Nicorette replacement therapy does not get any easier than this. You just apply one fresh Nicorette Patch to the skin first thing every morning and remove it before you go to bed at night. Nicorette Patches come in three strengths, each lasting 16 hours. The strongest is the 15 milligram (mg) patch, followed by the 10 mg and, last and least, the 5mg patch. Each pack of patches contains 7 individual patches. Under a typical course of Nicorette Patches you would start using the 15mg patch once a day for the first 8 to 12 weeks. This is because this is the time period when your nicotine withdrawal is likely to be most severe. For the next two weeks you would then use the 10mg patch and follow this up with two weeks using the 5mg patch. You are gradually reducing the amount of nicotine that your body receives until eventually you can stop using the patches completely. It really depends on the individual as to when they feel comfortable enough to stop using the patches and are confidant that they can avoid relapsing into smoking.
Nicorette patches can be purchased as three different complete courses at greatly reduced prices. Each course is designed to gradually reducing the amount of nicotine over 12 weeks until eventually you can stop using the patches completely. Combo three is more suitable for those smoking less than 20 to 25 cigarettes per day.
The Nicorette patch product page can be found here.
Information on Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and patches can be found here.
Nicorette is made by Pharmacia AB, Sweden and is distributed by Pharmacia, Auckland, NZ.
If you are currently taking other medications, have other medical conditions, you may be pregnant, or you are breastfeeding, please contact us to talk to a pharmacist.