MANUFACTURER: NOVARTIS CONSUMER HEALTH INC. INDICATIONS: How The Patch Can Help You Quit Smoking and Your Body When you smoke a cigarette, nicotine reaches your brain in just seconds after each puff. Your brain and body get used to functioning with a certain level of nicotine. Your nicotine level drops dramatically after your last cigarette, and then you begin experiencing withdrawal symptoms. Common nicotine withdrawal symptoms include intense cravings for nicotine, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, difficulty concentrating, difficulty sleeping and increased appetite. Physical withdrawal symptoms usually peak within 24 to 72 hours after quitting, then decline over the next several weeks. However, some smokers may experience withdrawal symptoms for several months. How the Novartis Nicotine Transdermal System Stop Smoking Aid Patch Works The patch helps you quit smoking by reducing your nicotine withdrawal symptoms. When you wear a patch, nicotine is gradually released into your bloodstream through the skin. This reduces the withdrawal symptoms that many people normally feel when they quit smoking because it replaces lower amounts of the nicotine that your body has become accustomed to from smoking. This patch program offers three patches with different dosing levels. You can move to a lower dose patch by changing the patch you wear to gradually reduce your nicotine level over an eight-week period. This program will help to reduce your nicotine withdrawal symptoms such as irritability, anxiety, restlessness, headaches, difficult sleeping and concentrating, increased appetite, and craving for nicotine. By helping to reduce these physical withdrawal symptoms, the patch helps you concentrate on the psychological aspects of quitting and to change your habits that trigger your nicotine cravings. Why Wearing a Nicotine Patch is Better than Smoking By placing a nicotine patch on your skin, you aren't inhaling the harmful tars, toxins and chemicals found in cigarettes. These are the most dangerous parts of the cigarette. Also, there's no second-hand smoke or odors that can affect your family and friends because youre not smoking when wearing the patch. Benefits of Quitting Most people recognize the risks of smoking, such as cancer, heart disease and emphysema, but many are not aware of the many immediate and long-term benefits of quitting. Immediate benefits in the first days and months may include:
It's never too late to quit. Whether you're 34 or 84, your body can cleanse and start to repair damage caused by years of smoking. Be Smoke Free in 8-Weeks This patch program takes 8 weeks to complete. At the end of the program, you should stop using the patch. It is important that you keep using the patch until you have completed the entire program, and continue to use the support program when you need it. It is important that you are committed and fully prepared to give up smoking. If you are under 18 years of age, ask a doctor before use. If you smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day: Begin with Step 1. Use the 21mg patch for 4 weeks, then the 14mg patch for 2 weeks, and the 7mg patch for 2 weeks. If you smoke 10 or less cigarettes per day: Do not begin with Step 1. Begin with Step 2, the 14mg patch for 6 weeks, then the 7mg patch for 2 weeks. Completing the full program will increase your chances of quitting successfully. Stop at the end of 8 weeks. Lowering your patch dosage over 8 weeks will help you overcome your physical cravings for nicotine. If you decide
- Breathing may get easier
- Food tastes better
- Sense of smell improves
- Walking and exercise may become easier
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