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Nicorette Invisi 10mg/16 Hours Transdermal Patch - 7 patches

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Nicotine Patches will provide effective relief from cravings and withdrawal symptom...

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Nicotine Patches will provide effective relief from cravings and withdrawal symptoms experienced when trying to stop smoking.

Smoking Cessation

Adults and the Elderly

The strength of patch to be used will depend on the smoking habit of the individual. In general, if the patient smokes fewer than 20 cigarettes a day it is recommended that they start on the 15mg Invisi Patch and then step down to the Nicorette 10mg Invisi Patch. If more than 20 cigarettes per day are smoked it is recommended that they start on the 25mg Invisi Patch and then step down to the Nicorette 15mg and 10mg Invisi Patch.

Experience with the treatment of nicotine dependence shows that success rates are improved if patients also receive support therapy and counselling.

The patch should be applied to an intact area of the skin upon waking up in the morning and removed at bedtime. Patch treatment mimics the fluctuations of nicotine over the day in smokers, with no nicotine administration during sleep. Daytime nicotine patch treatment does not give the nicotine induced sleep disturbances seen with nicotine administration during sleep.

Heavy smokers 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 are recommended to start at Step 2 (15 mg) for 8 weeks and decrease the dose to Step 3 (10 mg) for the final 4 weeks.

 

 

Table 1 Heavy Smokers

Light Smokers

 

Dose regimen

Duration

Dose regimen

Duration

Step 1

Nicorette Invisi Patch 25 mg

First 8 weeks

     

Step 2

Nicorette Invisi Patch 15 mg

Next 2 weeks

Step 2

Nicorette Patch 15 mg

First 8 weeks

Step 3

Nicorette Invisi Patch 10 mg

Last 2 weeks

Step3

Nicorette Patch 10 mg

Last 4 weeks

 

Combination Therapy

It may sometimes be beneficial to utilize more than one form of NRT concurrently. For example, combination therapy could be used by heavy smokers (more than 20 cigarettes a day) or smokers who have relapsed with NRT monotherapy in the past, who experience breakthrough acute cravings or have difficulty controlling cravings for cigarettes using monotherapy. Hence, if required, the Nicorette Invisi Patch may be combined with Nicorette 2mg medicated chewing gum or Nicorette 15mg Inhaler..

Step 1: The Nicorette Invisi 15mg Patch would be applied daily on waking for 16 hours and removed just before bedtime for a total of 8 weeks. The Nicorette 2mg medicated chewing gum or Nicorette 15mg Inhaler would be used ad libitum when the smoker feels an urge to smoke or in situations where he/she feels that breakthrough cravings may occur, up to a maximum of 15 pieces of gum or 6 inhaler cartridges per day.

Step 2: After the initial 8 weeks the lower dose Nicorette Invisi 10mg Patch should be used. The Nicorette Invisi 10mg Patch would be applied daily on waking for 16 hours and removed just before bedtime for a total of 4 weeks. The Nicorette 2mg medicated chewing gum or Nicorette 15mg Inhaler would be used ad libitum when the smoker feels an urge to smoke or in situations where he/she feels that breakthrough cravings may occur, up to a maximum of 15 pieces of gum or 6 inhaler cartridges per day.

Step 3: Use of the Nicorette Invisi Patch should be stopped after the 12 week treatment program. The Nicorette 2 mg medicated chewing gum or Nicorette 15mg Inhaler can continue to be used for a further 3 months during which time the habits associated with smoking will be lost.

Recommended dosage

 

 

Dose regimen

Duration

Step 1

Nicorette Invisi Patch 15 mg

Nicorette 2mg Gum or Nicorette Inhaler

First 8 weeks

Step 2

Nicorette Invisi Patch 10 mg

Nicorette 2mg Gum or Nicorette Inhaler

Next 4 weeks

Step 3

No patch applied

Nicorette 2mg Gum or Nicorette Inhaler

Next 3 months

 

Children and Adolescents

Nicorette Invisi Patch should not be administered to persons under 18 years of age without recommendation from a health care professional. There is limited experience of treating this age group with Nicorette Invisi Patch.

Use of the patch beyond 6 months is generally not recommended. Some ex-smokers may need longer treatment to avoid returning to smoking.

 

How to apply the patches

Nicorette Invisi Patch should be applied to clean, dry intact areas of hairless skin, for example on the hip, upper arm, or chest. These areas should be varied each day and the same site should not be used on consecutive days.

1. Wash your hands before applying the patch.

2. Cut open the pouch with scissors along the side, as indicated. Select a clean, dry, hairless intact area of skin, such as the hip, upper arm or chest.

3. Peel one part of the silvery aluminum backing away as far as possible. Avoid touching the sticky surface of the patch with your fingers, as far as possible

4. Apply the sticky part of the patch carefully onto the skin and peel off the remaining half of the silvery aluminum backing.

5. Press the patch firmly onto the skin with your palm or finger-tips.

6. Rub your fingers firmly round the edge to ensure that the patch sticks firmly.

After removal, used patches should be disposed of carefully.

Always read the instructions before use

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Age

You must be over the age of 18 to purchase this product

Strength 10mg Nicotine

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