• Smoking

Habitrol Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

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

How Supplied

Patch 7mg, 14mg—7, 14; 21mg—7, 14, 28

Habitrol Indications


Adjunct in smoking cessation therapy.

Habitrol Dosage and Administration


≥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.


<18yrs: not recommended.

Habitrol Contraindications


Concurrent smoking or use of other nicotine products.

Habitrol Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Habitrol 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.

Habitrol Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Habitrol 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.

Habitrol Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

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

Habitrol Clinical Trials

See Literature

Habitrol Note

Not Applicable

Habitrol Patient Counseling

See Literature