HABITROL OTC

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HABITROL

Smoking
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Generic Name and Formulations:

Nicotine 7mg/24hr, 14mg/24hr, 21mg/24hr; transdermal patch.

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Indications for HABITROL:

Adjunct in smoking cessation therapy.

Adult:

≥18yrs: Apply to clean, dry, nonhairy site on trunk or upper outer arm; rotate application site. Remove patch after 24 hours; if vivid dreams or other sleep disturbances occur, remove at bedtime and reapply in AM. >10cigarettes/day: initially one 21mg patch daily for 4 weeks; then one 14mg patch daily for 2 weeks, then one 7mg patch daily for 2 weeks, then stop. ≤10cigarettes/day: initially one 14mg patch daily for 6 weeks then one 7mg patch daily for 2 weeks, then stop. Max 1 patch/24hrs. Do not cut patch.

Children:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Contraindications:

Concurrent smoking or use of other nicotine products.

Warnings/Precautions:

Discontinue if irregular heartbeat, palpitations, allergic reaction, or symptoms of nicotine overdose occur. Heart disease. Post-MI. Arrhythmias. Hypertension. Depression. Asthma. Allergy to adhesive tape, other skin problems. Stomach ulcers. Diabetes. History of seizures. Low doses may be toxic to children and pets; discard properly. Pregnancy: not recommended. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Remove patch prior to MRI procedures. Smoking cessation potentiates theophylline, insulin, β-blockers, pentazocine, oxazepam, tricyclic antidepressants (eg, imipramine), caffeine, acetaminophen, adrenergic antagonists (eg, prazosin, labetalol), others. Smoking cessation antagonizes adrenergic agonists (eg, isoproterenol, phenylephrine), others.

Adverse Reactions:

Local irritation, GI upset, headache, dizziness, palpitations, hypertension.

How Supplied:

Patch 7mg, 14mg—7, 14; 21mg—7, 14, 28