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Taking medications to quit can raise lots of questions. Make sure that you have the latest science-based information to guide you. The most commonly asked questions relating to quitting medications have been answered here. Browse or search.

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Q: How Much Nicotine is in NRT's?

Q: Can I take Chantix with the nicotine patch?

Q: How long should I stay on the patch?

Q: Will I feel any withdrawal symptoms when I drop to the next lowest patch?

Q: What does 'stepping down' on the patch mean?

Q: Do I have to use the patch as long as they say?

Q: Can I start using the patch after being quit a few days?

Q: Other than tapering me off nicotine, are there any other therapeutic benefits to the patch?

Q: Why the 'step-down' approach to the patch?

Q: Does the patch cause nightmares, and if so, what should I do?

Q: What if the patch falls off during the day?

Q: What are my odds of skin rash using the patch?

Q: How do I treat patch rash if I get it?

Q: How long do I wear each patch?

Q: Are my odds of success greater if I use the patch longer?



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