What is transdermal nicotine?
Transdermal nicotine is a nicotine patch that is used as a stop-smoking aid. It contains nicotine which is released into the body, and this helps to relieve withdrawl symptoms (insomnia, headaches, confusion, irritability and so on) that many people suffer when quitting smoking.
How does it work?
The patches are placed on the body (in a hairless, clean and dry place on the upper body) where it slowly releases a small amount of nicotine. By giving your body a controlled dosage of nicotine, the unpleasant withdrawl symptoms that cause many people to give up on quitting smoking are alleviated.
How to use transdermal nicotine
The nicotine patch should be placed on the chest, back, stomach or outer upper arm on a clean, dry, greaseless and hairless area. Using the clean palm of your hand push the patch evenly onto your skin for 10 seconds. Every 16 to 24 hours (depending on the transdermal nicotine type, see packet directions) the old patch should be taken off and a new one placed in a new area. It is recommended that you change the patch at the same time each day to help remind you.
It is very important that you completely stop smoking while using the patches. This is to stop the unpleasant effects of nicotine overdose (cold sweats, confusion, difficulty in breathing, fast or irregular heartbeat (palpitations), chest pain, disturbed hearing or vision, faintness, marked weakness, or seizure).
Always follow the directions on the package.
What dosages are available?
The patches come in a transdermal nicotine form.
General dosages are 5 mg, 7 mg, 10 mg, 14 mg, 15 mg, 21 mg.
Please consult your doctor to find out which course is most appropriate for you and come back to Pharmacy Discounter for the lowest prices on transdermal nicotine.