Nicorette - InvisiPatch 7 Patches 10mg
Nicorette - InvisiPatch 7 Patches
Nicorette® invisi 10mg patch is used to relieve and/or prevent withdrawal symptoms and reduce the cravings you get when you try to stop smoking or when cutting down the number of cigarettes you smoke. It provides a safer alternative to smoking for both the individual and those around them. Ideally, you should aim to stop smoking.
However Nicorette® invisi patch can be used in a number of different ways, either to completely replace all your cigarettes, or if you do not feel ready to stop smoking completely, to replace certain cigarettes and therefore help you to cut down the number of cigarettes you smoke. It may also help increase your motivation to quit.
How to use:
Choosing where to apply the patch
Before applying your nicorette invisi patch, choose a completely clean, dry area of hairless skin on the front or side of the chest, upper arm or hip.
Avoid placing the patch onto any area of skin that is red, cut or irritated.
Do not apply oil or talcum powder to the skin before putting on the patch as this may prevent it from sticking properly.
It is important that you do not use the same area on two consecutive days to help avoid irritating that site.
How to apply the patch
Wash your hands before applying the patch.
Each nicorette invisi patch comes in a child resistant sachet which can be opened by cutting along the edge with a pair of scissors.
Remove the patch from its sachet and then peel one part of the silvery aluminium backing away. Avoid touching the sticky surface of the patch with your fingers.
Carefully apply the sticky part of the patch to the chosen area of skin and then peel off the remaining half of the silvery aluminium backing foil.
Press the patch firmly onto the skin with your palm or finger tips.
Run your fingers around the edge to ensure it sticks firmly.
Removing and disposing of the patch
The patch should be removed before you go to bed as nicorette invisi patch is not designed to be worn when you go to sleep at night or for more than 16 hours each day.
After removal, the patch should be folded in half, sticky side inwards and placed inside the opened sachet or a piece of aluminium foil.
The patch should then be disposed of carefully in the household rubbish, out of reach of children and animals.
Dosage and when to use Nicorette Invisipatch
Below is the dosage information for the nicorette invisi patch. This shows the number of patches you should be using, when you should use them and the maximum amount of time you should be using Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) for.
Please read this information carefully and then go to the "How to stop smoking" section (uses tab) which shows you how to give up.
Depending on where you are in your treatment programme, the strength of the patch that you are using may differ. See the "How to stop smoking" section (uses tab) for more information. However all patches are used and applied in the same way.
Children under 12 years
Do not give this product to children under 12 years.
Adults and children aged 12 years and over
Apply one new patch (of appropriate strength) to the skin when you wake up (usually in the morning).
Remove 16 hours later which is usually at bed time.
Do not use more than one patch at a time.
If you lose a patch whilst swimming, bathing or showering you can replace it with another patch.
Dispose of the patches carefully after you have removed, ensuring they are out of the reach of children and pets.
Children aged 12 years up to 18 years should not use for longer than 12 weeks in total without asking for help and advice from a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
Adults aged 18 years and over should not use for longer than 9 months in total without asking for help and advice from a doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.
PLEASE READ ALL PRODUCT PACKAGING AND LABELS PRIOR TO USE.
Do not use Nicorette Invisipatch if you have an allergy to nicotine or any of the other ingredients.
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist:
- if you are pregnant or breast-feeding - you may be able to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help you give up smoking but you should try to give up without it.
- If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- if you are in hospital because of heart disease (including heart attack, disorders of heart rate or rhythm, or stroke).
- In other heart conditions not requiring you to be in hospital, using NRT is better than continuing to smoke.
- if you have liver or kidney disease.
- if you have an overactive thyroid gland or have a phaeochromocytoma (a tumour of the adrenal gland that can affect blood pressure) - your doctor will have told you this.
- if you have diabetes - monitor your blood sugar levels more often when starting to use nicorette invisi patches as you may find your insulin or medication requirements alter.
- if you have a skin disorder such as psoriasis, eczema or hives (urticaria) covering a large area of your skin.
- if you are taking other medicines such as theophylline, clozapine or ropinirole. Stopping smoking or cutting down may require the dose of these medicines to be adjusted.
If you are pregnant ideally, you should try to give up smoking without NRT. If you can't manage this you can use NRT as the risks to your baby are far less than smoking, however you should talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist for advice.
KEEP ALL MEDICINES OUT OF REACH AND SIGHT OF CHILDREN.
PLEASE READ ALL PRODUCT PACKAGING AND LABELS PRIOR TO USE
The active ingredient is: Nicotine.
Other ingredients are: Medium chain triglycerides, basic butylated methacrylate copolymer, polyethylenterephthalate film (PET), acrylic adhesive solution, potassium hydroxide, croscarmellose sodium, aluminium acetylacetonate, siliconised PET release liner with aluminised single side, printing inks