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Nicotine Patch for Smoke Cessation – Regrettably One Size Does Not Fit All

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The most effectual span of time for employing the nicotine patch might differ from smoker to smoker.

The Research

Earlier study finding indicates that nearly three-fourths of those people engaging in smoking appear to be metabolizing nicotine from the nicotine replacement patch with much more swiftness as compared to others. Due to this variation, those smokers who bodies are breaking down nicotine quicker might have more favorable and successful outcomes with usage of drug forms such as bupropion (marketed by the name ‘Zyban’).

A latest conducted research that just got released found that one-fourth of those smokers who metabolized nicotine gradually did much better when they employed the nicotine patch for 6 months rather than the usual two months.

Why does this finding hold significance?

Currently obtainable nicotine replacement therapies suggest the analogous dose and span of therapy for all smokers while not taking into consideration the rate at which nicotine would be metabolized in each case. For a minimum of one-forth of smokers, this would mean that the presently advised span of therapy using a nicotine patch which is two months might not be the most effectual treatment. This research sheds lights on the requirement for more meticulously tailored smoke quitting therapies for specific set of smoker groups instead of the a single size fitting all strategy.

Nicotine patches are stuck to the skin and gradually release nicotine into the blood via the skin. Nicotine patch is an over-the-counter nicotine replacement product which assists in reducing nicotine withdrawal and yearnings by providing the body with supply of nicotine. A nicotine patch would contain nearly 1/3rd to ½ the quantity of nicotine present in majority of cigarette brands.

Since levels of brain chemicals like norepinephrine, dopamine rise as a consequence of nicotine in cigarette smoking it makes the smoker increasingly dependent. Nicotine withdrawal symptoms like feeling grouchy and hunger are all bodily reactions when an attempt is being made to cease smoking causing a plummet in the level of such brain chemicals. The nicotine from these patches raises the levels of such brain chemicals replicating what nicotine in cigarettes does and helps in regulating chemical levels so that withdrawal symptoms are allayed.

The usage of nicotine patch alongside with another type of nicotine replacement therapy (bupropion) could raise likelihood of successful smoke cessation. However, it is imperative to discuss about combining NRTs with a physician.

Heavy smokers are able to successfully quit smoking when they employed strongest versions of the nicotine replacement therapy product (gums, lonzenges with four milligrams of nicotine or nicotine patch with twenty-one milligrams or more nicotine in every patch. NRT would assist in reducing most though not all of the nicotine withdrawal symptoms and other signs linked with smoke cessation. Prior to using duo types of NRT (like nicotine patches and nicotine gums) at the analogous instant it is vital to firstly seek medical advice about it.

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