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The nicotine patch is a product that can help people quit smoking by continually releasing a small amount of nicotine into the bloodstream. The medicine comes in is available without a prescription and is applied to the skin once a day. Side effects that have been reported with the patch include skin irritation at the application site, such as redness, itching, and burning.
What Is the Nicotine Patch?The nicotine patch (Nicoderm® CQ®) is a nonprescription medication used to help people stop smoking, also known as smoking cessation. It helps reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms that occur when people stop smoking cigarettes.
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, the nicotine patch can cause side effects. However, not everyone who uses the drug will experience problems. In fact, most people tolerate it quite well.