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Drug Interactions With Nicotine Patch

Fluvoxamine
Your fluvoxamine blood levels may increase when you stop smoking, potentially increasing your risk for side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider about your plans to quit smoking if you currently take fluvoxamine.
 
Insulin
When you stop smoking, you may need less insulin to control your blood sugar levels. Talk to your healthcare provider about your plans to quit smoking. You may have to monitor your insulin needs more closely after you quit.
 
Mexiletine
When you stop smoking, your mexiletine blood levels may increase, which could increase your risk for side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider about your plans to quit smoking if you take mexiletine. You may need a lower mexiletine dose.
 
Olanzapine
Stopping smoking may increase the level of olanzapine in your blood, increasing your risk for side effects. Talk to your healthcare provider about your plans to quit smoking. You may need a lower olanzapine dose.
 
Tacrine
Quitting smoking can increase the level of tacrine in your blood, increasing your risk of tacrine side effects. Your healthcare provider may choose to adjust your tacrine dose.
 
Theophylline
Quitting smoking may increase the level of theophylline in your blood, increasing your risk for side effects. Your healthcare provider may choose to monitor you more closely when you quit smoking, and adjust your theophylline dose if necessary.
 

Final Thoughts

It is possible that not all nicotine patch drug interactions were discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about the specific interactions that may apply to you.
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