Table 1. Nicotine Patches

Brand Dose Side Effects Comments
RxHabitrol7–21 mg/d Erythema Use for 6–12 wk
OTC Nicoderm CQ 7–21 mg/d Pruritus Use for 6–12 wk
OTCNicotrol5–15 mg/d Burning at site Use for 14–20 wk
RxProStep 11–22 mg/d Local irritation Use for 6–12 wk

d = day; OTC = over the counter; Rx = prescription; wk = week.

From: Cigarette Smoking: Health Risks and How to Quit (PDQ®)

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