Nicotex Patch is a trans-dermal/skin patch that helps you quit smoking the use of the principle of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). The patch when placed on your body gradually releases nicotine right through the day. Over the 12 week period, you are going to gradually reduce your nicotine intake and in any case get back to life without dependence on cigarettes. Composition: Nicotine USP 17.5mg , Excipients q.s. Dosage Schedule If you smoke 20 or more cigarettes per day: Weeks 1 to 4: Use one 21mg.24 hr patch per day Weeks 5 to 8: Use one 14mg/24 hr patch per day Weeks 9 to 12: Use one 7mg/24 hr patch per day If you smoke less than 20 cigarettes per day: Weeks 1 to 4: Use one 14mg/24 hr patch per day Weeks 5 to 12: Use one 7mg/24 hr patch per day Directions to be used Step 1: Tear or cut the pouch and remove the patch. Step 2: Peel the transparent protective film from one half. Even as applying on skin, peel the other half. Step 3: Apply to a dry,clean and non-hairy portion of upper body or upper arm. Press the patch firmly so that it adheres well to the skin Do not touch the adhesive Even as applying the patch Apply one new patch every 24 hours & choose a different area for application each time Wash hands after applying or removing the patch Please read the instruction leaflet before the use of the patch. #Source: when compared to placebo user. Abelin T et al. Controlled trial of transdermal nicotine patch in tobacco withdrawal. Lancet. 1989 ;1(8628): 7-10.
The patch releases Nicotine into the body for 24 hours
As the patch is effective for 24 hours, you only want to wear one patch a day
The patch may also be worn under your clothes, with a purpose to make sure that it remains hidden from others
Smokers are 60% more likely to abstain from smoking after the use of the patch