What are NiQuitin Clear Patches and what are they used for:
NiQuitin Clear Patches are used for the relief of nicotine withdrawal symptoms including cravings as an aid to smoking cessation.
NiQuitin Clear Patches come in three strengths.
Therapy should usually begin with NiQuitin CLEAR 21 mg/24 hrs and be reduced according to the following dosing schedule. Light smokers (e.g. those who smoke less than 10 cigarettes per day) are recommended to start at Step 2 (14 mg) for 6 weeks and decrease the dose to NiQuitin CLEAR 7 mg/24 hrs for the final 2 weeks.
Step 1: NiQuitin Clear 21mg/24hrs transdermal patches; contain 114 mg of nicotine and deliver 21 mg of nicotine over 24 hours.
Step 2: NiQuitin Clear 14mg/24hrs transdermal patches; contain 78 mg of nicotine and deliver 14 mg of nicotine over 24 hours.
Step 3: NiQuitin Clear 7mg/24hrs transdermal patches; contain 36 mg of nicotine and deliver 7 mg of nicotine over 24 hours.
You must not smoke whilst using these patches.
Adults: apply one patch at the same time each day (preferably first thing in the morning) to a clean, dry and hairless area of skin that is free from lesions. It is recommended the front or side of the chest, the back or the upper arm. Leave the patch on for 24 hours, then remove and dispose of before applying the next patch.