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When certain medications, such as insulin or beta blockers, are taken in combination with the nicotine patch, there is a possibility for drug interactions. However, in most cases, the "interactions" are simply due to the fact that you are no longer smoking. Quitting smoking can lead to an increase in the level of the medications in your blood, possibly increasing your risk for side effects.

An Overview of Nicotine Patch Interactions

The nicotine patch (Nicoderm® CQ®) is unlikely to react with most medications. However, stopping smoking may affect a number of other medicines.
Some of the drugs that may cause negative interactions with the nicotine patch or that may be affected by smoking cessation include:
  • Benzodiazepines, such as:
  • Beta agonists, such as:
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