Step 2 Starter Kit
If you smoke 10 or less cigarettes per day
What is the NicoDerm CQ Patch and How is it used?
Nicoderm CQ is a small, nicotine-containing patch. When you put on a NicoDerm CQ patch, nicotine passes through the skin and into your body. NicoDerm CQ is very thin and uses special material to control how fast nicotine passes through the skin. Unlike the sudden jolts of nicotine delivered by cigarettes, the amount of nicotine you receive remains relatively smooth throughout the 24 or 16 hour period you wear the NicoDerm CQ patch. This helps to reduce cravings you may have for nicotine.
NicoDerm CQ is a three step program. You start with the highest level of medicine and gradually step down your dose. If you smoke 10 or less cigarettes per day, start with Step 2.
To Increase your success in quitting:
You must be motivated to quit
Complete the full treatment program, applying a new patch every day
Use with a support program as described in the enclosed User's Guide
If you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use. Before using this product, read the enclosed User's 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 according to the following 10 week schedule:
Step 1 - Weeks 1 to 6, use one 21 mg patch per day
Step 2 - Weeks 7 to 8, use one 14 mg patch per day
Step 3 - Weeks 9 to 10, use one 7 mg patch per day
If you smoke 10 or less cigarettes per day, do not use Step 1 (21 mg), Start with Step 2 (14 mg) for 6 weeks, then Step 3 (7 mg) for 2 weeks and then stop.
Steps 2 and 3 allow you to gradually reduce your level of nicotine. Completing the full program will increase your chances of quitting successfully.
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. Throw away the patch in the enclosed disposal tray. See enclosed User's Guide for safety and handling.
You may wear the patch for 16 or 24 hours
If you have vivid dreams or other sleep disturbances, you may remove the patch at bedtime and apply a new one in the morning
The used patch should be removed and a new one applied to a different skin site at the same time each day
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 10 weeks. If you started with Step 2, stop using the patch at the end of 8 weeks. If you still feel the need to use the patch talk to your doctor.
Active Ingredient (in each patch):
Nicotine 14 mg delivered over 24 hours - Stop smoking aid. Purpose: Stop smoking aid.
Ethylene Vinyl Acetate-Copolymer, Polyisobutylene and High Density Polyethylene between Clear Polyester Backings
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.
Do not use if:
You continue to smoke, chew tobacco, use snuff, or use a nicotine gum or other nicotine containing products
Ask a doctor before use if you have:
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 have skin problems because you are more likely to get rashes
Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:
Using a non-nicotine stop smoking drug
Taking a prescription medicine for depression or asthma
Your prescription dose may need to be adjusted
When using this product:
Do not smoke even when not wearing the patch. The nicotine in your skin will still be entering your blood stream for several hours after you take off the patch.
If you have vivid dreams or other sleep disturbances remove this patch at bedtime
Stop use and ask a doctor if:
Skin redness caused by the patch does not go away after four days, or if 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
Keep out of reach of children and pets. Used patches have enough nicotine to poison children and pets. If swallowed, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center right away. Dispose of the us