NICODERM Step 1 is a 21mg transdermal nicotine patch. This is the product you start with if you are a heavy smoker*. NICODERM works with your willpower to double your chances of successful quitting.
• 24 hour craving control
• Easy to use
*Use Step 2 if you weigh less than 45 kg (100 lb), have heart disease and your doctor recommends NICODERM.
Each Nicoderm STEP 1 (21 mg/day) patch contains 114 mg nicotine. Each patch releases a controlled 1.5 mg/hr over 24 hours with systemic delivery of 21 mg/day.
Non-Medicinal Ingredients: Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, polyisobutylene and high density polyethylene between clear polyester backings.
Keep out of reach of children. DO NOT USE IF YOU: are under 18 years of age; are an occasional or non-smoker; are pregnant or nursing; have generalized skin disorders (e.g., eczema, rash; are allergic to nicotine or any of the non-medicinal ingredients).
NOTE: If you weigh less than 45 kg (100 lb), or have heart disease and your doctor recommends Nicoderm - DO NOT USE Step 1 (21 mg per day). Start with Step 2.
ASK YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE USE IF YOU: have/have had heart, thyroid, circulation or stomach problems, stroke or high blood pressure; take insulin or any prescription medications.
Known Adverse Events: Nicoderm patches can cause minor skin irritation, headache, light-headedness, insomnia, stomach upset and vivid dreams. These side effects may be eliminated by stepping down to a lower strength Nicoderm patch.
Nicoderm STEP 1 (21 mg/day) is a medicine that can help you stop smoking by reducing withdrawal symptoms and nicotine cravings. To increase your chances of quitting, use with a stop smoking support program as identified in the enclosed User Guide.
ADULT DOSAGE: Important: Before using Nicoderm, carefully read enclosed User Guide for complete instructions. Apply one patch every 24 hours to a non-hairy, clean, dry area of your front or back above the waist or the upper outer area of your arm. It is important to complete treatment. If you feel you need to use Nicoderm Patch for a longer period to keep from smoking, talk to your healthcare provider.