Nicotine Patch Drug Information
If you want to quit smoking, you may benefit from using the nicotine patch (Nicoderm® CQ®). Available in the form of a skin patch, this medicine is applied every 24 hours and releases a small amount of nicotine throughout the day. This helps reduce nicotine withdrawal symptoms and helps gradually wean you off nicotine. Redness, burning, and itching at the application site are some of the possible side effects of this product.
It's important to review this drug's safety information with your healthcare provider before starting treatment with the nicotine patch. Even though this product is available without a prescription, it is not suitable for everyone. Make sure to discuss whether it is safe for you to use the nicotine patch, especially if you have medical conditions such as diabetes, heart problems, or high blood pressure. Although the nicotine patch is not likely to react with other medications, stopping smoking may affect how your body handles medications you are taking.
(For more information on this drug, click Nicotine Patch. This article provides a more in-depth discussion, explaining how it works, what to expect while taking it, and how to ensure the effectiveness of each dose.)