Step 3 Nicotine Transdermal System Patch(7mg,14 Patches)
The Nicotine Transdermal System Patch is a nicotine transdermal system skin patch containing nicotine, the addictive agent in cigarettes and other tobacco products. The Patch uses time released technology for sustained delivery of nicotine for effective, long lasting, craving reduction. The patch helps smokers quit smoking by reducing nicotine withdrawal symptoms.A quit smoking product that is intended to aid smokers in dealing with the awful yearning of cigarettes.It works by replacing some of the nicotine which your body has become accustomed to from smoking, reducing the nicotine withdrawal symptoms many people normally feel when they stop smoking.Patches give a measured dose of nicotine through the skin. You are weaned off nicotine by switching to lower-dose patches over a course of weeks.It is easy to use and provides a steady dose of nicotine for 24 hours by, avoiding peaks and valleys. It helps with early morning withdrawal.
- Nicotine replacement therapy can reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, restlessness, headaches, difficulty sleeping and concentrating, increased appetite, and craving for nicotine.
- 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
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.