Nicotinell TTS 30 Patches 21mg (Step 1) (Pack of 7)
- Part 1 of a 3 step programme to stop smoking
- Reduces urge to smoke
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Nicotinell Patch is a nicotine replacement therapy
(NRT) which reduces:
• some of the unpleasant withdrawal effects that
frequently occur when giving up smoking such as
feeling ill or irritable.
• your desire to smoke by providing some of the
nicotine previously inhaled from cigarettes and
therefore helps your willpower to resist cigarettes.
If you need advice before starting to use nicotine
patches, talk to your doctor, nurse, pharmacist or a
trained counsellor. A support programme will increase
your chances of quitting smoking.
Nicotinell Patches are for application to the skin.
When applied to the skin, nicotine passes from the
patch, through the skin and into your body.
Nicotinell Patches can be used to help you:
• stop smoking completely
• cut down the amount you smoke – perhaps before
you go on to stop completely.
In addition, they may be used when you:
• do not wish to smoke. For example in confined
spaces (in the car: in the house) or where others
(such as children) could be harmed by tobacco
• are unable to smoke
• develop cravings once you have stopped smoking.
Reducing the number of cigarettes smoked can
increase the chances that you will move on to quit
Nicotinell Patches can be used during pregnancy and
There are 3 steps:
1. Nicotinell TTS 30 (Step 1) patches contain 52.5mg
of nicotine and deliver on average 21mg of
nicotine over 24 hours.
2. Nicotinell TTS 20 (Step 2) patches contain 35mg of
nicotine and deliver on average 14mg of nicotine
over 24 hours.
3. Nicotinell TTS 10 (Step 3) patches contain 17.5mg
of nicotine and deliver on average 7mg of nicotine
over 24 hours
Like all medicines, Nicotinell Patches can cause side
effects, although not everybody gets them.
STOP using the patches and seek medical help
immediately if you have any of the following
• difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the
face, lips, tongue or throat.
• severe itching of the skin, with a red rash or
Some side effects are very common (may affect
more than 1 in 10 people)
• application site reactions such as itching, redness,
oedema (becoming swollen) and burning
sensation where the patch is placed
In the event of a severe skin reaction which will not
go away, you should stop treatment and consult your
doctor or pharmacist to find another form of nicotine
These effects are usually caused by not changing the
site of application each day. Changing the site each
day will allow any irritation to disappear naturally and
cause you very little discomfort.
Some side effects are common (may affect
between 1 and 10 in every 100 people)
• agitation, anxiety, nervousness, difficulty sleeping,
• headache, dizziness or disorder in muscle condition
• nausea, abdominal pain or indigestion
• muscle discomfort or arthritis
These effects are often mild and will wear off
naturally and rapidly once you have removed the patch
Some side effects are uncommon (may affect
between 1 and 10 in every 1000 people)
• disturbance in attention, sleepiness, mood changes,
irritability, depressed mood or confusional state
• tingling or numbness, changes in taste or blurred
• palpitations (feeling of heartbeats)
• high blood pressure or hot flushes
• chest infections
• vomiting, constipation, diarrhoea, flatulence or dry
• excessive sweating
• joint pain, muscle cramp or back pain
• feeling of weakness, pain or discomfort
Some side effects are rare (may affect between
1 and 10 in every 10,000 people)
• chest pain, shortness of breath or irregular heart beat
• skin discolouration or inflammation of blood
vessels often with skin rash
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.
Applying your patches
1. Allow yourself time to put the patch on.
2. Decide where you will put the patch. It is important
to choose a hairless area of skin to make sure that
it sticks properly e.g. the front or side of the chest,
the back or the upper arm. Avoid skin which is red
3. If the patch does not stick successfully you may try
it on any other body site (such as the outer thighs
or top of the buttocks) or clean the area with surgical
spirit and let it dry naturally before re-applying the
patch. Avoid areas where the skin creases (such as
over a joint) or folds when you move.
4. Make sure that the skin is completely clean and
dry. After a hot bath or shower you may continue to
sweat even after towelling. Wait until the skin is
completely dry before sticking the patch on. Never
powder or oil your skin before putting on a patch
as it may not stick properly.
Changing your patch
1 Apply a new patch at roughly the same time each
day (preferably in the morning).
2 Leave it in place for 24 hours, unless you are
pregnant. If you are pregnant you should remove
the patch before going to bed.
3 When you take off the old patch, fold it in half
with the sticky side inwards and throw it away
Even used patches will contain some active
medication which could be harmful to children, so
make very sure that your patches are always kept
well away from children.
4 Always place your new patch on a different area of
DO NOT use the patches if you:
- are allergic to nicotine or to any of the other
ingredients in the patches
- are a non-smoker or occasional smoker
- have a skin disease that might be aggravated by
- are under 12 years of age, except on the advice of
Take special care with Nicotinell Patches
Before using the patches, tell your doctor, nurse or
pharmacist if you:
- are taking any other medicines (see next section)
- have a tumour of the adrenal gland
- have an overactive thyroid gland
- are diabetic (see “Taking other medicines”)
- have ever had a stomach ulcer
- have serious liver or kidney problems
- have heart disease (including heart attack,
worsening chest pain, disorders of heart rate and/
or rhythm), uncontrolled high blood pressure or
stroke for which you are in hospital. Using nicotine
replacement therapy is better than continuing to
- are pregnant or breast-feeding (see Pregnancy/
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking
or have recently taken any other medicines, including
medicines obtained without a prescription.
The effect of some medicines can be altered when
you stop smoking.
If you are already taking regular medication you
should tell your doctor, nurse or pharmacist,
Diabetics should monitor their blood sugar levels
more often than usual when starting to use a
patch because insulin/medication requirements
Smoking during pregnancy is associated with risks
such as poor growth of the baby before birth, premature
birth or still birth. Stopping smoking is the single most
effective way to improve both your health and that of
your baby. The earlier smoking stops, the better.
Ideally, stopping smoking during pregnancy should
be done without nicotine replacement therapy.
However, if you have tried and this is not possible,
nicotine replacement therapy may be used because
the risk to the developing baby is less than that
expected from continued smoking.
The decision to use nicotine replacement therapy
should be made as early on in the pregnancy as
possible with the aim of discontinuing use after
2–3 months. Patches may be preferred if you have
nausea or sickness. If patches are used, they should
be removed before going to bed at night.
Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine.
It is better to use nicotine replacement therapy
products that can be taken intermittently (not
patches). Try to breast-feed at a time just before you
take the product to ensure that the baby gets the
smallest amount of nicotine possible. If you need to
use nicotine replacement therapy to help you give up
smoking, the amount of nicotine that the baby may
receive is considerably smaller and less harmful than
the secondhand smoke they would otherwise be
Driving and using machines
These patches are unlikely to affect your ability to
drive or operate machinery.
Nicotinell Patches contain Aluminium
Remove the patch before a medical scan or cardiac
procedure to regulate your heart rate as aluminium is
present in one of the layers of the patch.
Nicotinell TTS 30 (Step 1) patches contain
52.5mg of nicotine and deliver on average 21mg
of nicotine over 24 hours
The other ingredients are: acrylate esters
vinylacetate, copolymers, fractionated coconut
oil, methacrylic acid esters co-polymers,
aluminised and siliconised polyester films.
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