NicoDerm CQ is a nicotine patch that helps prevent the urge to smoke all day long. The NicoDerm CQ patch supports you through your day by delivering therapeutic nicotine via the patch’s specially designed layers. This technology ensures that the nicotine in the patch will not be delivered all at once, or run out too soon. NicoDerm CQ helps with the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking.
Directions: If you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use. Before using this product, read the enclosed user's guide for complete directions and other information. Begin using the patch on your quit day. If you smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day, use according to the following 10-week schedule: step 1: use one 21 mg patch/day during weeks 1-6. Step 2: use one 14 mg patch/day during weeks 7-8. Step 3: use one 7 mg patch/day during weeks 9-10. If you smoke 10 or less cigarettes per day, do not use step 1 (21 mg). Start with step 2 (14 mg) for 6 weeks, then step 3 (7 mg) for 2 weeks and then stop. Steps 2 and 3 allow you to gradually reduce your level of nicotine. Completing the full program will increase your chances of quitting successfully. Apply one new patch every 24 hours on skin that is dry, clean and hairless. Save pouch for disposing of the patch after use. Remove backing from patch and immediately press onto skin. Hold for 10 seconds. Wash hands after applying or removing patch. Throw away the patch by folding sticky ends together. Replace in its pouch and discard. See enclosed user's guide for safety and handling. You may wear the patch for 16 or 24 hours. If you crave cigarettes when you wake up, wear the patch for 24 hours. If you have vivid dreams or other sleep disturbances, you may remove the patch at bedtime and apply a new one in the morning. The used patch should be removed and a new one applied to a different skin site at the same time each day. Do not wear more than one patch at a time. Do not cut patch in half or into smaller pieces. Do not leave patch on for more than 24 hours because it may irritate your skin and loses strength after 24 hours. It is important to complete treatment. If you feel you need to use the patch for a longer period to keep from smoking, talk to your health care provider.
Active Ingredients: In Each Patch: Nicotine 14 mg Delivered Over 24 Hours. Purpose: Stop Smoking Aid. Inactive Ingredients: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate-Copolymer, Polyisobutylene and High Density Polyethylene Between Clear Polyester Backings.
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