- Product Name:
- NicoDerm CQ Stop Smoking Aid 21 milligram Clear Nicotine Patches for Quitting Smoking, Step 1, 14 Count
- NicoDerm CQ Stop Smoking Aid 14 milligram Clear Nicotine Patches for Quitting Smoking, Step 2, 14 Count
- NicoDerm CQ Stop Smoking Aid 7 milligram Clear Nicotine Patches for Quitting Smoking, Step 3, 14 Count
- Product Websites:
- Owner: Glaxo Smith Klein
- Overall Rank: 4.5 out of 5.0 Star
Nicotine is the reason for tobacco smoking. Nicotine replacement therapy uses nicotine to replace tobacco smoking. NicoDerm CQ is one of the nicotine replacement therapies and is a nicotine patch that sticks directly onto the skin. When used, it allows nicotine to pass through the skin and into the blood, delivering a steady stream of therapeutic nicotine that helps reduce smoker’s cravings for cigarettes, thus assists in stopping smoking.
Product Description and Features
There are three different packages, Step 1 (21 mg), Step 2 (14 mg), and Step 3 (7 mg). Each package contains 14 patches.
How to Use the Product
There are two protocols for application of the patches:
- Start with NicoDerm CQ Step 1, if you smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day. Follow up with Steps 2 and 3.
- Start with NicoDerm CQ Step 2, if you smoke less than 10 cigarettes per day. Follow up with Step 3.
For both protocols, there are following identical procedure:
- Use the nicotine patches once daily.
- Do not remove the patch from its sealed protective pouch until you are ready to use it. The patch will lose nicotine to the air if you store them out of the pouch.
- Before use, thoroughly clean and dry the application site.
- Do not apply creams or lotions to the application site.
- Make sure to apply the patch to an area of your body that incurs minimal perspiration throughout the day.
- Take the patch out of the pouch. Save the pouch for use at time of disposal.
- Remove the backing from the patch and immediately press the sticky side onto skin. Hold for 10 seconds. The applied pressure will help the patch adhere to the skin securely.
- Wash your hands when you have finished applying the patch. Nicotine on your hands could get into your eyes and nose, and cause stinging, redness or more serious problems.
- After 16 or 24 hours, remove the patch you have been wearing.
- Choose a different place on your skin to apply the next patch.
Nicotine Patch Side effects
The active ingredient in NicoDerm CQ is a low therapeutic dose of nicotine. The side effects of nicotine patch are minimal and include skin irritation, itching, nausea, dizziness, headaches, anxiety, and insomnia. Side effects seem to be the worst at higher doses, so you may want to switch to a lower dose patch if you experience intolerable negative side effects.
Benefits of the Product
More than 80% of the NicoDerm CQ user reported that it helped them reduce or stop tobacco smoking.
The Good and the Bad
- The product is safe.
- The product is effective in assisting smokers reduce or stopping smoking.
- Flexible and available in a multi-step program.
- Easy to use.
- Release a steady dose of nicotine throughout the day.
- The product is manufactured by Glaxo Smith Klein, a pioneer and leader in the patch industry.
- The product is the number one patch doctor recommended product for smoking cessation in US.
- People who are allergic to adhesive tape or have skin problems can’t use the Product.
- People who are allergic to adhesive tape or have skin problems can’t use the product.
In conclusion, the NicoDerm CQ Nicotine Patch is safe and effective in assisting those who would like to quit smoking. I strongly recommend this product for those who would like to stop smoking.