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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. Corey Clay
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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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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?

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?

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

Nicotine (Definition)

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


Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Nicotrol (Definition)

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