Sunday, September 5, 2010
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.