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Nicotine Patch Contraindications
Yes: Nicoderm 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Slow growth is good: The patch replaces the nicotine from smoking. The nicotine is mostly absorbed through the skin in 24 hours, so after that time very little nicotine is available. 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
I have been using nicotine patch and have noticed that I am more focuses and alert, what are the benefits of nicotine and do they out way the con's?
Quit ASAP: A though you feel relaxed, within your body, your heart is actually working harder to pump blood for oxygen intake. Leading 2 strain on the heart which in tome can cause heart attack or stroke. It is also a vasoconstrictor causing the blood vessels to constrict, which also increases risk of heart attack. It can lead 2 lung damage and copd. The advantages are very short lived. Quit asap. ...Read more
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
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
Yes: But if contact with skin is poor it will not work as well. ...Read more
I accidentally bought the 14mg nicotine patch instead of the 21mg one that I need. Can I take this 14mg one off & smoke a cigarette until then?
No. Don't. Too risky: Since you'll need the 14 in a few weeks, it's not a waste of them. Just go and get the correct one for now. Don't mix the patches w/ cigarettes ever. If you are trying to quit - avoid having cigarettes around. If you don't want to quit now - that's okay. You can try again in a few weeks, etc. But don't mix. ...Read more
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