What are Nicorette Invisi 25mg Patches?
Nicorette Invisi patches are a form of treatment that helps people to quit smoking. They work by getting nicotine into the body and help to reduce cravings that are caused by smoking. This is known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). NRT is to be used when someone wants to quit smoking or reduce the number of cigarettes used in a day. These patches can also be used when smoking is difficult or not possible.
What causes addiction to nicotine?
An addiction to nicotine is caused by smoking cigarettes and the body becoming more dependent on nicotine. When a cigarette is used, the tobacco in it gets into the lungs. From there, the nicotine in the tobacco gets to the brain. When nicotine gets in the brain, it causes the release of a neurotransmitter. A neurotransmitter is what the brain sends to the body in order to regulate mood and behaviour. This improves the mood and gives off the feeling of pleasure. As the body becomes more reliant on this feeling due to the nicotine, the cravings begin to become more prominent. Cravings can be triggered by actions and routines, which is different from person-to-person. Knowing what these triggers can help when it comes to quitting smoking.
Who are these nicotine patches suitable for?
These patches are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. They should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the patches. If any of the following applies to you, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using these patches:
- In hospital because of heart disease
- Have stomach ulcers
- Have kidney or liver disease
- About to undergo an MRI procedure
- Have an overactive thyroid
- Are diabetic
- Have a skin disorder
You should also consult a professional for advice if you are using any other form of medication before using these patches.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these patches?
Someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding and wants to quit smoking should first attempt to do so without using any form of NRT. If this proves to be too difficult, speak to a medical professional for advice on what NRT treatment to use.
How should Nicorette Invisi 25mg Patches be used?
Before applying a patch, find an area of the skin that is clean and is free of hair. Do not apply a patch to the same area twice in a row. Wash your hands before applying a patch. To apply the patch, apply the sticky part to the skin and then peel off the foil. Press firmly on the patch to apply it and then run your finger around the edges to apply it. To remove the patch, do so before going to bed or for no more than 16 hours after applying. When the patch has been removed, fold the sticky sides inwards and then safely dispose of it using the opening sachet or a piece of aluminium foil. A patch should be used when cravings for a cigarette are felt.
Are there any side effects?
Side effects can occur when stopping smoking which can include:
- Feeling low
- Poor concentration
- Increased appetite
- Sleep problems
- A lower heart rate
There can also be side effects as a result of too much nicotine. These are:
- Feeling faint
- A headache
Using the patches themselves can cause some side effects which include:
- A headache
- Tingling or numbness
- An allergic reaction
- High blood pressure
- Excessive sweating
- Muscle aching
- Chest pains
- Feeling unwell or tired
- Difficulty swallowing
- Pain in the hands or feet
- Stomach discomfort
- Redness of the skin
- Mouth ulcers
If you notice any side effect, stop using the patches and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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