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Can I Use More Than One Nicotine Patch?

When using the nicotine patch (Nicoderm® CQ®), do not use more than one patch at a time. Using more than one patch can cause too much nicotine to be released into your bloodstream, increasing your risk for an overdose. Some potential symptoms of a nicotine overdose include tremors, vomiting, and vision problems.
 
It is also important not to wear a nicotine patch for more than 24 hours. After 24 hours of use, the patch loses its strength and can irritate the skin. Apply a new patch each day.
 
(Click Nicotine Patch Dosage for more details on whether you can use more than one nicotine patch at a time. This eMedTV featured article discusses general dosing guidelines for using this patch to stop smoking.)
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