I bought nicoterm patch step one when I really should only use the step 2 patch. Is it safe to cut the patch in half?
14 Mar 2011
it's kind of like comparing a pill that is extended release you never bother the mechanisim of delivery if this happens then you cannot be certain what kind of dose you are getting, like extended release medicine it needs to be left intact in order to dispense the proper amount of medication
14 Mar 2011
Well, here go the thumbs down! When I quit smoking 6 years ago, I bought the step 1 patches also. They literally made me sick to my stomache. I asked the pharmatist about cutting them in half & using half of one one day & the other half the next. He told it it wouldn't really matter that much, as long as I put a small piece of tape along the cut side against my skin. Also to tape the other half back into the package to seal it until I was ready to use it. I only used about 10 patches & had it licked! Good luck with your endeavor. I tried to quit for a long time before I finally did. Thank goodness I finally did. Can't stand to even smell it anymore. Makes me nauseus! Glad to hear there's another "quitter" out there!
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