Nicorette Dosage/Direction for Use



Johnson & Johnson


Zuellig Pharma
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Dosage/Direction for Use
Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patch: 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, patient should stop smoking completely, so the last cigarette is the day before using the patch. Do not smoke during treatment.
Heavy smokers (those smoking 15 or more cigarettes in a 24-hour period): 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): 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.
Nicorrette Icy Mint Medicated Chewing Gum:Adults: See Table 3.

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Most people use between 8 to 12 gums per day. The patient must not exceed 24 gums per day.
Chew a piece of chewing gum when feeling the need to smoke. The chewing gum is chewed to release nicotine, then rested so that nicotine can be taken in through the lining of the mouth. Nicotine swallowed in the saliva is not beneficial and in excess may irritate the throat or upset the stomach causing e.g. hiccups. To avoid this, Nicorette Chewing Gum Technique: Chew gum slowly until taste becomes strong (approx-1 min). Rest the gum between the gum and cheek (wait for 1 min). Chew the gum again when taste has faded then repeat for 10-30 mins.
When the chewing gum has lost its strength dispose of it carefully, such as back in the hole of the blister.
Children & adolescents: Not to be administered to persons under 18 years of age without recommendation from health care professional.
The full course for using Nicorette Icy Mint Gum lasts around 16 weeks, from quitting cigarettes to no longer requiring Nicorette Icy Mint Gum. During that time the patient should gradually reduce the intake of nicotine, until patient can do without it. Use Nicorette Icy Mint Gum for 12 weeks, reducing the number of piece used in the next 4 weeks. (See Table 4.)

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