Habitrol Nicotine Patches are a nicotine replacement therapy and an effective quit smoking aid designed to help you kick the smoking habit without nasty tars, toxins and other chemicals in cigarette smoke. The Habitrol Nicotine Patch will help you to quit smoking by relieving the cravings and helping to manage the withdrawal symptoms – such as headache, anxiety and mood swings.
Habitrol Nicotine Patches are a ‘step-down’ program that gradually reduces your nicotine dose, using time-release technology to curb withdrawal symptoms.
Use one Habitrol Nicotine Patch per day. Put it on in the morning and wear it all day.
If you don’t like to chew or suck, and would prefer to manage your quit-smoking process unnoticeably, then perhaps the Habitrol Nicotine Patch program is right for you. The patch can be worn discreetly under clothing, releasing nicotine gently throughout the day.
Depending on how many cigarettes you smoke daily, start with Step 1, then move down to Step 2 and 3 to reduce your nicotine intake.
You will decide how best to use the program. But as a guide, it is recommended that:
If you smoke MORE than 10 cigarettes per day
- Start with STEP 1, and use the 21mg Step 1 nicotine patch once a day for 4 weeks.
- Then use the 14mg Step 2 patch once a day for 2 weeks.
- Next, go down to the 7mg Step 3 patch once a day for 2 weeks.
If you smoke LESS than 10 cigarettes per day
- Start with STEP 2, and use the 14mg patch once a day for 6 weeks.
- Then go down to the 7mg Step 3 patch once a day for 2 weeks.
If you are struggling to quit smoking and have previously relapsed on just one nicotine replacement product. Combination therapy could be beneficial. If you experience ‘break-through’ cravings or have difficulty controlling cravings using one form of NRT along – you may want to use a combination of Habitrol Patch Step-One, along with either Habitrol Gum 2mg or Habitrol Lozenge 1mg. (It is not recommended to use either the Habitrol Gum 4mg or Habitrol Lozenge 2mg in combination with Habitrol Nicotine Patches).
If you are wearing a Habitrol Nicotine Patch and wish to use either the gum or the lozenge, it is recommended that you use between 4-12 pieces a day. But do not exceed 12 pieces per day.
You may want to gradually reduce the strength of the Habitrol Nicotine Patch over the suggested period, and also work to reduce the amount of the gum/lozenge you use each day, making sure you manage your cravings as necessary.