DIRECTIONS FOR USE: Adult dosage: Apply one patch at the same time every day, preferably on waking. Press patch firmly onto clean, dry, non-hairy skin, holding it in place for 20 seconds. Do not re-apply to previously used skin for 3 days. The enclosed leaflet provides full instructions on application.
It is important to read and follow them carefully in order to ensure optimal adhesion of the patch.
NICOTINELL 30 (21 mg/24 hours patch) is the starting point for people who smoke 20 or more cigarettes a day. You should remain on Nicotinell 30, one patch per day, for 4 weeks. At this point: NICOTINELL 20 (14mg/24 hours patch) can be commenced on a daily basis for 4 weeks, prior to moving to: NICOTINELL 10 (7mg/24 hours patch) for another period of 4 weeks.
In total the Nicotinell treatment will take 12 weeks.
If you smoke less than 20 cigarettes per day you only need to start with Nicotinell 20 (14mg/24 hours patch), and use this for 4 weeks. You can then follow on with Nicotinell 10 (7mg/24 hours patch) for 8 weeks.