Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine)
What is Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine) used for?
Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine) is a transdermal patch used to aid patients who are attempting to give up smoking. Addiction to smoking is associated with nicotine which is the active ingredient in the patches. The device operates by releasing a steady amount of nicotine into the system throughout the day to help reduce cravings for cigarettes and the symptoms of withdrawal. This treatment is normally used along with changes to daily routines and counseling to make quitting easier.
How should I use Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine)?
Always follow the instructions provided by your physician while using Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine) to get the most effective results from treatment. One patch should be applied each day to a patch of skin that is free of wrinkles such as the upper arm, hip, or chest. To apply the patch remove one dose from the package, take off the backing, and press the adhesive side to the skin. Remove the patch before going to sleep and replace it with a new one the following day. It is not recommended to apply the patches in the same position for several days to prevent skin irritation. Your physician may instruct you to begin with a higher dose patch that is gradually reduced over a period of several weeks to gradually reduce the amount of nicotine required by the body. Be sure to ask your pharmacist or physician any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine)?Some patients using Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention include irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, or seizures. Immediately inform your physician about any severe or worrying symptoms you experience to make sure the correct alterations are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further complications from occurring.
Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine) should not be used by patients who are not smokers, only occasional smokers, or children under the age of twelve. You are advised to inform your physician before beginning use if you are between twelve and eighteen years of age or have diabetes, hyperthyroidism, cardiovascular disease, eczema, a tumor affecting the adrenal gland, severely decreased kidney function, or moderately to severely decreased liver function. These conditions may cause unexpected health problems requiring special adjustments to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.