NICODERM® Step 1 is a 21mg transdermal nicotine patch. This is the product you start with if you are a heavy smoker†. NICODERM® works with your willpower to double your chances of successful quitting*.
- 24 hour craving control
- Easy to use
- Most recommended patch by doctors and pharmacists^
- Available in three pack sizes: 7 patches, 14 patches, and 21 patches.
Warnings & Precautions
Keep out of reach of children.
DO NOT USE IF YOU: are under 18 years of age; are an occasional or non-smoker; are pregnant or nursing; have generalized skin disorders (e.g., eczema, rash; are allergic to nicotine or any of the non-medicinal ingredients).
ASK YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE USE IF YOU: have/had heart, thyroid, circulation, or stomach problems, stroke or high blood pressure, a history of epilepsy or seizures; take insulin or any prescription medications.
Known Adverse Events: NICODERM® patches can cause minor skin irritation, headache, light-headedness, insomnia, stomach upset and vivid dreams. These side effects may be eliminated by stepping down to a lower strength NICODERM® patch.
ADULT DOSAGE: Important:
Before using NICODERM®, carefully read enclosed User Guide for complete instructions.
Apply one patch every 24 hours to a non-hairy, clean, dry area of your front or back above the waist or the upper outer area of your arm. It is important to complete treatment. If you feel you need to use NICODERM® Patch for a longer period to keep from smoking, talk to your healthcare provider.
Do not use if pouch is open. NOTE: If you weigh less than 45 kg (100 lb), or have heart disease and your doctor recommends NICODERM® - DO NOT USE Step 1 (21 mg per day). Start with Step 2.
Each NICODERM® STEP 1 (21 mg/day) patch contains 114 mg nicotine. Each patch releases a controlled 1.5 mg/hr over 24 hours with systemic delivery of 21 mg/day. Each NICODERM® STEP 2 (14 mg/day) patch contains 78 mg nicotine. Each patch releases a controlled 1.0 mg/hr over 24 hours with systemic delivery of 14 mg/day. Each NICODERM® STEP 3 (7 mg/day) patch contains 36 mg nicotine. Each patch releases a controlled 0.5 mg/hr over 24 hours with systemic delivery of 7 mg/day. Non-medicinal ingredients: Ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer, polyisobutylene and high density polyethylene between clear polyester backings. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions concerning NICODERM®.