- Offers 24-hour defense against nicotine cravings
- Patented SmartControl technology helps provide controlled release of therapeutic nicotine for 24 hours
- Includes free access to Committed Quitters, an online resource that can give you an individualized stop-smoking plan
- Step 2 of NicoDerm's 3-step program
- May cause allergies, interfere with medication, or increase heart rate and blood pressure; please read all label information on delivery
Nicotine Transdermal System. Kit Contains: 14 Patches, Committed Quitters Program enrollment form, user's guide, CD and child resistant disposal tray. 14 mg of nicotine 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. NicoDerm CQ is a three step program. You start with the highest level of medicine and gradually step down your dose. What is the NicoDerm CQ Patch and how is it used? 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.