What are the side effects of nicotinell patches?

Side effects The nicotine in Nicotinell Patches can cause reactions like those caused by smoking. These reactions include dizziness, headache, nausea (feeling sick) or sleep disturbances. These reactions are usually mild but tell your doctor or pharmacist if they worry you. The patch can cause skin irritation.

How long should you use 21 mg nicotine patch?

The nicotine patch is typically worn for 24 hours. If you find that you are having vivid dreams or that your sleep is disturbed, you can take the patch off before bed and put a new one on the next morning.

How many cigarettes is a 21 mg nicotine patch?

Nicotine Patch Dosage The 21 mg patch is usually recommended as a starting point for people who smoke a pack of 20 cigarettes or more daily. From there, the person steps down to lower dose patches following package instructions until the final step down to no patch (i.e., no nicotine) at all.

What does nicotinell do?

Treatment of tobacco dependence by providing relief of nicotine withdrawal symptoms including cravings (see section 5.1), thereby facilitating smoking cessation or temporary smoking reduction in smokers motivated to quit smoking. Permanent cessation of tobacco use is the eventual objective.

How long can you stay on nicotine patches?

Current guidelines FDA recommend that the patch be used for just eight to 12 weeks before consulting a healthcare provider. “Provider monitoring of longer-term treatment isn’t needed,” Hitsman said. “We know that it’s safe and effective up to six months; people should be able to stay on it on their own.”

How do you use nicotinell?

There’s a simple four step approach for using Nicotinell gum:

  1. Keep chewing the gum until you begin to taste a strong flavour of nicotine.
  2. Rest the gum between your cheek and gums and keep it there until the taste starts to fade.
  3. Start chewing the gum again.
  4. Repeat this chewing routine for approximately 30 minutes.

How do you take nicotinell?

How Do I Use Nicotinell Lozenges?

  1. Suck the nicotine lozenge until a strong flavour of nicotine can begin to be tasted.
  2. Rest the lozenge between your cheek and gums and keep it there until the taste begins to fade.
  3. Start sucking again.
  4. Repeat for about 30 minutes, by which time the lozenge should be dissolved completely.

Is the nicotine patch better than smoking?

NRT is much less addictive than cigarettes while still helping decrease your urge to smoke. Cigarettes are designed to get nicotine to your brain fast—as fast as 7 seconds! This can feel good and makes cigarettes hard to give up. NRT delivers less nicotine to your brain and much more slowly.