NiQuitin Patch Step 1can help to relieve or prevent cravings and nicotine withdrawal in smokers of less than 10 a day. These stop smoking aids work for 24 hours a day and are part of a programme designed to support your wish to stop smoking. If you smoke 10 or more cigarettes each day, this is recommended as Step 1 (weeks 1-6) of the 10 week step-down program.
The step – down program
If you’re looking to give up smoking, Niquitin® step-down program will help match you with the right strength of nicotine patch, depending on how many cigarettes you currently smoke.
Niquitin® Clear Patches come in three strengths which deliver different levels of nicotine release over a 24-hour period. This means that you can gradually decrease the amount of nicotine in your system, helping you to beat those pesky cravings.
The length of time your step-down program should be depends on how many cigarettes you currently smoke. If you currently smoke 10 or more cigarettes a day, we recommend our 10 week program, starting with a 21mg nicotine patch. If you smoke less than 10 cigarettes a day, we recommend our 8 week program which starts with our 14mg nicotine patch.
Warnings / Side effects
Keep out of the sight and reach of children. CONSULT A HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL: If you have or recently had heart problems. If you have serious liver or kidney disease, uncontrolled overactive thyroid gland or pheochromocytoma. Before use if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. If you get a persistent skin reaction, remove the patch and tell your doctor. DO NOT USE: If you are allergic to any of the ingredients listed in the leaflet. If you are a non-smoker, an occasional smoker or under 12 years old. DISPOSAL PRECAUTIONS: Dispose of patch carefully then wash hands with water only, as instructed in the leaflet.
Usage / Instructions
Please read the enclosed leaflet carefully before using this product. You are more likely to quit smoking when using this product with help from a healthcare professional or support programme.
How to Use
Apply one patch to the skin once a day, preferably on waking. NiQuitin Clear Patch is intended to be used for 24 hours but can be removed before bed (after 16 hours) if preferred.
Full instructions are given in the enclosed leaflet.
Step 1 (21 mg): Initial treatment period, 6 weeks
Step 2 (14 mg): Step down treatment period, 2 weeks*
Step 3 (7 mg): Step down treatment period, 2 weeks
* Light smokers (less than 10 cigarettes a day) should start with Step 2 (14 mg) for 6 weeks and then Step 3 (7 mg) for 2 weeks.
For full instructions please read the enclosed leaflet carefully.
For application to the skin.
Each Patch contains 114mg Nicotine and delivers 21mg Nicotine in 24 hours