Nicotine Transdermal System, 21 mg delivered over 24 hours. If you smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day: start with Step 1, 10 or less cigarettes per day: start with Step 2. Also included in this package: Committed Quitters Program enrollment form, user’s guide, audio tape and child resistant disposal tray. NicoDerm CQ is a small, nicotine-containing patch. When you put on a NicoDerm CQ patch, nicotine passes through the skin and into your body. NicoDerm CQ is very thin and uses special material to control how fast nicotine passes through the skin. Unlike the sudden jolts of nicotine delivered by cigarettes, the amount of nicotine you receive remains relatively smooth throughout the 24 or 16 hour period you wear the NicoDerm CQ patch. This helps to reduce cravings you may have for nicotine.
What is a nicotine patch?
Nicotine patches, like NicoDerm CQ are one form of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Patches look like adhesive bandages and stick onto the skin in the same way, even the sticky part contains a layer of nicotine. While you wear the patch, nicotine passes through the skin into your blood, delivering a steady stream of therapeutic nicotine that helps reduce cravings from quitting smoking.
What makes NicoDerm CQ different?
NicoDerm CQ features Extended Release SmartControl Technology, which ensures that nicotine won’t be delivered all at once, or run out too soon. When the patch is applied, nicotine is released immediately, followed by a steady flow that lasts all day long. The result? A unique patch that helps prevent the urge to smoke. When worn for 24 hours, NicoDerm CQ has even been shown to help prevent morning cravings when you first wake up.
Starting NicoDerm CQ? Choose the right step for you
Since different smokers are used to different levels of nicotine, NicoDerm CQ comes in two starting strengths. Depending on how many cigarettes you smoke each day, you’ll start at either Step 1 or Step 2.
Inactive Ingredients: Ethylene vinyl acetate-copolymer, polyisobuylene And high density polyethylene between clear polyester backings.
Ingredients: Nicotine/Ethylene Vinyl Acetate-Copolymer/Polyisobutylene/High Density Polyethylene Between Clear Polyester Backings
Active Ingredients: (In each patch): nicotine, 21mg delivered over 24 hours–stop smoking aid.;Nicotine, 21mg delivered over 24 hours