- NiQuitin Clear is used to help people stop smoking.
- Provide 24 hours of controlled nicotine release
- Helps you stay in control of your cravings
NiQuitin Clear is used to help people stop smoking. This type of treatment is called Nicotine Replacement Therapy or NRT. NiQuitin Clear helps you to give up smoking by replacing some of the nicotine you get from cigarettes.When you put on NiQuitin Clear, it slowly releases nicotine into the body. The nicotine relieves some of the unpleasant symptoms that smokers may have when they try to give up. These include feeling ill or irritable. The nicotine can also relieve your cravings for a cigarette and help you to resist the urge to smoke. NiQuitin Clear patches may be used alone or in combination with NiQuitin Mini Lozenge (see product leaflet: How to use NiQuitin Clear) in smokers who have relapsed after nicotine replacement therapy (NRT), or when monotherapy with one NiQuitin product is not sufficient to control your cravings.
NiQuitin CLEAR 21 mg/24 hours transdermal patch Step 1: 7 patches
Adults (18 years and over). The patch should be used only once, for a maximum of 24 hours. If you smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day: Step 1 NiQuitin Clear 21 mg/24 hrs patch. Apply one patch daily for the first 6 weeks
Warnings and cautions
Talk to your healthcare professional before using NiQuitin Clear: • if you are in hospital because of a heart attack, severe heart rhythm problems or a stroke you should try to quit smoking without using any NRT products unless your doctor tells you to use them. Once you are discharged from hospital, you can use NRT as normal. • if you have diabetes you should monitor your blood sugar levels more often than usual when starting NiQuitin Clear. Your insulin or medicine requirements may change. • if you have had allergic reactions that involve swelling of the lips, face and throat (angioedema) or itchy skin rash (urticaria). Using NRT can sometimes trigger this type of reaction. • if you have allergic eczema or dermatitis you may get a reaction to the patch. • if you have a history of epilepsy (fits). • if you have stomach or duodenal ulcers or an inflamed oesophagus or gullet (the passage between the mouth and stomach) because nicotine replacement therapy can make your symptoms worse. • If you have a history of cardiovascular disease (conditions affecting the heart or blood vessels, for example heart disease, angina or high blood pressure) and wish to use NiQuitin patches in combination with NiQuitin lozenges, mini-lozenges or gums. • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding it is best if you can give up smoking without the use of NRT. Always read the leaflet.
How to use
It is important to choose a clean, dry and hairless area of skin on which to position the patch, to make sure that it sticks properly. Avoid areas where the skin creases (such as over a joint) or where the skin folds when you move. Also avoid skin, which is red, broken or irritated. • Do not remove the patch from its sealed protective sachet until you are ready to use it. • Cut open the sachet along the dotted line, taking care not to damage the patch inside. • Take out the patch carefully. A clear, protective liner covers the sticky side of the patch – the side that will be put on your skin. • With the sticky side facing you, pull half the liner away from the patch starting at the middle. Hold the patch at the outside edge (touch the sticky side as little as possible) and pull off the other half of the protective liner. • Immediately apply the sticky side of the patch to your skin. Press the patch firmly on to your skin with the palm of your hand for at least 10 seconds. Make sure it sticks well to the skin, especially round the edges. • When applying the patch, avoid touching the eyes and nose. When you have finished, always wash your hands with water only. Do not use soap which may increase nicotine absorption. Water will not harm the patch, if it has been applied properly. You can bathe, swim or shower for short periods while you are wearing the patch.
The active substance is nicotine. The other ingredients are ethylene vinyl acetate copolymer, polyethylene terephthalate layer, polyethylene film, polyisobutylene and printing ink.