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Dr. Andrew Berry
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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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Will nicotrol (nicotine patch) also curb your appetite?

Will nicotrol (nicotine patch) also curb your appetite?

Yes depends on dose: It is nicotine. But dose needed to suppress appetite may be higher. Remember that cigarettes can deliver higher dose of nicotine faster to the brain. Therefore, you may not get the same effect with nicotrol (nicotine patch). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Nicotrol allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nicotrol allergy?

Nicotrol allergy: A Nicotrol Inhaler is a nicotine inhalation system. It can deliver 4 mg of nicotine and is used for smoking cessation. Medication allergic reactions could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nicotine inhalers (nicotrol) inside of school?

Is it safe to use nicotine inhalers (nicotrol) inside of school?

It depends: It depends on your individual response to nicotine and of course school policy. Nicotine is a brain stimulent and that can affect behavior. ...Read more

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How to get a mouthpiece's for the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhalers?

How to get a mouthpiece's for the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhalers?

Website: www.nicotrol.com is the company's website, and there is information on getting additional mouthpieces as well as other smoking cessation tools. ...Read more

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Is a nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Is a nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Usually not: Most smokers are more addicted to the habit of smoking than they are to the nicotine. That is why nicotine replacement wit patches or nicotine gum or inhaled nicotine works only in a small percentage of smokers. ...Read more

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Is the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Is the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler effective to quit smoking?

Cessation is great: Nicotrol (nicotine patch) can be effective in smoking cessation as will the gum, patches, etc. You must want to quit as well. Don't think the nicotine substitute (any form) will do it all. You must meet half-way. Go on line for all the smoking cessation sites. I'm sure one will be helpful. ...Read more

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Using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking but is it also cancerious?

Using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking but is it also cancerious?

Not carcinogenic: Nicotrol (nicotine patch) is just nicoine, and nicotine by itself is not known to be carcinogenic. However, if you are worried, the best thing to do is to taper off Nicotrol (nicotine patch) after successful with stop smoking. ...Read more

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How many people are able to use the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler to quit smoking?

How many people are able to use the nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler to quit smoking?

Some in short run: There is moderate success in the short-run, but not much success in the long-run, even when combined with smoking cessation counseling (see a recent 2012 harvard school of public health study). However, given the serious health effects of cigarette smoking, inhalers may be worth a shot. Note that after quitting for one year, your risk of cardiovascular disease decreases by 50%! ...Read more

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Is there any data suggesting that nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler will help you quit smoking?

Is there any data suggesting that nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler will help you quit smoking?

Yes, but . . . : There is moderate success in the short-run, but not much success in the long-run, even when combined with smoking cessation counseling (see a recent 2012 harvard school of public health study). However, given the serious health effects of cigarette smoking, inhalers may be worth a shot. Note that after quitting for one year, your risk of cardiovascular disease decreases by 50%! ...Read more

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Nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler or e-cig? Which do you recommend more? My doc is not an advocate of ecig but I think it would be more helpful than inhalers have been

Nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhaler or e-cig? Which do you recommend more? My doc is not an advocate of ecig but I think it would be more helpful than inhalers have been

Your choice: First, it depends upon which e-cig you're thinking about. Some vaporize nicotine while others don't use any nicotine at all. Obviously, the latter are "best" but they may not be enough if you're really addicted to nicotine. In that case, any way to get you nicotine is fine whether patch, gum, inhaler or e-cig. Benefit of these options is less exposure to cancer-causing components in cigarette smok. ...Read more

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Can I use nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhalers and also drink alcohol?

Can I use nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhalers and also drink alcohol?

Use cautiously: Nicotine & alcohol (etoh) are liver enzyme inducers. This means they help the body get rid of many medications faster than normal (reducing their effectiveness). Nicotine energizes while etoh is disinhibiting – a bad combination! Both etoh & nicotine are teratogenic. Both can be poisonous to the body (nicotine is a primary ingredient in some insecticides). What would a prudent person do? ...Read more

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Can I use nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhalers and drink alcoholic beverages?

Can I use nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhalers and drink alcoholic beverages?

Sort of: I don't know of any studies indicating potential interactions when using the two. However, most people who are trying to quit smoking report that alcohol stimulates their craving for nicotine. Nicotine and other chemicals in cigs are highly addictive and drinking alcohol while trying to quit is counter-productive. ...Read more

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Can using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Can using nicotrol (nicotine patch) to stop smoking cause cancer?

Not Believed to Be: Nicotine is not considered an express carcinogen despite its addictive potential in association with known carcinogens (ie, tobacco). ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nicotrol (nicotine patch) inhalers and drink alcohol?

Probably: I don't know of any specific interaction that would be anymore harmful than either one separately. Both are poisons. Nicotine is a brain stimulant and can raise blood pressure. Alcohol is a brain depressant and depresses the highest centers first (the centers that differentiate humans from other animals). ...Read more

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I have a drug/nicotine screening coming up. I use the nicotine patch for Tourette's syndrome. Will I pass since I have Dr.'s recommendation?

Arrive prepared: I would bring along the medication package which has your name and the prescribing doctor's name, and I would also bring a printout from the pharmacy with a six or twelve month prescription history so that those testing you can see that clearly this is being prescribed to you. ...Read more

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Nicotine patch. Making me smell? Could my nicotine patch be making me smell?

Maybe indirectly: I have not heard of this reaction to a nicotine patch although every body is different. What seems more likely is that you are feeling stress in the process of quitting smoking. This could make you sweat more. Also, if you are not smoking, your sense of, smell,is more sensitive. Do you feel ok otherwise? You may want to check with your doctor about the strength of your patch. Good work stoppin ...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?

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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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

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

Yes: Nicoderm (nicotine patch) 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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What effect could a nicotine patch have on a non-smokers health?

Addiction: If you don't use nicotine in the first place, using a patch will expose you to it, this could cause you to become dependent on it.
Also, not having a tolerance to nicotine, could cause side effects, nausea, vommiting, increase heart rate, sweating, diarrhea.

Not recommended for someone whom does not have a nicotine addiction such as smoking in the first place. ...Read more

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How long after expiration are habitrol (nicotine patch) patches good?

Not effective: Medicine or patches do not necessarily go bad in general but the reason the fda puts an expiration date is to make you aware of the potency of the medication/treatment. After the expiration date, the medicine is less effective and possibly not work at all. I would find a way to get a patch that is not expired to receive the maximum effect. ...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?

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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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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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Nicotrol (Definition)

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