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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

Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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What is the definition or description of: Nicoderm allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nicoderm allergy?

Nicoderm allergy: Nicotine patches (brand names: Nicoderm CQ & Habitrol) are patches that are used to aid with smoking cessation. Allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...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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What are signs that I should lower my nicoderm (nicotine patch) patch to the next step?

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

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

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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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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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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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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What kind of side effects did nicoderm (nicotine patch) cq give you if you are pregnant?

What kind of side effects did nicoderm (nicotine patch) cq give you if you are pregnant?

Same as nicotine: This product is the same as nicotine, just absorbed differently into the body. The side effects are the same as if you smoked cigarettes. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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

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I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and nicoderm 4 weeks ago i was fingered 2 days before period im bleeding brown/pink i feel dizziness palpations cramps not eating pregnant?

I'm on Yaz (drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol) and nicoderm 4 weeks ago i was fingered 2 days before period im bleeding brown/pink i feel dizziness palpations cramps not eating pregnant?

Did your parents: Ever have "the talk" with you? You cannot get pregnant by being fingered. It requires male sperm, and you do not say anything about any contact with that. So the answer, if there has been no other contact with men or their body fluids, would be no. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Nicoderm (Definition)

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