risk to take expired medications, so regularly clear out your medicine cabinet and replace with fresh medications. ...Read more

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Will nicoderm (nicotine patch) cq effect amount of smoking?

Will nicoderm (nicotine patch) cq effect amount of smoking?

Hopefully?: If motivated to quit it can be a helpful tool, it can cut cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

However just throwing it on and hoping it will do all the work won't happen, and someone with a strong addiction to nicotine may still smoke on it, though not recommened. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Nicotine patch. Making me smell? Could my nicotine patch be making me smell?

Maybe indirectly: I have not heard of this reaction to a nicotine patch although every body is different. What seems more likely is that you are feeling stress in the process of quitting smoking. This could make you sweat more. Also, if you are not smoking, your sense of, smell, is more sensitive. Do you feel ok otherwise? You may want to check with your doctor about the strength of your patch. Good work stoppin ...Read more

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I accidentally wore my nicotine patch in the shower II ot ok. It stayed on my body?

I accidentally wore my nicotine patch in the shower II ot ok. It stayed on my body?

Yes.: Hi,
Bathing with your nicotein patch should be ok because the side with nicotein is in direct contact with your skin while the exposed side is somewhat water resistant. ...Read more

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

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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What to do about first day using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch and still having cravings is it ok to use e-cig?

I don't recommend it: E-cigs have not been shown to promote smoking cessation in all people - some actually find it a path back to smoking. I recommend the use of nicotine lozenges or gum when cravings come up, while still using the patch. If you are on a lower-dose patch and were a very heavy smoker, then raising the patch strength to 21 or 22 mg may help, or even using more than one patch. Get into a program as well ...Read more

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I'm on the nicotine patch but I still occasionally can't help to smoke even though I don't want to. What can I do to kick this habit?

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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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

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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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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

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Is it ok to cut a nicotine patch in half to make a smaller dose?

Yes: Nicoderm (nicotine patch) has nicotine dissolved into the glue, so it is possible to "hack" the patches. Let's say that you can buy #14 patches that are 21mg each for $50. If you want to taper your dose over a month, apply a full patch for 1 week, 1/2 patch for 1 week, and 1/4 patch for 2 weeks, then you're off! There are some patches that have a gel reservoir that can't be cut, so examine before you buy! ...Read more

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What effect could a nicotine patch have on a non-smokers health?

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 tolerance to nicotine, could cause side effects, nausea, vommiting, increase heart rate, sweating, diarrhea.

Not recommended for someone whom does not have a nicotine addiction such as smoking in the first place. ...Read more

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How long after expiration are habitrol (nicotine patch) patches good?

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 medication/treatment. After the expiration date, the medicine is less effective and possibly not work at all. I would find a way to get a patch that is not expired to receive the maximum effect. ...Read more

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Can I safely use the Nicotine patch with all the medicines I take? 14mg

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! ...Read more

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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 would happens if I leave on the nicotine patch for longer than 24 hours?

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 is available. 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 soon after using nicotine patch is nicotine completely out of your system?

Varies: Timing may vary depending on brand, how long you wore the patch and how your body handles nicotine. Allow at least few days. ...Read more

Nicotine (Definition)

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Nicotrol (Definition)

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