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Dr. Bernard Seif
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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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Is nicorette or nicoderm (nicotine patch) more effective?

Is nicorette or nicoderm (nicotine patch) more effective?

Niether: Both are nicotine replacement. Either can substitute for the nicotine in cigarettes. I recommend trying with out nicotine replacement, because at some point you will have to go through the withdrawal. It is really not that bad, and cravings only last 2-5 mins. Distract yrself for that long w chewing on carrots or celery, deep breathing, meditation, running around the block, etc. Each time it hits. ...Read more

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Can using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches cause cancer?

Can using nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches cause cancer?

No canceer: nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches are used to wean off nicotine. This has nothing to do with the nicotine in cigarrete smoking when the fumes from smoking can induce malignant transformation secondary to carcinogens in the tobacco which when burnt and inhaled can cause problems. ...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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Which is better nicorette (nicotine gum) patches or nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Which is better nicorette (nicotine gum) patches or nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Depends: The patch provides the most sustained levels of nicotine and probably works best for most people. The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum can be successful as well, but most people don't chew enough pieces during the day to be effective. It really comes down to personal preference and tolerability. ...Read more

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

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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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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Nicotine patch with vicodin ok?

Nicotine: This combination should be fine. Good for you...Quit smoking, this is a huge step forward. After quitting smoking, get to the bottom of your pain condition and try to get off narcotic medications too. ...Read more

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Is the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Is the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Cessation is great: Nicotrol (nicotine patch) can be effective in smoking cessation as will the gum, patches, etc.You must want to quit as well. Don't think the nicotine substitute (any form) will do it all. You must meet half way. Go on line for all the smoking cessation sites. I'm sure one will be helpful. ...Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) patches compare to nicorette (nicotine gum)?

How does nicorette (nicotine gum) patches compare to nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Depends: The patch provides the most sustained levels of nicotine and probably works best for most people. The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum can be successful as well, but most people don't chew enough pieces during the day to be effective. It really comes down to personal preference and tolerability. ...Read more

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Is a nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Is a nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Usually not: Most smokers are more addicted to the habit of smoking than they are to the nicotine. That is why nicotine replacement wit patches or nicotine gum or inhaled nicotine works only in a small percentage of smokers. ...Read more

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Do licoderm 5% patches effect a drug screen?

Do licoderm 5% patches effect a drug screen?

Drug screen: The patch should not effect a drug screen test. If injested it can give a positive for cocaine. Be aware there are lots of false positives on drug tests. Be sure to let them know all medications you are taking. ...Read more

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How long after the expiration date are Nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches good for?

How long after the expiration date are Nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches good for?

Depends.: Three factors effect effectiveness of medications: 1. heat, 2. humidity, 3. light. The first is the most important. If a medication is kept at 55 degrees in the dark without humidity it would probably still be good a quarter century later. ...Read more

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How long are nicoderm (nicotine patch) cq patches still effective past their expiration date?

Unknown: They give an expiration date because they are not good afterward and not tested afterward. ...Read more

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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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Can I use wellbutrin (bupropion) and nicotin patches together?

Can I use wellbutrin (bupropion) and nicotin patches together?

Yes: This is a common practice. Though it is always better to try one method alone first, adding the other may significantly increase the chances of successful smoking cessation. ...Read more

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Are nicotine patches safe and effective?

Are nicotine patches safe and effective?

Yes: Although high dose nicotine use may need more than twenty-one mgs. ...Read more

Nicotine (Definition)

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


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Nicotrol (Definition)

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