NICOTINE Ressources

Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 074612/001.

Names and composition

"NICOTINE" is the commercial name of a drug composed of NICOTINE.
It belongs to the class Nicotine dependence treatments and is used in Nicotine dependence (Poisoning and Drug Dependence)


ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght

Similar Active Ingredient

ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
019983/001 PROSTEP NICOTINE Film, Extended Release/ Transdermal 11MG per 24HR
019983/002 PROSTEP NICOTINE Film, Extended Release/ Transdermal 22MG per 24HR
020076/001 HABITROL NICOTINE Film, Extended Release/ Transdermal 7MG per 24HR
020076/002 HABITROL NICOTINE Film, Extended Release/ Transdermal 14MG per 24HR
020076/003 HABITROL NICOTINE Film, Extended Release/ Transdermal 21MG per 24HR


Manufacturer name
McNeil Products Ltd
GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare
Omega Pharma Ltd

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What is the side effect of nicotine?
Asked by Iesha Rucci 1 month ago.

Nicotine's mood-altering effects are different by report. First causing a release of glucose from the liver and epinephrine (adrenaline) from the adrenal medulla, it causes stimulation. Subjectively, users report feelings of relaxation, calmness, and alertness. It is even reported to produce a mildly euphoric state. By reducing the appetite and raising the metabolism, some smokers may lose weight as a consequence. It also allows the mouth to be stimulated without food and the taste of tobacco smoke may curb the appetite. When a cigarette is smoked, nicotine-rich blood passes from the lungs to the brain within seven seconds and immediately stimulates the release of many chemical messengers including acetylcholine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, vasopressin, arginine, dopamine, and beta-endorphin. This results in enhanced pleasure, decreaed anxiety, and a state of alert relaxation. Nicotine enhances concentration and memory due to the increase of acetylcholine. The effects of nicotine last from five minutes to two hours. Most people who use nicotine do so several times a day (the average smoker smokes about 20 cigarettes in a 24-hour period). They do this in an effort to keep the pleasant effects of nicotine throughout the day and to avoid withdrawal. Most cigarettes (in the smoke inhaled) contain 0.1 to 2.8 milligrams of nicotine. Reasearch suggest that when smokers wish to acheive a stimulating effect, they take short quick puffs, which produces a low level of blood nicotine. This stimulates nerve transmission. When they wish to relax, they take deep puffs, which produce a high level of blood nicotine, which depresses the passage of nerve impulses, producing a mild sedative effect Modern research shows that nicotine acts on the brain to produce a number of effects. Specifically, its addictive nature has been found to show that nicotine activates reward pathways—the circuitry within the brain that regulates feelings of pleasure and euphoria.Modern research shows that nicotine acts on the brain to produce a number of effects. Specifically, its addictive nature has been found to show that nicotine activates reward pathways—the circuitry within the brain that regulates feelings of pleasure and euphoria. Answered by Darren Raiola 1 month ago.

Nicotine, most commonly found in tobacco products, has a slightly more basic pH level than your standard blood. When your body becomes accustomed to the regular drop in blood pH levels (avg is 7.6 - to a drop of approximately 6.7) it begins to see that basic level (6.7) as the "new standard". So, if at any time your bloods pH level climbs to normal levels (7.6) your body will go into panic mode (your addiction is kicking in, causing shaking, fever, chills, aching, mood swings, etc) and will basically beg for a drop in blood pH (this is where you go for a cigarette break). Nicotine is a pesticide commonly used in industrial gardens. One drop of pure nicotine can cause death in a human being. Answered by Chun Saladin 1 month ago.

Cancer,bad breath,stained teeth, to be blunt,bad for your health. Answered by Ashlyn Lupez 1 month ago.

Nicotine and hair loss?
Is there a link ? I don't smoke I don't have hair loss .... just wondering. Asked by Barbara Ottinger 1 month ago.

Nicotine and its effects on hair loss or hair health has long been debated. Hundreds of thousands of studies on nicotine revealed that harmful effects of nicotine on body. Many harmful effects are closely associated to scalp and hair loss. In this article you will learn about nicotine, how does it cause hair loss and how to prevent from Nicotine induced hair loss. If you wanna find out more please check my source. Overview: Healthy scalp produces healthy hair shafts. Hair shafts arise from hair follicles. Hair follicles are tiny tubular cavities, at the base of hair follicles there exists an bulb like structure called dermal papillae, that multiplies itself gradually to produce hair shaft. Hair follicles are surrounded with hundreds of thousands tiny blood capillaries which carry blood from arteries to hair follicles. Supply of oxygen and nutrients are carried out by blood capillaries. Therefore, nutrients and oxygen transference through blood capillaries is the only fundamental source of follicular nourishment that makes growth of healthy hair possible. Nicotine produces very powerful effects on arteries and throughout the body. Nicotine is a stimulant that speeds up the heart beats by about 20 beats per minute. Nicotine causes increased blood pressure. It is a vasoconstrictor that means it makes the arteries hard and stiff and blood can not run easily within arteries. Due to negative effects of nicotine, cholesterol is released within the blood that in turn, is extremely harmful for your body. Nicotine not only causes constriction in blood arteries but also in tiny blood capillaries that carries blood, oxygen and nutrients towards hair follicles. Hair follicles are also susceptible to nicotine and similar chemical substances. Blood capillaries are tiny tubes around singe blood cell in diameter. You can estimate, how vulnerable are blood capillaries to be constricted being single cell in diameter. As nicotine enters the body, it is rapidly distributed through the bloodstream and reach the brain crossing the blood-brain barrier. Nicotine takes around 7 seconds to reach the brain. Nicotine is a hygroscopic, that is it attracts nearby water molecules. Dermal papilla, the bulb shaped structures responsible for creating new cells exists at the bottom of the hair follicles. Dermal papilla creates the new cells that pushes themselves upwards and force the older cells to move higher. Therefore, production of new hair cells requires adequate supply of oxygen and nutrients. Prevention: As a first preventive measure, avoid smoking as most of the nicotine is transferred through smoking. Although it is not easy to stop smoking, you must stop it gradually for the sake of healthy body. To increase the blood flow towards hair follicles and decrease the stiffness of blood capillaries, massage your scalp with natural coconut oil or almond oil. It will really show good results. Coconut oil not only help massage hair follicles, but it contains several chemicals needed for healthy growth of the hair. Therefore, it works in dual way, providing the nutrients and increasing the blood flow rate towards hair follicles. Avoid too much coffee, chocolates, potato products etc. Answered by Janeen Vanhorn 1 month ago.

Here s a paper that found a strong possibility of nicotine causing hair loss: Since smoking leads to DNA damage of the hair follicle (Adams et al., 1997), the two separate pathologies related to nicotine/smoking —malignancy and alopecia—have DNA damage as a common pathophysiologic mechanism. Alternatively or additionally, nicotine might cause alopecia by accelerating senescence of hair follicles through chronic stimulation of the nAChR subtypes coupled to terminal differentiation and programmed cell death of epidermal keratinocytes (Nguyen et al., 2001) Answered by Sal Freudiger 1 month ago.

Nicotine does cause hair loss. I've experimented on my self. My hair became thinner on chewing tobacco, and then much more noticeably thinner chewing high potency nicotine gum. I stopped the gum and my hair didn't come back, so I used Minoxidil with success after a couple of months. I started nicotine again by vaping (e-cigarettes) and began losing hair again (about two years after the Minoxidil experience). I began the Minoxidil treatments again, but did not see results until I discontinued vaping/e-cigarettes. I looked on the FDA website at consumer complaints and there are a lot of people who have reported balding after starting nicotine gum. Answered by Lieselotte Albertson 1 month ago.

My hair did not thin out when I smoked cigarettes for years though. So why would hair start to fall out when since I been taking nicotine lozanges? I mean lozanges have LESS chemicals than cigs, and both have same nicotine chemical, so this theory does not make sense to me Answered by Shaunda Schoolfield 1 month ago.

Yes ,Its very true if you are taking nicotine like smoke and drinking it does matter. Want to solve this problem just go for healthy diet & use egg oil for hair loss. Answered by Earnest Tiedemann 1 month ago.

my Grandma smoked for 25 years, she is 71 now and has a beautiful head full of hair. hair loss is caused my genetics, chemicals (sulfate)(stuff in hair dye) use a good shampoo. put aragon oil on your scalp, egg oil, vitamin b oil. stuff like that can help if you are suffering from hair loss. it is also caused by an unhealthy diet. so no. nicotine gum dose not cause hair loss. Answered by Treena Kellam 1 month ago.

Does natural tobacco contain nicotine?
Is nicotine added to tobacco to make them addictive? Asked by Kathleen Loessberg 1 month ago.

Yes, natural tobacco has nicotine... Nicotine is the tobacco plant's natural protection from being eaten by insects. Tobacco Toxins: Cigarette smoke contains more than 3,000 chemical substances. The most dangerous substances are: 1. Carbon monoxide is a poisonous gas that interferes with the blood's ability to carry oxygen. It also contributes to heart disease and lung disorders and results in changes in the blood vessels that may lead to hardening of the arteries. 4.2 Nicotine Nicotine results in stimulation of the nervous system and the heart and other internal organs. The effect on the nervous system is one of the reasons why people have such a hard time giving up smoking. Nicotine is poisonous. When any poison enters an organism, the body is stimulated to eliminate that poison. This condition soon leads to exhaustion and depression of all bodily organs. Nicotine may be a factor behind the many heart attacks and other conditions, including stomach and intestinal ulcers, that are related to smoking. Nicotine is a colorless, oily, transparent vegetable chemical compound of the type called an alkaloid. It has a hot and bitter taste. It is found in small quantities in the leaves, roots, and seeds of the tobacco plant. It can also be made synthetically. The quantity of nicotine in most tobacco ranges from 2 to 7 percent. It is most abundant in cheaper and domestic varieties. Nicotine, as mentioned, is exceedingly poisonous. In a pure state, even a small quantity will result in vomiting, great weakness, rapid but weak pulse, and possibly collapse or even death. Nicotine indirectly affects circulation by provoking catecholamine release. Catecholamide refers to active hormones, epinephrine and norepinephrine which are derived from the amino acid tryosine. They have a marked effect on the nervous system, cardiovascular system, metabolic rate, temperature, and smooth muscle. The ingestion of nicotine induces a bodily response to rid itself of this poison. Thus, the body is stimulated and more catecholamines are released than would normally be the case. Heart rate increases and blood flow through the heart is also increased. The blood vessels going to the heart are constricted (due to the catecholamines) and this increases blood pressure. The presence of nicotine in the blood also results in an increase of serum fatty acids and creates the tendency for blood platelets to stick together. Nicotine also inhibits pancreatic bicarbonate secretions, resulting in a more acid condition in the body. This situation produces adverse systemic consequences. 4.3 Tars Tars contain small quantities of carcinogenic substances. They are believed to be one of the major factors that lead to lung cancer and other types of cancer among smokers. The tar from cigarette smoke has been found to result in malignant changes in the skin and respiratory tract of experimental animals, and a number of specific chemical compounds contained in cigarette smoke were established as potent carcinogens or co-carcinogens. Malignant changes including carcinoma are found in the larynx. 4.4 Smoke Particles Smoke particles are as small as 1/70,000 inch. A smoker exhales most of the particles, but as many as 25 percent of them may be trapped on the lining of the lungs. The particles are later absorbed by cells in the lining. This absorption may cause the cells to function improperly and damage the lining of the lung. The particles can also cause excessive scar tissue within the walls of the lungs. Smoke particles probably help cause progressive destruction of the walls of the air sacs in the lungs of long-term smokers. These, irritants cause immediate coughing and broncho-constriction after smoke inhalation; inhibit cilial action of the bronchial epithelium; stimulate bronchial mucous secretion; suppress protease inhibition; and impair alveolar macrophage function. Answered by Robby Sloup 1 month ago.

Nicotine is a substance derived from Tobacco leaves. Nicotine is a highly addictive substance but its not actually that bad for you, similar to caffeine. Smoking cigarettes is what causes all the health problems due to all the different chemicals they add to them. You can use a vaporizer to inhale nicotine which has almost no side effects compared to smoking but you still get a nicotine fix. Answered by Kiera Tolontino 1 month ago.

yes, nicotine is naturally present in the tobacco plant, just like the drug caffeine is naturally present in coffee beans. Answered by Christie Flock 1 month ago.

Just how many of these fruits or vegetable questions will we see immediately? Answered by Kathyrn Preisel 1 month ago.

Nicotine withdrawals?
I quit smoking almost 4 months ago cold turkey - after 27 years smoking pack a day - i been feeling somedays nervous and bit anxious is that normal after 4 months - my doctor said i still early on my quitting may take a bit longer . this is normal ? Asked by Vernon Ceronsky 1 month ago.

Nicotine withdrawal is a term used to describe when a person, who is nicotine dependent, suddenly stops smoking cigarettes or significantly reduces their nicotine intake. This can lead to the person becoming irritable; craving cigarettes and suffering from intense headaches. Persons who have smoked a higher number of cigarettes or for a longer period are more likely to experience these symptoms, although almost all people who try to ‘kick the habit’ suffer some form of withdrawal symptoms from the drug. When regular smokers quit they often have strong cravings when they are placed in a situations where they are used to smoking e.g. first thing in the morning or on their mid morning coffee break. The most common symptoms of nicotine withdrawal are; impaired concentration, irritability, tension, disturbed sleep or drowsiness, intense longing for a cigarette/nicotine, headaches and an increased appetite leading to weight gain. Sometimes people can experience nicotine withdrawal when cutting down to light cigarettes or cutting down the number smoked. You will get accustomed soon and be able to live without cigrettee if you have the will power, not to smoke. Best of luck. Answered by Yen Brashaw 1 month ago.

Yeah, just light up! You'll soon feel better! Answered by Coletta Wardrop 1 month ago.

have a cigarette you no u want to mmm menthol Answered by Sydney Delucca 1 month ago.

Nicotine test?
my surgery date was made 2 1/2 weeks after my dr told me I needed surgery. I know that it's not as long as a month. But not sure exactly how long till its out of the bloodstream. Asked by Tom Crumly 1 month ago.

Nicotine is a short-acting drug that can be eliminated from the body relatively quickly. Usually nicotine can be eliminated from the body within a day or so, however, acute nicotine withdrawal can be experienced for up to two weeks or more. According to Selfhelp Magazine, “the by-products of nicotine can be detected in the blood for up to a month after you stop using”. The amount of time in which nicotine stays in your system is also dependent upon the quantity, duration, and intensity of what you have been smoking. However, the effects of nicotine never leave your body completely. Nicotine is a toxin that may affect your body for many years or even for the rest of your life. Such effects include lung and throat cancer, premature wrinkling of the skin, cataracts, depression, breast cancer, cardiovascular disease, and numerous other serious side effects of nicotine use. It is important to understand that cessation of nicotine can increase your chances of living a healthy life. Each year tobacco and its 4,000 different chemicals kill approximately 400,000 people. The average smoker also spends $3,500 per year to support their addiction to nicotine. Many people believe switching to lower-nicotine cigarettes will aid them in cessation of smoking, but for most, they simply inhale more deeply and more often, causing them to receive the same amount of nicotine as they would from a regular cigarette. If you are looking for assistance to quit using tobacco, you can contact Student Health Service/Health Iowa at 335-8394 to make an appointment with a smoking cessation counselor. These services are free of charge to registered University of Iowa students Answered by Garland Dillavou 1 month ago.

Two weeks.. but if you have a day star near by you can by fake pee... It works! Why does he care if you smoke?? If it's a medical thing you should seriously quit... Answered by Jerrica Andrado 1 month ago.

You should be smoke free for about a month prior. Answered by Ferne Lockie 1 month ago.

I agree, a month. Answered by Ozella Pietrzykowski 1 month ago.

Comparing caffeine to nicotine?
Alcohol too. Asked by Sunny Staves 1 month ago.

Nicotine is much more dangerous than caffeine. It's hard to believe, because it's such a pervasive substance in society, but physiologically it is far more dangerous than caffeine. In fact, there is enough nicotine in just TWO cigarettes (if absorbed all at once) to kill an average human. Luckily, it is not all absorbed at once. Alcohol is slightly less toxic than nicotine, but it is also possible to die from a small amount of alcohol if introduced quickly at a high enough concentration, such as directly into the bloodstream. Caffeine, as a stimulant, has serious physiological effects, but is not deadly in amounts typically consumed. Eat enough of it, however, and it can kill you too. The most accurate measure of toxicity that we have is the LD-50, or median lethal dose. That's the amount that will kill half of the individuals in a population if given that particular dosage. For caffeine, the LD-50 is 192 mg/kg of body weight. For nicotine, the LD-50 is only 50 mg/kg. and for ethanol (alcohol), it's 6300 mg/kg. Those quantities are in milligrams, which I probably don't need to tell you is not much at all. Answered by Angeles Pelto 1 month ago.

Wasn't ephedrine banned? ya I would go to see a doctor immediately! Answered by Jolynn Panaro 1 month ago.

What are the effects of nicotine?
Asked by Delphine Pluym 1 month ago.

Nicotine: Many people believe that nicotine causes cancer but the fact is that it only leads to addiction. Whenever a person inhales cigarette smoke, the nicotine present in the smoke is rapidly absorbed into the blood and its affect on the brain is shown within 7 seconds. In the brain, nicotine activates the same reward system as do other drugs of abuse such as cocaine or amphetamine, but to a lesser extent. Nicotine acts on this reward system and is believed to be responsible for drug-induced feelings of pleasure and, over time, addiction. It also increases alertness and enhances mental performance. Studies indicate that nicotine by itself may not be harmful. But, when it is combined with other harmful substances such as areca nut, cancer causing catechu substitutes like gambier & magnesium carbonate, it may show damaging effects. Apart from nicotine, cigarette smoke contains around 4,000 different compounds, many of which may cause cancer. In fact tobacco smoke contains about 70 different carcinogens or cancer-causing substances. When you inhale smoke, these chemicals enter your lungs and spread around the rest of your body. Scientists have shown that these chemicals are mutagenic & can damage DNA and change expression of various genes which may lead to cancer by making your cells proliferate and multiply uncontrollably. No wonder, smoking is the major cause of lung cancer and is also associated with the increased risk for cancer of the mouth, nasal cavities (nose), larynx (voice box), pharynx (throat), esophagus (swallowing tube), stomach, liver, pancreas, kidney, bladder, uterine cervix, and acute myeloid leukemia. Answered by Britt Richison 1 month ago.

How does nicotine affect the body?
How does nicotine affect the body Asked by Georgine Knighton 1 month ago.

Nicotine's mood-altering effects are different by report. First causing a release of glucose from the liver and epinephrine (adrenaline) from the adrenal medulla, it causes stimulation. Users report feelings of relaxation, calmness, and alertness. It is even reported to produce a mildly euphoric state. By reducing the appetite and raising the metabolism, some smokers may lose weight as a consequence. It also allows the mouth to be stimulated without food, and the taste of tobacco smoke may curb the appetite. When a cigarette is smoked, nicotine-rich blood passes from the lungs to the brain within seven seconds and immediately stimulates the release of many chemical messengers including acetylcholine, norepinephrine, epinephrine, vasopressin, arginine, dopamine, and beta-endorphin. This results in enhanced pleasure, decreased anxiety, and a state of alert relaxation. Nicotine enhances concentration and learning due to the increase of acetylcholine. It also enhances alertness due to the increases of acetylcholine and norepinephrine. Arousal is increased by the increase of norepinephrine. Pain is reduced by the increases of acetylcholine and beta-endorphin. Anxiety is reduced by the increase of beta-endorphin. The effects of nicotine last from five minutes to two hours. Most cigarettes (in the smoke inhaled) contain 0.1 to 2.8 milligrams of nicotine Research suggests that, when smokers wish to achieve a stimulating effect, they take short quick puffs, which produce a low level of blood nicotine. This stimulates nerve transmission. When they wish to relax, they take deep puffs, which produce a high level of blood nicotine, which depresses the passage of nerve impulses, producing a mild sedative effect. At low doses, nicotine potently enhances the actions of norepinephrine and dopamine in the brain, causing a drug effect typical of those of psychostimulants. At higher doses, nicotine enhances the effect of serotonin and opiate activity, producing a calming, pain-killing effect. Nicotine is unique in comparison to most drugs, as its profile changes from stimulant to sedative/pain killer in increasing dosages and use. A 21 mg patch applied to the left armNicotine gum and nicotine patches are available, usually in 2-mg or 4-mg doses of gum, that do not have all the other ingredients in smoked tobacco. They appear to be not as addictive or as pleasurable, and, it is claimed, have fewer side effects Whether all the other psychoactive effects also occur has not been well studied. Answered by Rory Bahlmann 1 month ago.

Nicotine, if taken on a consisntent basis, causes the following: a) Nerve Paralysis b) skin dehydration c) Nausea d) salivation e) Vomiting f) Abdominal Pain g) Headaches h) and, is Highly toxic... in general! Take care Answered by Andera Kreiger 1 month ago.

I think it is in the body up to 12 months Answered by Brigitte Seagren 1 month ago.

Makes you want to have another, along with a beer, then sex. Answered by Beaulah Lusane 1 month ago.

Nicotine and heroin are?
b should end in ketones, somehow missed it 10 points for the right answer plz Asked by Aileen Widjaja 1 month ago.

Answer=d Nicotine is an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants (Solanaceae) that constitutes approximately 0.6–3.0% of the dry weight of tobacco,with biosynthesis taking place in the roots and accumulation occurring in the leaves. It functions as an antiherbivore chemical with particular specificity to insects; therefore nicotine was widely used as an insecticide in the past, and currently nicotine analogs such as imidacloprid continue to be widely used. Nicotine is also found in several other members of the Solanaceae family, with small amounts being present in species such as the Eggplant and Tomato. In low concentrations (an average cigarette yields about 1 mg of absorbed nicotine), the substance acts as a stimulant in mammals and is the main factor responsible for the dependence-forming properties of tobacco smoking. According to the American Heart Association, nicotine addiction has historically been one of the hardest addictions to break, while the pharmacological and behavioral characteristics that determine tobacco addiction are similar to those that determine addiction to drugs such as heroin and cocaine.[5] Nicotine content in cigarettes has slowly increased over the years, and one study found that there was an average increase of 1.6% per year between the years of 1998 and 2005. This was found for all major market categories of cigarettes. Opium (from which heroin is derived) the dried latex obtained from the opium poppy (Papaver somniferum). Opium contains up to 12% morphine, an alkaloid, which is frequently processed chemically to produce heroin for the illegal drug trade. The latex also includes codeine and non-narcotic alkaloids such as papaverine, thebaine and noscapine. The traditional method of obtaining the latex is to scratch ("score") the immature seed pods (fruits) by hand; the latex leaks out and dries to a sticky yellowish residue that is later scraped off the fruit. The modern method is to harvest and process mature plants by machine. "Meconium" historically referred to related, weaker preparations made from other parts of the poppy or different species of poppies. Answered by Florinda Lecorchick 1 month ago.

nicotine and heroine are both plant alkaloids. alkaloids are hetero cyclic compounds with nitrogen in the ring. (both do contain N in the hetero cyclic ring. that N is responsible for amine nature). now, lets go into the question, they are not similar molecules, even though they contain amine group. answer must be D Answered by Selma Willert 1 month ago.

e good for you, bad for your cats and dogs A is the answer, they are amines, amides aren't drugs. Answered by Jesusita Stencil 1 month ago.

Do nicotine patches work?
I'm trying to quit smoking and was wondering if nicotine patches really work? Would love for anyone to help me out on trying to quit smoking! Thanks. Asked by Rose Cowels 1 month ago.

Nicotine patches only HELP you quit by controlling the withdrawl symptoms! They are not the magic bullet, as you will need willpower, dedication and a lot of support from family and friends. First of all, make sure you have no heart problems because if you use nicoderm you can put yourself at risk for heart attacks and other cardiovascular events. There are other alternatives like Zyban etc you can discuss with your Dr. Before you start using patches, first throw away all cigarettes and matches at home, in your car, and at work. Put away ash trays and lighters. Tell your family and friends you're quitting and ask for their support. Avoid triggers for smoking. Set a no-smoking policy. Do not allow anyone to smoke in your home or car, and avoid other people when they are smoking. You can also join a support group. Like I said, Nicotine patches are used to relieve withdrawal symptoms of smoking (imagine yourself when you haven't had a smoke in a while) like anxiety, palpitations, and irritability. An added benefit is that they don't contain the carcinogens and gases associated with tobacco smoke. So your pretty much getting your nicotine fix from a patch rather than a cigarette. One patch delivers a constant amount of nicotine to you for 24 hours, so you have to change the patch daily. I would recommend Nicoderm because it provides smooth delivery of nicotine to your bloodstream as opposed to other generic brands which have mroe variability. You pretty much choose the strength of the patch based on the amount of cigarettes you smoke per day. Look on the box of the product you choose. I believe if you smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day you will need to use the following 3 STEP program. Begin with STEP 1 (21 mg) for the first six weeks. Move to STEP 2 (14 mg) for weeks 7-8. Then move to STEP 3 (7 mg) for weeks 9-10. This prepares you to stop using NicoDerm altogether at the end of week ten. But if you smoke fewer than 10 cigs a day, just use STEP 2 (14 mg) for 6 weeks and STEP 3 (7 mg) for 2 weeks. As you use Nicoderm, you'll feel your cravings start to diminish as it helps your body gradually wean itself off nicotine. Over an 8 to 10 week period, depending on the strength you choose, you lower the dosage until you stop using it altogether. Hope that helps, Snoopy Answered by Robbi Cyphers 1 month ago.

Do Nicotine Patches Work Answered by Nidia Zinck 1 month ago.

I just put my first patch on and am surprised that I have little to no craving for a cigarette. I got down to 10 cigarettes per day so I m using the 14mg patch. I m seriously shocked because I just ate a granola bar and always want one after I eat. This is so weird. I really hope I can quit this time. I have had many failed attempts but I need to do this for my health. I m turning 30 this year, getting married next year and eventually want kids so the smoking has gotta stop. My boyfriend smokes over a pack a day so he s doing the 21mg and I REALLY hope it works for him. It s nice to quit with someone but a little harder because one caves the other one wants to too, haha. Yesterday, without the patch, I thought I was going to die without a cigarette and ended up buying a pack. Today is different. Good luck to anyone trying, you can do it! And I agree, if this doesn t work for you, try something else! Oh, and for the oral fixation, we are using e-hookahs with no nicotine. YOU CAN DO IT!!! Answered by Stefani Auna 1 month ago.

I know this was posted years ago and hope it worked for you. Things work differently for people. Gum didn't work for me but I decided to get a patch one day to try I cause I hated smelling like smoke all the time. I smoked the day before I used the patch and whenever I put the patch on, I literally had no desire to light one up. It was shocking to me. Usually when I thought about smoking I'd want to. But with the patch, I had no desire to no matter how often I thought about it or saw someone else smoke. Patches worked for me. For some the nicotine gum does and patches don't. Hope it worked for you. I'm glad to not have that smoke smell anymore Answered by Ardis Cartlidge 1 month ago.

The only thing nicotine patches do is satisfy your craving for nicotine. If you can make it just 4 days with out smoking you physical addiction will be gone. You will then need to work on the mental addiction. Just know that you can do it. It may take several attempts but you can. I did it cold turkey 4 years ago and never looked back. Answered by Raelene Dewar 1 month ago.

Nicoderm Patches Answered by Clair Matter 1 month ago.

Yes, they work. At least they worked for me. It's been 6 or 7 years now, and I don't have any desire to smoke. I smoked for a loooonnnng time, about a pack, or more a day. The "craving" went away in a few days. My mind didn't go blank and my eyes didn't glaze over after going without a cigarette for 2 hours. When I first quit, I thought I'd need a patch the size of a "Wetsuit" but I was wrong. Hang in there, and give it a try. If I can quit,you can, too. Good Luck. Answered by Raina Thrower 1 month ago.

They help curb the craving for nicotine, but it does nothing to help with the habit. That's why smoking is so addictive. I was more addicted to the habit of smoking when I got in my car, after a meal, etc. My husband used the patch and quit, but all I did was set a goal date for myself and only allowed myself a certain number of smokes a day. It took two months, but at the end, I was down to 3 a day. When I started forcing myself to finish those, and enjoyed them less, I knew I was mentally prepared to just throw those "sh*t sticks" away. Besides, I've saved over $2000 since I quit 4 years ago, and I'll be rewarding myself with a great vacation. Answered by Anjelica Rancher 1 month ago.

They work but you also have to keep busy, I found playing phone games, surfing the net, etc keeps my mind occupied enough to get past cravings even though I am on the patch. The first few days I had the worst anxiety, I was almost choking on it, but two weeks in and still have to keep busy but not as anxious or moody. Muscles ache though. No appetite either. Sleep ok so far. I try not to do or surround myself with anything stressful that may trigger relapse. But still think about smoking alot. But if I smell cigarette smoke it doesn't bother me. Hopefully I can get through the whole 10 weeks, last time I got to 8 weeks but stopped using the patch after the first step and held off for a little longer but started again, and it was like I never stopped. Didn't cough or choke, I loved it. That was two years ago so its taken me that long to build up the courage to go through with it again, its a very stressful time. Two weeks no cigarettes, one week no weed, both together is like torture. Answered by Zona Compo 1 month ago.


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