nicotine replacement therapy

Adult
Uses
  • smoking cessation aid
Contraindications,
drug interactions
or cautions
Drug interactions
  • immediate post myocardial infarction
  • life-threatening arrhythmias
  • severe or worsening angina pectoris
  • recent cerebral vascular accident
  • pregnant women
  • nursing mothers
  • generalized skin disorders
Adverse Effects
(common and severe)
  • headache
  • asthenia
  • dyspepsia
  • nausea
  • myalgia
  • insomnia
  • dizziness
  • cough
  • taste perversion
Instructions and dose
(initial; typical)
transdermal nicotine patch (7mg, 14mg or 21mg per 24 hours), chewing gum (2 mg or 4 mg)
Source of Suggestion
Suggestion from clinicians (Added on August, 2015)