Nicotrol Stop Smoking Aid, Step 3, 5mg, Patches - 14ea
- SKU: 102023
- UPC: 30009474471
- Size: 14 EA
- Manufacturer: PHARMACIA
If you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use. Before using this product, read the enclosed booklet for complete directions and other information. Stop smoking completely when you begin using the patch. If you smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day, use according to the following schedule: Step 1: Use one 15mg patch/day for 6 weeks (Weeks 1 thru 6). Step 2: Use one 10mg patch/day for 2 weeks (Weeks 7 and 8). Step 3: Use one 5mg patch/day for 2 weeks (Weeks 9 and 10). For weeks 9 and 10 use the enclosed 5mg patch. Steps 2 and 3 allow you to gradually reduce your level of nicotine. Completing the full program will increase your chances of quitting successfully. Apply one new patch on a different skin area each day on skin that is dry, clean and hairless. Remove backing from patch and immediately press onto skin area on upper arm or hip. Hold for 10 seconds. Wash hands after applying or removing patch. Throw away the patch by folding sticky ends together and putting in punch. See enclosed booklet for safety and handling. You may wear the patch for 16 hours. Remove patch at bedtime. Apply a new patch 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. Stop using the patch at the end of 10 weeks. If you still feel the need to use the patch, talk to your doctor. Store at 20-25 degrees C (68-77 degrees F).
Active Ingredient (in each Patch): Nicotine (5 mg). Inactive Ingredients: Non-Woven Polyester, Pigment Aluminized Polyester, Polybutene, Polyisobutylenes, Siliconized Polyester.
If your are pregnant or breast-feeding, only use this medicine on the advice of your health care provider. Smoking can seriously harm your child. Try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement medicine. This medicine is believed to be safer than smoking. However, the risks to your child from this medicine are not fully known. Do not use if you continue to smoke, chew tobacco, use snuff, use nicotine gum or other nicotine containing products. Ask a doctor before use if you have heart disease, recent heart attach, or irregular heart beat. 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 you are more likely to get rashes. Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are using a non-nicotine stop smoking drug; taking prescription medicine for depression or asthma. Your prescription dose may need to be adjusted. When using this product do not smoke even when not wearing the patch. The nicotine in your skin will still be entering you blood stream for several hours after you take off the patch; do not forget to remove it at bedtime, you may have vivid dreams or other sleep disturbances. 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. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Used patches have enough nicotine to poison children and pets. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Dispose of the used patches by folding sticky ends together and putting in pouch. Do not use if pouch is open or torn.