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Precautions and Warnings With Nicotine Patch

People who have problems with their heart, kidneys, or liver may not be able to safely use the nicotine patch. Other precautions include warnings of potential complications this drug may cause, such as a fast heart rate and high blood pressure. Also, you should not use these patches if you have certain allergies.

What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider Before Using the Nicotine Patch?

You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to using the nicotine patch (Nicoderm® CQ®) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you are taking, including prescription and nonprescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
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