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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
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
Instr: go by the instructions provided with the patches. i think most people step down after then 1st 4 or 8 weeks then at every two weeks thereafter. ...Read more
Unknown: They give an expiration date because they are not good afterward and not tested afterward. ...Read more
I think the nicoderm (nicotine patch) patches I have been using has been making me sick I took off 21mg patch when should I wait to put the 14 MG on?
Immediately : You can start right away. Hope that helps. ...Read more
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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
I quit making about 3 weeks ago with s nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch approach. During the last several days a transparent like white spot appeared on my tongue. Help?
Nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch: Is probably not cause of the tongue spot. Congratulation on successful quitting. Get a doctor to look at your tongue, so that accurate diagnosis can be made and proper treatment initiated. ...Read more
29m chest tightness I use nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch step 2 plus i take trazadone 50mg for sleeping tightness started yesterday what should I do?
Call your doctor: Call the doctor who prescribed you these medicines and tell him/her what's happening with you. You may need to be seen for an in-person exam. ...Read more