The patient should make every effort to stop smoking completely during treatment with Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patch. Advice and support normally improve the success rate.
Those Adults and the Elderly: The patch should be applied to an intact area of the skin upon waking up in the morning and removed at bedtime.
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 hrs 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 with the 15 mg/16 hours patch for 8 weeks and decrease dose to Step 3 (10 mg/16 hours patch) for the final 4 weeks. (See Table 2.)
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Combination Therapy: Highly dependent smokers, smokers who experience "breakthrough" cravings or those who have failed with single NRT treatment, can use a flexible smoking cessation format in combination with the patch for fast relief of cravings.
Children and Adolescents: Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patch should not be administered to persons under 18 years of age without recommendation from a healthcare professional. There is limited experience of treating this age group with Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patch.
Use of patch beyond 6 months is generally not recommended.
Some ex-smokers may need longer treatment to avoid returning to smoking.