• Niquitin Patches Original - Step 1 - 21mg (Pack of 7)

Niquitin Patches Original - Step 1 - 21mg (Pack of 7)

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Medication features

  • Discreet
  • 24 hour supply of nicotine
  • Satisfies nicotine craving

Overview

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NiQuitin Patches are used to help people stop smoking. They work by replacing some of the nicotine you get from cigarettes. This type of treatment is called Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).

The nicotine in cigarettes makes them addictive, but other substances in cigarette smoke, such as tar, carbon dioxide and other toxins, are more harmful to your health. NRT products like NiQuitin Patches do not have the health dangers of tobacco.

The nicotine from NRT reduces your cravings for cigarettes and helps you resist the urge to smoke. It also relieves some of the unpleasant symptoms (like feeling ill or irritable) that smokers have when they try to give up. The patches provide a steady amount of nicotine to your body, generally at a lower level than from cigarettes.

Side Effects

Like all medicines, the nicotine in NRT products can have side-effects. They are similar to those you might get from the nicotine in cigarettes, and are more likely the more nicotine you take, but not everybody gets them. At the recommended doses NiQuitin Patches have not been found to cause any serious side-effects.

Stopping smoking itself can cause some symptoms such as feeling weak, tired, depressed, irritable, nervous, restless, anxious, drowsy, dizzy, unable to concentrate, headache, sleep disturbance/ night-time awakening, cough, flu-like symptoms and changes in mood.

Info Leaflet

Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.

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Directions

How to apply the patches

It is important to choose a clean, dry and hairless area of skin on which to position the patch, to make sure that it sticks properly. Avoid areas where the skin creases (such as over a joint), or where the skin folds when you move. Do not apply to skin which is red, broken or irritated.

Do not remove the patch from its sealed protective sachet until you are ready to use it.
Cut open the sachet along the dotted line, taking care not to damage the patch inside. The patch should be applied immediately after opening the sachet.
Take out the patch carefully. A clear, protective liner covers the sticky side of the patch - the side that will be put on your skin.
With the sticky side facing you, pull half the liner away from the patch starting at the middle. Hold the patch at the outside edge (touch the sticky side as little as possible), and pull off the other half of the protective liner.
Immediately apply the sticky side of the patch to your skin. Press the patch firmly onto your skin with the palm of your hand for at least 10 seconds. Make sure it sticks well to the skin, especially round the edges.
When applying the patch, avoid touching the eyes and nose. When you have finished, always wash your hands with water only. Do not use soap which may increase nicotine absorption.
Water will not harm the patch if it has been applied properly. You can bathe, swim or shower for short periods while you are wearing the patch.

How to change your patches

Apply a new patch once a day and at about the same time each day, preferably soon after waking.
Leave each patch in place for 24 hours (remove at bedtime if you are pregnant).
Always choose a different area of skin on which to place the new patch.
Do not reuse the same skin site for at least 7 days.
When you take off a patch, fold it in half with the sticky side inwards and place it in the sachet from which you have just taken your new patch or in a piece of aluminium foil.
Throw the sachet containing the used patch away carefully, making sure it is out of the reach of children or pets.
NiQuitin Patches generally stick well to most people's skin. However, a patch may occasionally come off. If your patch falls off during the day, put on a new patch, making sure you choose a different non-hairy skin site that is clean and dry. Then go on as before.

Warnings

Do not use NiQuitin Patches:

if you have ever had an allergic reaction to nicotine or any of the other ingredients (listed in Section 6).
if you are a non-smoker.
if you have never been a regular smoker.
if you are aged under 12. The level of nicotine in NRT is not suitable for children under 12.
Children are more susceptible to the effects of nicotine, and it could cause severe toxicity, which can be fatal.
Take special care with NiQuitin Patches

Get help and advice from a healthcare professional:

if you are in hospital because you have heart disease, have had a heart attack, severe heart rhythm disturbances or a stroke. Try to stop smoking without NRT unless your doctor has told you to use it. Once you are discharged from hospital, you can use NRT as normal.
if you have diabetes. When you start using NRT, you need to monitor your blood sugar levels more often than usual, because your dose of medication for diabetes may need to be adjusted.
if you have serious liver or kidney problems, because you may be more likely to get side-effects.
if you have uncontrolled overactive thyroid gland or an adrenal gland tumour (phaeochromocytoma), because nicotine may make your symptoms worse if you have had allergic reactions that involve swelling of the lips, face and throat (angioedema) or itchy skin rash (urticaria), using NRT can sometimes trigger this type of reaction.
if you have allergic eczema or dermatitis you may get a reaction to the patch.
if you have stomach or duodenal ulcers or an inflamed oesophagus or gullet (the passage between the mouth and stomach) because nicotine replacement therapy can make your symptoms worse.
before using if you have ever experienced seizures (fits).
if you have any concerns about becoming dependent or think you have become dependent on this product.

If you are taking other medicines

Stopping smoking may alter the effect of other medicines you may be taking. If you have any questions or concerns about this, talk to healthcare professional.

Pregnancy and breast-feeding

If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant

Smoking when you are pregnant is harmful to the baby. The risks include poor growth before birth, damage to the baby's lungs, premature birth and stillbirth. Stopping smoking is the best way to improve your health and the health of your baby, and the earlier you stop smoking the better.

It is best to give up smoking without using NRT. If that's too difficult, using NRT is safer for you and your baby than continuing to smoke. The nicotine in NRT is less dangerous than the more harmful substances in cigarette smoke, such as tar and other toxins.

If you have tried to stop smoking without using NRT, and haven't been able to, your healthcare advisor may recommend NRT to help you stop. If you do use NRT during pregnancy:

Start as early in your pregnancy as possible.
Aim if possible to use NRT for only 2 to 3 months. But remember —the most important thing is not to smoke. It is safer to carry on using NRT than to start smoking again.
If you can use them, NRT gum or lozenges are better than patches. That's because you will not be absorbing nicotine into your body all the time. But if you feel sick, you may need to use NRT patches instead.
If you do need to use NRT patches, remove the patch before you go to bed.

If you are breast-feeding

Tobacco smoke is harmful to babies and children, causing breathing difficulties and other problems.

If you are breast-feeding, it is best if you stop smoking without using NRT. But if you do need to use NRT, the nicotine that gets into breast milk is less dangerous to your baby than breathing in second-hand smoke. If you do use NRT while breast-feeding:

It is better to use NRT gum or lozenges to control your cravings as they happen, rather than patches. With gum or lozenges, you will not be absorbing nicotine into your body all the time.
Try to breast-feed just before you take the gum or lozenge, when the nicotine levels in your body are at their lowest. That way, your baby gets as little nicotine as possible.

Driving and using machines

There are no known effects of NiQuitin Patches on your ability to drive or use machines. However, users of nicotine replacement products should be aware that giving up smoking can cause behavioural changes that could affect you.

Ingredients

The active substance is nicotine. The 21 mg patches contain 114 mg of nicotine and deliver 21 mg over 24 hours. The 14 mg patches contain 78 mg of nicotine and deliver 14 mg over 24 hours. The 7 mg patches contain 36 mg of nicotine and deliver 7 mg over 24 hours.

The other ingredients are ethylene/vinyl acetate copolymer, polyethylene/aluminium/polyethylene terephthalate, polyethylene film, polyisobutylene and printing ink.

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