Nicotine by Rugby Laboratories
Medically reviewed on September 29, 2017
Dosage form: patch
Ingredients: NICOTINE 14mg in 24h
Labeler: Rugby Laboratories
NDC Code: 0536-5895
Nicotine, 14 mg delivered over 24 hours
Stop smoking aid
Reduces withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving, associated with quitting smoking
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, only use this medicine on the advice of your health care provider. Smoking can seriously harm your child. Try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement medicine. This medicine is believed to be safer than smoking. However, the risks to your child from this medicine are not fully known.
- If you continue to smoke, chew tobacco, use snuff, use nicotine gum, or use nicotine patch or other nicotine-containing products
- Heart disease, recent heart attack, or irregular heartbeat. Nicotine can increase your heart rate.
- High blood pressure not controlled with medication. Nicotine can increase your blood pressure.
- An allergy to adhesive tape or skin problems because you are more likely to get rashes
- Using a non-nicotine stop smoking drug
- Taking a prescription medicine for depression or asthma. Your prescription dose may need to be adjusted.
- Do not smoke even when not wearing the patch. The nicotine in your skin will still be entering your bloodstream for several hours after you take off the patch.
- If you have vivid dreams or other sleep disturbances, remove this patch at bedtime
- Skin redness caused by the patch does not go away after four days, or your skin swells, or you get a rash
- Irregular heartbeat or palpitations occur
- You get symptoms of nicotine overdose, such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness, and rapid heartbeat
Used patches have enough nicotine to poison children and pets. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Save pouch to use for patch disposal. Dispose of used patch by folding sticky ends together and putting in pouch.
- If you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use
- Before using this product, read the enclosed self-help guide for complete directions and other information
- Stop smoking completely when you begin using the patch
- If you smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day, use the following schedule:
|Weeks 1 thru 4||Weeks 5 and 6||Weeks 7 and 8|
|STEP 1||STEP 2||STEP 3|
|use one 21 mg patch/day||use one 14 mg patch/day||use one 7 mg patch/day|
- If you smoke 10 or less cigarettes per day, start with Step 2 for 6 weeks, then Step 3 for 2 weeks and then stop
- Apply one new patch every 24 hours on skin that is dry, clean, and hairless
- Remove backing from patch and immediately press onto skin. Hold for 10 seconds.
- Wash hands after applying or removing patch. Save pouch to use for patch disposal. Dispose of used patch by folding sticky ends together and putting in pouch.
- The used patch should be removed and a new one applied to a different skin site at the same time each day
- If you have vivid dreams, you may remove the patch at bedtime and apply a new one in the morning
- 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
- Stop using the patch at the end of 8 weeks. If you still feel the need to use the patch talk to your doctor.
- Store at 20°-25°C (68°-77°F)
acrylate adhesive, polyester, silicone adhesive
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Principal Display Panel - Step 2 – 14 mg – Carton Label
COMPARE TO THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN HABITROL®*
14 mg delivered over 24 hours
STOP SMOKING AID
Includes Behavior Support Program with Self-Help Guide
Free Audio CD upon request.
If you smoke MORE than 10 cigarettes per day: Use after completing Step 1
If you smoke 10 or LESS cigarettes per day: Start with Step 2
|Labeler - Rugby Laboratories (079246066)|
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