Nicotinell 7mg 24 Hour (Step 3) – 7 Patches

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What are Nicotinell 7mg 24 Hour (Step 3) Patches?

These Nicotinell patches are a treatment that works to help someone quit smoking. The active ingredient for the patches is nicotine, the same ingredient that is in tobacco. These patches are a step 3 treatment, which requires the use of step 1 and/or step 2 treatment before using this step 3. This form of treatment is known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). There are a number of different NRT treatments that will help someone to quit smoking.


What causes nicotine addiction?

Nicotine addiction is caused by smoking tobacco over time and ending up with a dependence of nicotine. This is caused when tobacco is inhaled into the lungs and the nicotine gets to the brain. From there, the nicotine makes the brain release a neurotransmitter that controls mood and behaviours. This neurotransmitter is dopamine, which releases a feeling of pleasure and improves the mood. The body over time will become dependent on dopamine and cravings will start to happen. Cravings can be triggered by a number of different actions and routines, which will differ. Knowing what your triggers are can help when it comes to quitting smoking.


Who are these patches suitable for?

These patches are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. These patches should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients in the patches. They should also not be used if you have a skin disease that could be aggravated by the patches. If any of the following applies to you, speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using:

  • Have heart disease
  • Have serious kidney or liver problems
  • Have ever had a stomach ulcer
  • Are diabetic
  • Have an overactive thyroid gland
  • Have a tumour in the adrenal gland

You should also consult a professional if you are currently using any other form of medication.


Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these patches?

These patches can be used by someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding though it is recommended that any attempt to quit smoking is first done without any form of NRT. If this does not work, then a medical professional should be consulted for advice on what treatment to use.


How should Nicotinell 7mg 24 Hour (Step 3) Patches be used?

To use these patches, make sure that you have used either step 1 and step 2, or just step 2 if needed. These patches should be used for 3-4 weeks. To use a patch, apply it onto a clean part of the skin where there is no hair. Apply the patch and place your hand over it for 20 seconds to hold it in place. Use 1 patch a day. When applying another patch, do not apply to the same area of skin on consecutive days.


Are there any side effects?

There are side effects that are caused by this medication, though not everyone will experience them. Potential side effects include:

  • Difficulty breathing or swallowing
  • Swelling in the face
  • Itching or redness after applying the patch
  • Agitation
  • Anxiety
  • Nervousness
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • A headache
  • Dizziness
  • A cough
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal pain
  • Indigestion
  • Muscle discomfort
  • Heart palpitations
  • High blood pressure
  • Vomiting
  • Constipation
  • Diarrhoea
  • Excessive sweating
  • Chest pains
  • Skin problems

If you notice any side effect, stop using these patches and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record a side effect using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.


More Information

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

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.

Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.

Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.

Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.


Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction

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If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:

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