Nicoderm Clear (Nicotine patch - non Rx) Customer Reviews

Nicoderm Clear

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Nicotine patches aid in smoking cessation by substituting the nicotine found in cigarettes. Nicotine within tobacco plays a significant role in fostering cigarette addiction. When you cease smoking, your nicotine levels experience a rapid decline, potentially inducing withdrawal symptoms like tobacco cravings, restlessness, irritability, headaches, weight gain, and difficulty concentrating. Nicotine replacement products are a component of a comprehensive smoking cessation program, encompassing behavioral adjustments, counseling, and support.

Uses and Dosage

Nicotine patches are designed for direct application onto the skin. They are typically used once a day, ideally at a consistent time daily. These patches come in various strengths and can be employed for varying durations.

Employ nicotine skin patches precisely as directed. Avoid using more or less than prescribed, and do not use them more frequently than instructed by your doctor.

Place the patch on a clean, dry, hairless section of skin on the upper chest, upper arm, or hip as indicated by the package guidelines. Refrain from applying patches to areas with irritated, oily, scarred, or broken skin.

Extract the patch from its packaging, remove the protective strip, and promptly attach it to your skin. Press down on the patch with the palm of your hand for about 10 seconds, ensuring the sticky side adheres firmly, particularly along the edges. After applying the patch, wash your hands only with water. If the patch detaches or becomes loose, replace it with a fresh one.

Keep the patch on continuously for 16 to 24 hours, as instructed in the specific guidelines within your nicotine patch package. The patch can be worn even during showers or baths. When removing the patch, fold it in half with the sticky sides pressed together. Dispose of it safely, away from children and pets. Once you’ve removed the used patch, apply the next one to a different skin area to prevent irritation. Never use two patches simultaneously.

Transitioning to a lower strength patch might be considered after the initial 2 weeks of using the medication. A gradual reduction to patches with lower strengths is recommended to mitigate nicotine withdrawal symptoms. The duration of using nicotine patches can range from 6 to 20 weeks, depending on the specific instructions furnished with the patches.

Side Effects

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention:

  • dizziness
  • headache
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • redness or swelling at the patch site

Inform your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any serious side effects:

  • severe rash or swelling
  • seizures
  • abnormal heartbeat or rhythm
  • difficulty breathing


  • Prior to utilizing this product, inform your doctor or pharmacist if you exhibit any allergic reactions to nicotine, adhesive tape, or other substances. This product might include inert ingredients capable of provoking allergic responses or other issues.
  • Before commencing this medication, communicate your medical history to your doctor or pharmacist, particularly if you have a history of blood vessel ailments, diabetes, heart conditions, high blood pressure, liver or kidney disorders, esophageal problems, stomach or intestinal ulcers, certain adrenal conditions (pheochromocytoma), hyperactive thyroid (hyperthyroidism), seizures, or skin disorders (such as eczema or contact dermatitis).
  • If an MRI test is on the horizon, alert the testing staff about your use of this patch. Certain patches might contain metals that can lead to substantial burns during an MRI. Consult your doctor about whether you should remove the patch before the test, replace it afterward, and the appropriate procedure to follow.
  • Vigorous physical activity could elevate your skin temperature, resulting in heightened nicotine absorption through the skin. Discuss the impact of exercise on this medication with your doctor.
  • While wearing the patch, avoid exposing the skin beneath it to direct heat sources such as heating pads, electric blankets, heat lamps, saunas, hot tubs, heated water beds, or prolonged exposure to direct sunlight. Heat sources might escalate the release of the drug into your system, increasing the likelihood of encountering side effects.
  • Both nicotine consumption and smoking pose risks to an unborn baby. If you are pregnant, it’s advisable to attempt smoking cessation without resorting to a nicotine replacement product, if feasible. During pregnancy, consider using this medication only when deemed absolutely necessary. Engage in a discussion with your doctor to weigh the potential risks and benefits.
  • Nicotine, whether from smoking or this medication, can enter breast milk and potentially have adverse effects on a nursing infant. Smoking in proximity to an infant also poses risks. Prior to breastfeeding, consult your doctor.

Form and Strength

Nicoderm Clear is available in the following forms and strengths:

  • Nicoderm Clear clear patches:
    • 7 mg
    • 14 mg
    • 21 mg


How long does it take for Nicoderm patches to kick in?

It can take up to eight hours for the nicotine in your patch to reach a comfortable, steady level of nicotine in the bloodstream.

How many cigarettes is a 21 mg patch equal to?

For every cigarette you smoke, you inhale about 1 mg of nicotine. So if you smoke 20 cigarettes per day (one pack), you would need to use one 21 mg patch per day.



Additional information

Generic name:

Nicotine patch – non Rx


Clear Patches


7mg, 14mg, 21mg

Quantities Available:

7, 14

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