Nicorette Dosage/Direction for Use



Johnson & Johnson


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Dosage/Direction for Use
How much to use: Use one new patch per day. Wash hands before applying the patch. Each Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patch comes with a child-resistant sachet which can be opened by cutting along the edge with a pair of scissors. Remove the patch from its sachet and then peel one part of the silvery aluminium backing away. Avoid touching the sticky surface of the patch with fingers. Carefully apply the sticky part of the patch to the chosen area of skin and then peel off the remaining half of the silvery backing foil. Press the patch firmly onto the skin with the palm or fingertips. Run the fingers around the edge to ensure it sticks firmly.
When to use it: Apply when the patient wakes up (usually in the morning) and remove 16 hours later (usually at bedtime). On the day of starting the treatment, the patient should stop smoking completely, so the last cigarette is the day before using the patch. Do not smoke during treatment.
Monotherapy: How long to use it: Heavy smokers (those smoking 15 or more cigarettes in a 24-hour period) are recommended to start at Step 1 with the 25 mg/16 hours patch and use one patch daily for 8 weeks. Gradual weaning from the patch should then be initiated. One 15 mg/16 hours patch should be used daily for 2 weeks followed by one 10 mg/16 hours patch daily for 2 weeks. Light smokers (those smoking less than 15 cigarettes in a 24-hour period) are recommended to start at Step 2 (15 mg/16 hours) for 8 weeks and decrease the dose to Step 3 (10 mg/16 hours) for the final 4 weeks. (See Tables 1 and 2.)

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Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patch is usually not recommended for use over a period in excess of 6 months but some people may need longer treatment in order to avoid getting into a smoking habit again.
Combination Therapy: Combination of Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patches with other Nicorette dosage forms for immediate cessation: Persons having failed to quit with monotherapy or who experience acute or uncontrollable cravings under monotherapy may use Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patches 25 mg/16 hours or 15 mg/16 hours or 10 mg/16 hours and other Nicorette dosage forms in combination. Also with combination therapy, the dose is individual and should depend on the smoker's nicotine dependence. The patch is used according to the dosing regimen for monotherapy as mentioned previously. Another Nicorette dosage form is used in addition to the patch as needed, the maximum recommended additional dose should thereby not be exceeded. A maximum daily dose of altogether 64 mg (patch + additional dosage form) must not be exceeded. (See Table 3.)

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