Nicotine transdermal system patch.
STEP 1: 21 mg delivered over 24 hours stop smoking aid.
Reduces withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving, associated with quitting smoking.
Includes: Behavior support program with self-help guide.
Nicotine, 21 mg delivered over 24 hours.
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, only use this medicine on the advice of your health care provider.
If you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use.
Before using this product, read the enclosed self-help guide for complete directions and other information.
Begin using the patch on your quit day.
If you smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day, use the following schedule below:
Weeks 1 thru 4: STEP 1: use one 21 mg patch/day.
Weeks 5 and 6: STEP 2: use one 14 mg patch/day.
Weeks 7 and 8: STEP 3: use one 7 mg patch/day.
If you smoke 10 or less cigarettes per day, start with STEP 2 for 6 weeks, then STEP 3 for 2 weeks.
Apply one new patch every 24 hours on skin that is dry, clean, and hairless.
Remove backing from patch and immediately press onto skin. Hold for 10 seconds.
Wash hands after applying or removing patch. Save pouch to use for patch disposal. Dispose of the used patches by holding sticky ends together and putting in pouch.
The used patch should be removed and a new one applied to a different skin site at the same time each day.
Do not wear more than one patch at a time.
Do not cut patch in half or into smaller pieces.
Do not leave patch on for more than 24 hours because it may irritate your skin and loses strength after 24 hours.
To avoid possible burns, remove patch before undergoing any MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) procedures.
It is important to complete treatment, if you feel you need to use the patch for a longer period to keep from smoking, talk to your health care provider.
Ask a doctor before use if you have:
Heart disease, recent heart attack, or irregular heartbeat. Nicotine can increase your heart rate.
High blood pressure not controlled with medication. Nicotine can increase your blood pressure.
An allergy to adhesive tape or have skin problems, because you are more likely to get rashes.
Stomach ulcers or diabetes.
History of seizures.
Ask a doctor or a pharmacist before use if you are:
using a non-nicotine stop smoking drug.
Taking a prescription medicine for depression or asthma. Your prescription dose may need to be adjusted.
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
skin redness caused by the patch does not go away after four days, or if your skin swells, or you get a rash.
Irregular heartbeat or palpitations occur.
You get symptoms of nicotine overdose, such as nausea, vomiting dizziness, weakness and rapid heartbeat.
You have symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as difficulty breathing or rash).
When using this product:
If you have vivid dreams or other sleep disturbances remove this patch at bedtime.