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USES: This medication is used as an aid to stop smoking. It is most effective when used in conjunction with a stop smoking program.

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This medication is used as an aid to stop smoking. It is most effective when used in conjunction with a stop smoking program.
  • Keep this and all medications out of the reach of children and away from pets.
  • A used patch should be discarded by folding it in half with the sticky sides facing each other.
  • The used patch should then be placed in the opened pouch or aluminum foil and thrown in the garbage.
  • Do not allow children access to the discarded patch.

  • Store at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture.


Habitrol Patches
Habitrol Patches
Habitrol Gum is a rebranded form of
Habitrol Gum is a rebranded form of
GREAT tasting Habitrol Gum!
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How To Use
  • HOW TO USE THIS MEDICATION: The patch should be applied to a clean, dry, non-hairy area on the trunk or upper arm.
  • Check with the manufacturer's patient instruction sheet for specific recommended areas of patch application.
  • If necessary, clip hair from the site prior to applying the patch.
  • Remove the patch from the package, peel off the protective strip and immediately apply it to the site.
  • Press firmly for 10 to 20 seconds to make sure the patch stays in place.
  • Be sure the edges are held firmly to the skin.
  • Wash your hands after applying the patch.
  • Different brands of nicotine patches vary in the length of time the patch is left on the skin (e.g., for 24 hours or only while awake).
  • Consult your doctor or pharmacist regarding your specific patch and your condition (including cravings, vivid dreams etc.).
  • Remove the patch carefully and dispose of it properly.
  • Apply each new patch to a different area to prevent skin irritation.
  • Do not suddenly stop using this medication without your doctors approval.
  • Your dose may need to be gradually decreased.
  • You must stop smoking before using the patches and continue not to smoke while using this medication.

Side Effects
  • This medication may cause headache, dizziness, lightheadedness, drowsiness, stomach upset, nausea or flushing the first few days as your body adjusts to the medication.
  • If these symptoms persist or become bothersome, inform your doctor.
  • Notify your doctor if you develop breathing difficulties, chest pain, irregular heartbeat, nervousness, anxiety or tremors while taking this medication.
  • If the area around the patch becomes red, itchy or irritated, try a new site.
  • If the irritation continues or becomes worse, notify your doctor.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

  • Tell your doctor your complete medical history especially if you have a history of heart disease, high blood pressure or insulin-dependent diabetes.
  • This medication is not recommended for use during pregnancy.
  • Consult your doctor for details.
  • Nicotine passes into breast milk and has had undesirable effects on nursing infants.
  • Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, use it as soon as remembered; do not use if it is almost time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not "double-up" the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Inform your doctor about all the medicines you use (both prescription and nonprescription) especially if you use insulin, beta-blockers (propranolol or Inderal-like drugs), propoxyphene (Darvon) for pain or xanthine drugs used for asthma (theophylline like) because your dose may need to be adjusted.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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User Medicine Opinions for Habitrol
Overall:4 out of 5
Low adverse Reactions4 out of 5
Healing Power:5 out of 5
No dependency problems:5 out of 5
Cost-Benefit:4 out of 5
Sex: F
Age: 57
Location: Palmerston North
Time Taken: 22 days

Reason: To help stop smoking Date: 5 June 2011
Side Effects
After 22 days, red solid circles where patch had been, remaining for week and a half. What causes this?

Additional Thoughts
Coped really well for 22 days the reaction, why?

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