The Nicotex Nicotine Patch is a boon for those who are seeking help and are struggling to quit smoking. It is a transdermal/skin patch that works using the principle of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). The patch uses a step-down approach, which when placed on the body, gradually releases nicotine throughout the day. This binds to the nicotine receptors in the body, reducing nicotine craving and withdrawal symptoms associated with smoking cessation. As this process continues, over a 12 week period, the intake of nicotine is significantly reduced. Thus, it helps in quitting tobacco use by slowly adjusting the body to have less craving to use nicotine over a period of time, till the person does not crave nicotine anymore. This Nicotex Nicotine Patch contains 7 patches of 21 mg each, intended to be used as Step 1 (week 1 - week 4) for smokers who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day.
Consult a doctor before using the Nicotex patch in case of the following:
Q1: Which step of the Nicotex Nicotine Patch should I start with, depending on the number of cigarettes I smoke per day?
Ans: If you smoke over 20 cigarettes per day:
If you smoke less than 20 cigarettes per day, start with Step 2.