For most people who smoke one pack per day or less, the following is a reasonable starting point: more than 15 cigarettes per day: 21 mg patch (Step 1)seven to 15cigarettes per day: 14 mg patch (Step 2) How do I start using a nicotine patch?
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How much nicotine is in a nicotine patch?
-Each dose spray provides approximately 0.5 mg of nicotine. PATCH: STEP 1: 21 mg patch transdermally once a day STEP 2: 14 mg patch transdermally once a day STEP 3: 7 mg patch transdermally once a day More than 10 cigarettes/day:-Step 1 for 4 weeks, then step 2 for 2 weeks, and finally step 3 for 2 weeks 10 cigarettes/day or less:
What should I know about the 21 mg patch before using?
If you smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day, consider starting on the 21 mg patch. Don鈥檛 wear two patches at once unless directed to do so by your healthcare provider. Over time (typically after 8 to 12 weeks), you should lower the dose with the goal of stopping use of the patch completely.
How do you mix nicotine patches with gum or lozenges?
Combine the patch with nicotine gum or lozenge to better manage cravings. You can start using both the patch and gum or lozenge, or you can add gum or lozenge later, if you continue to have withdrawal symptoms.
How many milligrams of nicotine should I take for smoking?
1 Center For Tobacco Independence. 2 www.tobaccoindependence.org. 3 Tobacco Treatment Medication Dosing Chart. 4 21 mg for 6 wks, 14 mg for. 5 2 wks, 7 mg for 2 wks. 6 … (more items)