Nicoderm Cq

  • Smoking

Nicoderm Cq Generic Name & Formulations

General Description

Nicotine 7mg/24hr, 14mg/24hr, 21mg/24hr; transdermal patch (clear or original color).

How Supplied

Patch 7mg—14; 14mg—14, 21; 21mg—7, 14, 21


Nicoderm Cq Indications


Adjunct in smoking cessation therapy.

Nicoderm Cq Dosage and Administration


Apply to clean, dry, nonhairy site on trunk or upper outer arm; rotate application site. Remove patch after 16 or 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 6 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.


<18yrs: not recommended.

Nicoderm Cq Contraindications


Concurrent smoking or use of other nicotine products.

Nicoderm Cq Boxed Warnings

Not Applicable

Nicoderm Cq Warnings/Precautions


Avoid immediately post-MI, in arrhythmias, or severe or worsening angina pectoris. Uncontrolled hypertension. Vasospastic or coronary heart disease. Hepatic or severe renal impairment. Hyperthyroidism. Pheochromocytoma. Stomach ulcers. Diabetes. Allergy to adhesive tape, other skin problems. History of seizures. Discontinue if an allergic reaction occurs. Low doses may be toxic to children and pets. Pregnancy: not recommended (attempt nondrug treatment first). Nursing mothers.

Nicoderm Cq Pharmacokinetics

See Literature

Nicoderm Cq Interactions


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.

Nicoderm Cq Adverse Reactions

Adverse Reactions

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

Nicoderm Cq Clinical Trials

See Literature

Nicoderm Cq Note

Not Applicable

Nicoderm Cq Patient Counseling

See Literature