Nicotine Transdermal System
Brands: Habitrol, Nicoderm C-Q
For quitting smoking.
DO NOT take this medicine by mouth.
Avoid placing the patch near the breast.
Remove the patch after 24 hours.
Keep the medicine at room temperature. Avoid heat and direct light.
This patch should not be cut.
Wash your hands before and after handling this medicine.
Remove old patch before applying new one. Change the location of the new patch.
If you have vivid dreams or trouble sleeping, you may remove the patch before going to sleep.
Ask your doctor or pharmacist about locations on your body where this patch can be used.
Remove the plastic liner that protects the sticky side of the patch before applying to the skin.
Be sure the area of skin is clean and dry before putting on a new patch.
Apply the patch to a clean, dry, hairless area. Avoid skin that is red, scraped, or damaged.
Press the patch firmly for a few seconds to make sure it stays in place.
After removing the patch, fold it together and discard it out of reach of children and pets.
Please ask your doctor or pharmacist how you can safely dispose of used patches.
If the skin under the patch becomes irritated, remove the patch. Do not apply a new patch to the area until the skin feels better.
If the patch falls off, apply a new a patch on a different location of the body.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all your medicines. Include prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal medicines.
If you need to stop this medicine, your doctor may wish to gradually reduce the dosage before stopping.
Do not use more than 1 patch at any one time.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist if you ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.
Avoid smoking while on this medicine. Smoking may increase your risk for stroke, heart attack, blood clots, high blood pressure, and other diseases of the heart and blood vessels.
Tell the doctor or pharmacist if you are pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding.
Please tell all your doctors and dentists that you are on this medicine before they provide care.
The following is a list of some common side effects from this medicine. Please speak with your doctor about what you should do if you experience these or other side effects.
- skin irritation where medicine is applied
If you have any of the following side effects, you may be getting too much medicine. Please contact your doctor to let them know about these side effects.
- nausea and vomiting
- rapid heartbeat
A few people may have an allergic reaction to this medicine. Symptoms can include difficulty breathing, skin rash, itching, swelling, or severe dizziness. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help quickly.
Please speak with your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you have any questions about this medicine.https://api.meducation.com/V2.0/fdbpem/9077
IMPORTANT NOTE: This document tells you briefly how to take your medicine, but it does not tell you all there is to know about it. Your doctor or pharmacist may give you other documents about your medicine. Please talk to them if you have any questions. Always follow their advice.
There is a more complete description of this medicine available in English. Scan this code on your smartphone or tablet or use the web address below. You can also ask your pharmacist for a printout. If you have any questions, please ask your pharmacist.
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