Table 4. Nicotine Patches

BrandDoseSide EffectsComments
RxHabitrol7–21 mg/dErythemaUse for 6–12 weeks.
OTCNicoDerm CQ7–21 mg/dPruritusUse for 6–12 weeks.
OTCNicotrol5–15 mg/dBurning at siteUse for 14–20 weeks.
RxProStep11–22 mg/dLocal irritationUse for 6–12 weeks.

OTC = over the counter; Rx = prescription.

From: Smoking in Cancer Care (PDQ®)

Cover of PDQ Cancer Information Summaries
PDQ Cancer Information Summaries [Internet].
Bethesda (MD): National Cancer Institute (US); 2002-.

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