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Habitrol Patches (nicotine) are a nicotine-replacement therapy designed to help smokers quit. The patches replace the nicotine not acquired from smoking, which can often cause withdrawal symptoms. Habitrol Patches work best if used when the smoker really wants to quit.
The official program lasts for 8 weeks, though many patients who still have cravings may continue treatment beyond 8 weeks. Ideally patients will work with a doctor throughout treatment; Habitrol Patches do deliver nicotine to the body and it does effect blood pressure, heart rate, and other systems. A doctor may also suggest variations on the treatment schedule according to patient response as well as other variables, including how long the patient has smoked, how heavily, and other personal factors.
Kicking the Habit with Habitrol
Habitrol Patches come in three strengths: 7 mg, 14 mg, and 21 mg. In most instances users start with the highest 21 mg patch, gradually moving to the mid-range 14 mg patch, and ending with the lowest 7 mg patch. Each patch works for 24 hours, and treatment typically consists of:
Treatment will ideally begin on the patients quit day, the day when the last cigarette is smoked. However, in practice, many users will still smoke the occasional cigarette. This is fine as long as it is truly just occasional; treatment can continue as normal. Those who are unable to resist smoking as usual should stop using Habitrol Patches; doing both will deliver too much nicotine to the body.
Administering patches is easy once patients understand the process:
Some additional tips to ensure treatment goes smoothly:
The idea behind Habitrol patches is to reduce or eliminate nicotine withdrawal, including irritability, anxiety, restlessness, headache, difficulty sleeping, difficulty concentrating, appetite increase, and physical cravings. The patch does not directly address psychological components, which is why users must want to quit; each package of Habitrol Patches includes tips on changing behavior to avoid the compulsion to smoke.
Quitting is difficult for most patients, no matter how badly they want to kick the habit. Habitrol Patches can help tremendously, but some determination from the patient is also required. Those who have both are well on their way to quitting cigarettes and living a longer, healthier life.
Warnings & Side Effects
Certain patients are at increased risk of the effects of nicotine or nicotine changes, most notably those who have:
The above patients may still be able to use Habitrol Patches, but should do so with the involvement of a doctor who can monitor for developing side effects.
Occasionally Habitrol Patches can cause nicotine overdose, especially if smoking while using the patch. Symptoms include:
Mothers who are pregnant or breastfeeding probably already know about the risks of smoking to babies. However, Habitrol patches also deliver nicotine; while they may be safer than continuing to smoke, they're not risk-free. Speak with a doctor about alternative, nicotine-free options.