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Habitrol
(Nicotine patch - non Rx)

Manufacturer : Novartis
Formulation : Patches

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No Generic Alternative Available

No generic alternative is available for this drug.

What is Habitrol /Nicotine patch - non Rx used for?

Habitrol is a non prescription nicotine patch that is used to help people quit smoking by reducing nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

How should Habitrol /Nicotine patch - non Rx be stored?

Habitrol patches should be stored at room temperature, in an area that is protected from moisture, heat and sunlight.

General information

This medication should only be used by prescribed patient, do not give it to other people. The information provided is advisory only and does not contain all information pertaining to this medication. Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider for question about this medication.

How should I take Habitrol/Nicotine patch - non Rx ?

When using the Habitrol nicotine patches, follow the packaged directions carefully for safe and effective use. When placing Habitrol patches choose a different place on your body each time and do not use the same skin area twice in seven days. If you have any questions about Habitrol placement and use, ask your healthcare provider for advice.

When should Habitrol /Nicotine patch - non Rx not be taken?

Habitrol should not be taken if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant during your treatment, as this medication may have adverse effects on an unborn child. If you have any skin conditions, it is recommended that you talk to your healthcare provider before using Habitrol. If you are allergic to any of this medication's ingredients, do not take Habitrol.

What precautions should I follow when taking Habitrol /Nicotine patch - non Rx ?

Before using Habitrol, notify your doctor if any of the following apply to you: heart disease, an irregular heartbeat, high blood pressure or chest pain; a jaw condition called TMJ (temporomandibular joint) disease; an overactive thyroid; diabetes; pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland); liver or kidney disease; a stomach ulcer; or asthma or chronic pulmonary disease. Talk to your doctor about which form of nicotine treatment is right for you.

What special warning(s) should I be aware of when taking Habitrol /Nicotine patch - non Rx ?

Do not smoke while using Habitrol, as smoking while using nicotine patches can be extremely dangerous. If you need to take a magnetic resonance imaging test (MRI), remove patch beforehand, as a transdermal patch may burn your skin if worn throughout an MRI.

When should Habitrol /Nicotine patch - non Rx not be taken?

Severe side effects include: seizures; chest pain; or uneven heartbeats. Notify your doctor immediately if you experience any of these side effects.

Common and less serious side effects include: dizziness; belching or hiccups; stomach upset or nausea; mouth or throat soreness; dry or watering mouth; watering eyes; headache; runny or stuffy nose (when using the nasal spray); white patches or sores insi

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