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Is it safe to use a nicotine patch in pregnancy?

Is it safe to use a nicotine patch in pregnancy?

Not really: This is always an interesting question. Nicotine is dangerous for a pregnancy and can cause fetal growth problems among other things. No amount of nicotine is considered safe so the best option is to avoid completely. That being said there are many other dangerous substances in tobacco smoke. In patients who can not stop, the doctor & the patient would weight the risks of nicotine patches. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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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Can I use a nicotine patch in pregnancy?

Can I use a nicotine patch in pregnancy?

Yes you can: If you are heavy smoker nicotine patch is better than ciggaretes. Discuss this option with your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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I need to know WHY it's not good to use a nicotine patch if you have asthma. I only use Flovent and sometimes emergency inhaler in morning. So WHY?

I need to know WHY it's not good to use a nicotine patch if you have asthma. I only use Flovent and sometimes emergency inhaler in morning.  So WHY?

Patch Okay: Nicotine patch aids smoking cessation; supplies low-level nicotine, eases withdrawal symptoms. Available also as gum, lozenge, inhaler. Inhaler may cause bronchospasm & is not safe with Asthma. However gum, lozenge, & patch may be used with Asthma. All have similar effectiveness when used as directed. Success is multi-modal: avoid triggers, explore more options & behavior therapy with your doctor, ...Read more

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Is it safe to start wearing nicotine patch after all day of heavy smoking?

YES: For someone who is naive to nicotine, using a patch can cause "toxicity." if a patch helps you "cut down" on tobacco it is well worth it and relatively safe. They can't recommend that, however, because I do not believe that has ever been formally studied. ...Read more

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My mom has smoked for 50 years and is on meds for angina and depression. she wants to give up smoking. is the nicotine patch safe for her?

My mom has smoked for 50 years and is on meds for angina and depression. she wants to give up smoking. is the nicotine patch safe for her?

No problem reports: But she should still run it by her doctor or cardiologist. This is less important w/ respect to her psychiatrist - but it's a good habit to ALWAYS mention medication additions/changes to all those involved in your health care. She's wise to try to quit - even significant decrease will be very good. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Is it safe to start the nicotine patch a few days before knee arthroscopy? I would be wearing it during the surgery. Does it affect healing time?

Is it safe to start the nicotine patch a few days before knee arthroscopy? I would be wearing it during the surgery.  Does it affect healing time?

Yes, it is safe: Yes, it is safe to wear a nicotine patch during a surgery. Smoking certainly delays healing time in part by decreasing availability of oxygen in the blood, and abstaining from smoking with help from the patch will actually improve your post-surgical healing and is a very well-informed and health-conscious decision that you've made. www.tobaccofreeflorida.com is an excellent quitting resource. ...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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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

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Pregnancy (Definition)

If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more


Nicotine (Definition)

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