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Nicotine Patch

Nicoderm CQ and Habitrol are removable patches that you stick to your skin. The patch releases a constant amount of nicotine into the body. Patches come in different sizes. The larger the patch, the more nicotine it will give your body.

  • Wear the patch all day.
  • Most of the patches should be changed once a day.
  • Be sure to follow all directions that come with the product.
Side Effects
  • Skin irritation
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Muscle aches
  • Stiffness
  • Dizziness

Do not use tobacco even when you are not wearing the patch. Keep this and all medicines out of the reach of children and pets. Even used patches have enough nicotine to poison children and pets.


Over the counter

Last Updated 1/2/2018