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NicoDerm CQ Opaque Nicotine Patch 21 milligram (Step 1) Stop Smoking Aid 14 count

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Opaque Patch
21 Milligram, 14 Count
  • Offers 24-hour defense against nicotine cravings
  • Patented SmartControl technology helps provide controlled release of therapeutic nicotine for 24 hours
  • Includes free access to Committed Quitters, an online resource that can give you an individualized stop-smoking plan
  • Step 1 of NicoDerm's 3-step program
  • May cause allergies, interfere with medication, or increase heart rate and blood pressure; please read all label information on delivery
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Product Description

Color:Opaque Patch  |  Size:21 Milligram, 14 Count

Product Description

Nicotine Transdermal System. Kit Contains: 14 Patches, Committed Quitters Program enrollment form, user's guide, CD and child resistant disposal tray. 21 mg of nicotine delivered over 24 hours. If you smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day, start with Step 1; 10 or less cigarettes per day: Start with Step 2. NicoDerm CQ is a three step program. You start with the highest level of medicine and gradually step down your dose. What is the NicoDerm CQ Patch and how is it used? NicoDerm CQ is a small, nicotine-containing patch. When you put on a NicoDerm CQ patch, nicotine passes through the skin and into your body. NicoDerm CQ is very thin and uses special material to control how fast nicotine passes through the skin. Unlike the sudden jolts of nicotine delivered by cigarettes, the amount of nicotine you receive remains relatively smooth throughout the 24 or 16 hour period you wear the NicoDerm CQ patch. This helps to reduce cravings you may have for nicotine.

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When you decide to quit smoking, NicoDerm CQ with SmartControl can give you 24-hour defense against cravings. NicoDerm CQ is the only clear patch specially formulated with patented SmartControl technology that helps provide a controlled release of therapeutic nicotine for 24 hours* to help fight cravings all day long. The patented SmartControl technology includes an extra layer which ensures that all the nicotine will not be delivered at once or run out too soon. You can choose to wear the patch for 16 or 24 hours each day, so you get continuous protection against cravings--even if you get early morning cravings when you first wake up.

Nicotine is a stronger addiction than most people realize--and cigarettes are a very efficient nicotine delivery system. Each puff sends nicotine to the brain within 10 seconds, activating areas of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward by raising dopamine levels. Dopamine is the same substance involved in addiction like cocaine and heroin. So we have another puff. And another.

Soon the brain's chemical structure actually changes. It becomes hooked into wanting more and more nicotine to make the effects last. When the brain stops getting the nicotine it's used to, we begin to feel withdrawal cravings--actually the brain craving nicotine.

As this nicotine addiction sets in, the brain links everyday habits with smoking, boosting the role of cigarettes. Normal everyday activities begin to trigger the urge to smoke. Drinking coffee in the morning. Talking on the phone. Work breaks. Driving.

So when you try to quit smoking, you're actually fighting a battle on two fronts: 1) physical--that is, nicotine addiction--and 2) habitual, the activities, moods and events linked with smoking.

NicoDerm CQ with SmartControl gives you the power to take on both sides of quitting. Beat your cravings with NicoDerm CQ. And break your habit with an individualized plan from Committed Quitters.

First, cravings. Once you stop smoking, that's when your brain really starts screaming for nicotine. Your withdrawal cravings can actually intensify in the days after you quit. That's where Therapeutic Nicotine--like that from NicoDerm CQ--is proven effective. The SmartControl technology helps provide a controlled release of nicotine, ensuring that all of the nicotine will not be delivered at once, or run out too soon. It is delivered steadily and evenly through your skin, without the harmful carcinogens that cigarettes contain.

This controlled release of nicotine shields you from the harsh effects of nicotine withdrawal, working as a temporary aid to help you quit smoking.

To help you change those smoking habits, NicoDerm CQ includes online behavioral support from Committed Quitters. Enrollment is free--and you'll receive an individualized multiweek stop-smoking plan tailored to your specific needs, designed to help you quit smoking for good. You'll also get support and tips to help you along the way. Committed Quitters has been clinically proven to improve success rates when combined with NicoDerm CQ.

Once you've decided to quit, NicoDerm CQ with SmartControl is ready to help shield you against cravings. You simply put on the patch once each day for nonstop, continuous protection from nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

Start with the right treatment plan: Different smokers are used to different nicotine levels. That's why NicoDerm CQ offers two different treatment options.

  • If you smoke more than ten cigarettes a day, use the ten-week program, starting with the 21 mg strength.
  • If you smoke ten cigarettes or fewer a day, use the eight-week program, starting with the 14 mg strength.
Choose how long to wear the patch:You can wear your patch for 16 or 24 hours. If you crave cigarettes when you wake up, or feel like you want extra protection, wear the patch for 24 hours. Otherwise, take it off at bedtime and apply a fresh patch first thing in the morning. Either way, SmartControl technology helps provide a steady flow of nicotine for continuous protection.

Get an individualized stop-smoking plan from Committed Quitters: Your plan can help you overcome your unique barriers to quitting smoking--and increase your chances of success. For example, if you're used to having a cigarette with your morning coffee, you'll get specific advice on overcoming that habit and desire. Look for information in your package of NicoDerm CQ with SmartControl, or visit CommittedQuitters.com.

Follow your step-down plan: Both the ten-week and eight-week programs are designed to help you gradually step down over a full course of therapy. As you use NicoDerm CQ with SmartControl, you'll feel your cravings start to diminish as it helps your body gradually wean itself off nicotine. Following the program, you lower your dosage until you are free of both nicotine and cigarettes.

NicoDerm CQ with SmartControl is available in clear and opaque. The ThinFlex patch is the thinnest and most flexible clear patch ever--designed to move with you for as long as you wear it.

*When worn for 24 hours


Product Details

Color: Opaque Patch | Size: 21 Milligram, 14 Count
  • Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 5.4 x 1.9 inches ; 2.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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  • Origin: USA
  • ASIN: B000052YFO
  • UPC: 307661450206
  • Item model number: 145020
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (64 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,063 in Health & Personal Care (See Top 100 in Health & Personal Care)
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From the Manufacturer

What is a nicotine patch?

Nicotine patches, like NicoDerm CQ are one form of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Patches look like adhesive bandages and stick onto the skin in the same way, even the sticky part contains a layer of nicotine. While you wear the patch, nicotine passes through the skin into your blood, delivering a steady stream of therapeutic nicotine that helps reduce cravings from quitting smoking.

What makes NicoDerm CQ different?

NicoDerm CQ features Extended Release SmartControl Technology, which ensures that nicotine won’t be delivered all at once, or run out too soon. When the patch is applied, nicotine is released immediately, followed by a steady flow that lasts all day long. The result? A unique patch that helps prevent the urge to smoke. When worn for 24 hours, NicoDerm CQ has even been shown to help prevent morning cravings when you first wake up.

Starting NicoDerm CQ? Choose the right step for you

Since different smokers are used to different levels of nicotine, NicoDerm CQ comes in two starting strengths. Depending on how many cigarettes you smoke each day, you’ll start at either Step 1 or Step 2.

Like any medicine, NicoDerm CQ works best if you use it properly. Make sure to follow the directions on the label and apply the NicoDerm CQ patch the way it was intended. When used as directed, NicoDerm CQ can double your chances of quitting smoking.*

*Doubles your chances of quitting vs. placebo. Use as directed. Behavioral support program increases chances of success. Many people require several quit attempts to stop smoking. This product is part of an 8 or 10-week program.

Step down as you progress

No matter if you start with Step 1 or Step 2, you will gradually step down to a lower dose as you go along your quit program.

Be sure to apply daily

Start using the patch on the day you plan to quit. Remove the backing from the patch and immediately press the sticky side onto skin that is dry, clean and hairless. Hold for 10 seconds.

A new patch should be applied to a different skin site at the same time each day, which will help you remember when to put on a new one. Do not leave the same patch on for more than 24 hours as it may irritate your skin and lose strength.

NicoDerm CQ adhesion tips

- The adhesive and release liner is designed to make the patch stick and supply nicotine right from the start. See below for some helpful tips to make sure your patch stays on all day long.

- Before use, thoroughly clean and dry the application site to remove any moisturizers or moisturizing soap.

- Check your soap to see if lanolin or moisturizers are listed ingredients, as these may cause the patch to lose some adhesive properties. If so, use a different soap for the duration of the program.

NicoDerm CQ adhesion tips

  • Body creams, sunscreens and lotions can also cause problems with keeping your patch on. Do not apply creams or lotions to the application site.
  • When applying to the skin, hold the patch down for the full 10 seconds. The applied pressure will help the patch adhere to the skin securely.
  • If you have followed the directions and the patch still does not stick, try using medical adhesive tape over the patch.

Important directions to remember

Follow directions: If you are under 18 years of age, pregnant, or nursing ask a doctor before use. For all users, make sure to read the User’s Guide for complete directions and other information.

Clean up after use: Wash your hands after applying or removing the patch. Throw it away by folding the sticky ends together and replace in its pouch and discard. See User’s Guide for complete safety and handling.

Know what works for you: You may wear the patch for 16 or 24 hours. If you crave cigarettes when you wake up, wear the patch for 24 hours. If you have vivid dreams or other sleep disturbances, you may remove the patch at bedtime and apply a new one in the morning.

Don’t: Wear more than one patch at a time or cut the patch in half or into smaller pieces.

Stop using the patch: After you have completed the 8 to 10-week programs, stop using the patch. It is important to complete the full program and if you feel you need to use the patch for a longer period of time to keep from smoking, talk to your health care provider.

Read product label for complete directions for use.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Juliet on September 27, 2014
Size: 21 Milligram, 7 CountColor: Clear Patch
I quit smoking 3 months ago (2 packs a day) using the patch and tried the four brands below. Some brands were distinctly better than others.

NicoDerm
Equate (Walmart's)
Walgreen's
CVS

The benefit of the patch is that you get a little relief from the withdrawal (emphasis on "little"--but hey, little is better than nothing, right?). The patch delivers a low level of nicotine throughout the day to break the ups and downs of the feed-need cycle associated with cigarette smoking. Instead of getting a 10-minute "fix" by flooding your system with nicotine and then going through deprivation and craving the rest of the hour, you "even out" with a constant trickle coming from the patch. You don't get much relief as compared with nicotine gum, for example, which allows you to flood your system with nicotine and control the dosing, but the downside of the gum is that it's harder to get off of on the back end. So, it's really a matter of personal preference of which end you want to deal with the withdrawal most. I used gum the first time I quit (for 10 years) and the patch this time (3 months off nicotine now).

Research shows it takes about 2 weeks to get through the physical symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. It took me about 10 days of withdrawal (even with the patch). After that physical pain was gone, the habitual desire was still there (I still have it), but it's not anywhere near as difficult as physical withdrawal. If you do use the patch, you then have to come off of it, which does give you a second layer of physical withdrawal (but it's not nearly as hard as the first phase).

While all brands of patches dose the same nicotine (i.e., not much), there are big differences between them.

1) CVS Brand: THE WORST!
Forget about it.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful By S. Norton on May 16, 2011
Size: 21 Milligram, 14 CountColor: Opaque Patch
As a HEAVY smoker 2 1/2 packs a day for 14 years.. I was Desperate! I wanted to quit so bad.. but couldn't STAND nicotine withdrawl! I used these patches CORRECTLY .. Step 1-3 Along with a "cigarette" (N Joy) Menthol and puffed on it "sometimes"... it helped me quit.. 3 months NO ANALOG SMOKING! Wooohooo thanks =)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By kateandalismom on June 3, 2009
Size: 21 Milligram, 14 CountColor: Opaque Patch Verified Purchase
I have tried Chantix, and went back to smoking, this works the first day, i was able not to smoke by the first day, going 14 hours without thinking about it. This is the way to go
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By M. Lincoln on April 6, 2011
Size: 21 Milligram, 14 CountColor: Opaque Patch Verified Purchase
These patches are so much easier to use in smoking cessation that the gun! You put one on and forget it for 24 hours. No fiddling with the dosage, no fudging. You get your dose in an even flow all day, with no temptation to increase it as can and does happen with the gum. The thing is, if you are addicted to nicotine, you will escalate the number of times per day you chew the gum just as you escalated the number of cigarettes you smoked per day. If it were not for the patch, I'd still be smoking! Oh, and I much prefer the opaque patch to the clear on;. they seem to adhere better.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Kacy Booth on January 18, 2013
Size: 21 Milligram, 7 CountColor: Clear Patch Verified Purchase
Item arrived when it was supposed to and was the correct item... but quitting is HORRIBLE! I want to smoke so bad. They totally calm the physical addiction and cravings, but that doesn't stop the mental addiction, the wanting to go smoke. I feel I will be able to quit with them and just need to put on my big girl panties and deal with it like a grown up. If you want to quit, try the patches... it's better than nothing. Also, have lots of carrots nearby!!!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By @Trenton6s on October 20, 2011
Size: 21 Milligram, 14 CountColor: Opaque Patch Verified Purchase
I've been smoking a pack a day for nearly 13 years. I decided to quit, which is the biggest factor in all of this, and bought the patches. I used step 1 for 14 days and did not smoke one cigarette. I am no longer using the patch and I have no desire to smoke again. They work, as long as you let them.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Phyllis M. Adams on April 15, 2012
Size: 21 Milligram, 7 CountColor: Clear Patch Verified Purchase
I have smoked since I was 13...never quit before I used these. I did try the other cheaper brands, but by night...I was climbing the walls.
Yes, these cost more, but they last 24/7. Amazon is the cheapest place that I have found to buy the CQ.
Nothing else ever worked for me till I got these. I found them to stay on good unless I went swimming..then I would put a piece of packing tape over it.
My hint for you to get through the first time is to set your alarm for early morning...like 2 or 3 am and have the patch ready to put on. Go back to sleep and it will help you get through the 1st day a little easier.
This particular seller shipped quickly and the price is good.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Andrew C on August 7, 2014
Size: 21 Milligram, 14 CountColor: Opaque Patch Verified Purchase
As advertised, and I saved about 30% over purchasing in the store. These patches plus some good old-fashioned willpower are extremely effective at kicking the habit. I have been cig-free for over 2 months now after 15 years of smoking a pack a day. I rarely get any kind of cravings anymore. I didn't find that I needed to continue using these as long as they direct you to do so, but everyone will be different in that regard. I used 1 box of each step (2 weeks worth) and by step 3, I only ended up using half the box before I stopped the patch all together. So far so good!
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