Step 2 Nicotine Transdermal System Patch(14mg,14 Patches)
The nicotine patch is a quit smoking medication, it is a small, self-adhesive patch that releases a slow, steady amount of nicotine into your body system to help reduce withdrawal and cravings. You apply a new nicotine patch every day on a hairless area of skin between your waist and neck, such as your upper arm or chest.The patch only contains clean nicotine which means it has none of the other toxins that are in tobacco.
- Designed to temporarily replace some of the nicotine that cigarettes would normally supply and thus reduce the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal such as cravings, irritability and anxiety.
- It is available in doses of 21 mg, 14 mg and 7 mg. Generally, people start with 21 mg if they smoke more than 10 cigarettes/day.
- Staying on Nicotine Transdermal System Patch for the full 10 weeks can reduce the withdrawal symptoms and cravings you experience and help you quit smoking.
Apply to clean, dry, non-hairy area of skin (typically upper arm or shoulder).Apply new patch upon awakening and wear patch for 24 hours, unless vivid dreams or insomnia occur (then remove patch before bedtime).Do not cut patch.There are no significant safety concerns associated with using more than one patch simultaneously or at same time as another nicotine-containing product (including cigarettes).Patients who use the patch while trying to quit smoking but slip up and smoke should not stop using but should keep trying to quit.Users should still pick "quit day" and begin using patch on that day even if they are not immediately able to stop smoking.It is important for patients to complete the full program, but some may need to use patch for longer periods to keep from smoking
Notes : For the first time,use 21-mg patch once daily for 6 weeks, then 14-mg patch once daily for 2 weeks and lastly 7-mg patch once daily for 2 week.