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Can You Cut a Nicotine Patch?

Before using a nicotine patch (Nicoderm® CQ®), make sure the patch is not cut or damaged. Using a patch that is cut or damaged can affect the amount of the nicotine that is released from the patch, which may cause you to get too much or too little of the nicotine.
 
If too much nicotine is released from a patch that is cut, it may cause a nicotine overdose. Make sure you contact your healthcare provider right away if you develop any signs of an overdose on this medication, including tremors, vomiting, or vision problems.
 
(Click Nicotine Patch Dosage for a closer look at what may happen if you use a nicotine patch that is cut or damaged. This full-length article also explains which strength to use, how to apply the patches, and other tips on using this medicine.)
 
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