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. The patches contain nicotine which is the addictive ingredient in cigarettes. The medication puts a steady amount of nicotine into the body to reduce cravings for cigarettes and symptoms of withdrawal that may appear. This treatment is normally prescribed along with counselling and a change in daily habits to get the most effective results.
How should I use Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine)?
Follow the instructions provided by your doctor and those included with the packaging to get the most effective results from Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine). One patch is normally applied in the morning and removed before going to sleep, but the best regimen will be determined by your health condition and the severity of your symptoms. To use the medication remove one patch, take off the protective backing, and press the patch against an area of skin free of wrinkles such as the upper arm, hip, or chest. The patch should be removed each night before you go to sleep and a new one placed upon waking. Avoid putting the patch on the same area of skin for several days to prevent potential skin irritation. You may be directed by your doctor to begin with a higher dosage that is gradually reduced over several weeks to help your body taper off its addiction to nicotine. Ask your doctor any questions you have about the patches to make sure you are using them correctly.
What are the side effects of Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine)?
Some patients using Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine) have reported experiencing side effects including:
Immediately contact your doctor if you experience any severe side effects such as irregular heartbeats, chest pain, difficulty breathing, or seizures. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced application frequency, or emergency medical assistance in more serious cases to prevent further complications from appearing.
Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine) should not be used by patients who are not smokers, only occasional smokers, or children under the age of twelve. Also disclose if the patient being treated is between twelve and eighteen years old or has eczema, a tumour of the adrenal gland, hyperthyroidism, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease as these conditions may cause unexpected problems requiring special adjustments to your treatment.
Strictly use Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Nicotinell TTS (Nicotine) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.