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Nicotex 21mg Patch

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Overview

Introduction

Nicotex 21mg Patch is a medicine used to quit smoking by reducing the craving for a cigarette and the irritable feeling that occurs when you stop smoking. It works by mimicking the effect of nicotine by binding to the nicotine receptors in the brain.

Nicotex 21mg Patch can be used to help you stop smoking completely or cut down the amount you smoke. Stopping smoking is hard and you need to be ready and committed. But quitting is one of the most important things you can do to improve your health and live longer. This medicine should be taken as advised by the doctor as it can be habit-forming. In case you have missed any dose, take it as soon as you remember it. Do not skip any doses and finish the full course of treatment. However, before taking this medicine it is better to inform the doctor if you are suffering from any heart, liver, or kidney disease. You must not smoke while using this medicine as it can result in dangerous effects.

Many people use more than one type of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to improve their chances such as nose or mouth sprays which also contain nicotine. You are more likely to be successful if you also have counseling, join a support group and make some behavior changes such as avoiding situations you associate with smoking.

Some of the common side effects include nausea, vomiting, sore throat, and mouth. It may also cause dizziness and sleepiness, so do not drive or do anything that requires mental focus until you feel better. It may cause headaches, so it is better to take plenty of fluids the whole day but inform your doctor if it does not go away. These effects are often mild and will wear off with time. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding you must consult the doctor before taking this medicine.

Uses of Nicotex Transdermal Patch

  • Quitting smoking

Benefits of Nicotex Transdermal Patch

In Quitting smoking

Tobacco contains the substance nicotine which is extremely addictive. Nicotine patches are a form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). They contain nicotine but not the other toxic chemicals in tobacco smoke such as tar and carbon monoxide. These patches may be used to help you quit smoking and reduce the unpleasant withdrawal effects and cravings that often occur when you stop smoking. The patches release nicotine slowly and continuously over a period of time. Many people also use other NRT products to reduce sudden cravings. This medicine has worked very well for many years to help people stop smoking and is even more effective if you have other support such as counseling. This treatment may take several weeks to work so you need to continue until you have been successful. Quitting smoking is extremely hard and requires you to change your behaviors but it has a huge range of health benefits and dramatically improves your quality of life.

Side effects of Nicotex Transdermal Patch

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Nicotex

  • Dizziness
  • Mouth sore
  • Nausea
  • Sore throat
  • Vomiting

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Dizziness
    This is usually short-lived and should go away within a few days. If this happens, stop what you are doing and sit or lie down until you feel better. Lying still in a dark, quiet room may help reduce the spinning feeling. Sleep with your head slightly raised on two or more pillows. Get up slowly from a lying or sitting position. Get plenty of rest and try to relax as being anxious can make it worse. Try taking this medicine at bedtime to reduce the symptoms. Drinking plenty of water and ginger tea may also help. Avoid alcohol, caffeine and smoking as it will make you feel worse. Avoid driving or using tools or machinery until you feel better.
  • Coping with Mouth sore
    Avoiding things that irritate your ulcer will help speed up the healing process, reduce pain, and reduce its chances of coming back. Keep your mouth hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids and clean by rinsing it regularly with warm and slightly salted water. Eat softer foods and drink cold drinks through a straw. Try to avoid foods that are very hot, spicy, sour (acidic) or salty and rough, crunchy foods like potato chips or toast. Do not use chewing gum and do not smoke or drink alcohol. Keep your mouth clean using a soft-bristled toothbrush and get regular dental check-ups. Consult your doctor if your condition does not improve or lasts more than a few days.
  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Sore throat
    Try gargling with warm salt water as it can help soothe a scratchy throat and relieve the discomfort. Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water. Consider lozenges or hard candy. Avoid caffeine and alcohol, as they can dry out your throat and aggravate the symptoms. Also, avoid smoking or smoky places. Warm tea that is sweetened with honey can also soothe your irritated throat. Get plenty of rest and consider using a humidifier if the air in your home is dry. If it does not get better or get worse, talk to your doctor for advice.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.

How to use Nicotex Transdermal Patch

Use this medicine in dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Make sure the skin is clean and dry. Remove the protective liner of the patch. Do not touch the sticky side. With sticky side down, place the patch evenly onto the skin.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
No interaction found/established
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Nicotex 21mg Patch is unsafe to use during pregnancy as there is definite evidence of risk to the developing baby. However, the doctor may rarely prescribe it in some life-threatening situations if the benefits are more than the potential risks. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Nicotex 21mg Patch is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent any significant risk to the baby.
Driving
No interaction found/established
Kidney
CAUTION
Nicotex 21mg Patch should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of Nicotex 21mg Patch may be needed. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CAUTION
Nicotex 21mg Patch should be used with caution in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment of Nicotex 21mg Patch may be needed. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Nicotex 21mg Patch helps you to quit smoking by reducing the craving for a cigarette and the irritable feeling that occurs when you stop smoking.
  • In addition, counselling should be done to increase the chances of quitting smoking successfully.
  • Quitting smoking can lower your chances of having lung disease, heart disease or getting certain types of cancer that are related to smoking.
  • Do not smoke while using Nicotex 21mg Patch as it can cause nicotine to build up to dangerous levels.
  • Inform your doctor if you develop headache, nausea or other digestive problems that does not go away.
  • Talk to your doctor if you are having trouble stopping Nicotex 21mg Patch as it can be addictive.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Nicotine
Habit Forming
No

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