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Is it ok to cut a nicotine patch in half to make a smaller dose?

Is it ok to cut a nicotine patch in half to make a smaller dose?

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 more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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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How soon after using nicotine patch is nicotine completely out of your system?

How soon after using nicotine patch is nicotine completely out of your system?

Varies: Timing may vary depending on brand, how long you wore the patch and how your body handles nicotine. Allow at least few days. ...Read more

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How does a nicotine patch work?

Timed release: Putting the patch on your skin will release the medicine into your skin and then the rest of the body over time. It is not meant to be as immediate or potent as a cigarette, but to provide steady and lower doses of the drug until you wean off of nicotine. ...Read more

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How does a nicotine patch work to help me quit?

How does a nicotine patch work to help me quit?

Slow growth is good: The patch replaces the nicotine from smoking. 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

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What would happens if I leave on the nicotine patch for longer than 24 hours?

What would happens if I leave on the nicotine patch for longer than 24 hours?

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

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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

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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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When using a nicotine patch, if you put tape on top will it still work?

When using a nicotine patch, if you put tape on top will it still work?

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

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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

Nicotine (Definition)

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


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Nicotrol (Definition)

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