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Sunday, September 5, 2010

NiQuitin Patch

For those smoke 10 or more cigarettes a day, they may start with 21 mg patch 3-step regimen.

For those smoke fewer than 10 cigarettes a day, they may start with 14 mg patch 2-step regimen.

3-step Regimen starting with 21mg patch:

Step 1: 21mg for 6 weeks

Step 2:14mg for 2 weeks

Step 3: 7mg for 2 weeks

2-step Regimen starting with 14 mg patch:

Step 1: 14mg for 6 weeks

Step 2: 7mg for 2 weeks

Patches may be worn for 16 hours (removed before bed) or for 24 hours.

Patches can be used beyond 10 weeks if needed to remain cigarette free.

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