The nicotine patch provides a steady amount of nicotine to the body transdermally, or through the skin. Starting on your "quit date," the patch is applied daily each morning and worn for 16 or 24 hours.
Most studies indicate that abrupt cessation of the use of patches does not cause significant withdrawal symptoms; thus, tapering may not be necessary.
The following nicotine patch dosages are available:
|OTC NRT Product||Dosage||Quantity/Order|
|Nicotine Patch||7mg||28 day supply|
|Nicotine Patch||14mg||28 day supply|
|Nicotine Patch||21mg||28 day supply|
Potential Side Effects
More Common — Rash/itching/redness of skin where the patch is applied, insomnia (difficulty sleeping), headache
Less Common — Nausea, upset stomach, abnormal dreams, nervousness
Who Should Not Use the Patch?
- Pregnant or nursing women
- Those who are allergic to the nicotine patch
- People who have other health problems should check with their doctor before using the patch