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

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Dr. Seth Kunen
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
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