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Can You Overdose on Nicotine Patches?

As with most medicines, it is possible to overdose on nicotine patches (Nicoderm® CQ®). The specific effects of an overdose can vary, depending on how much was used, whether it was taken with any other medications or substances, and whether it was taken by mouth or applied to the skin.
Possible signs of a nicotine overdose include cold sweats, vomiting, and vision or speech problems. Seek medical attention immediately if you believe that you may have overdosed on nicotine patches.
Treating a nicotine overdose may include administering activated charcoal to help reduce the amount of medication absorbed into the bloodstream. Supportive care will also be provided, which consists of treating the symptoms that occur as a result of the overdose.
(For more information on this topic, click Nicoderm CQ Overdose. This Web resource further explores whether you can overdose on nicotine patches, including details on specific overdose symptoms and treatment options.)
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