Monday, August 28, 2006

Nicotine Patch

A Nicotine Patch is a small plaster patch that adheres to the skin, designed to release varying doses of nicotine into the bloodstream in order to reduce cravings for addicted smokers who are trying to quit. This is a form of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). The nicotine patch looks like a square tan bandage. Applied once a day in the morning to clean, dry, non-hairy skin, the nicotine patch is left on all day, and removed just before bed. Nicotine patches are also available in a clear material, making them less visible on the skin. Researchers are reporting that at least 50 percent of patients who used a nicotine patch for six weeks experienced complete relief of symptoms of ulcerative colotis, compared with 25 percent of patients who used a patch without nicotine

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