22 mg/day for 4-8 weeks; then, 11 mg/day for 2-4 weeks. Clients weighing less than 100 lb: 11
mg/day for 4-8 weeks. Nicoderm cq (OTC) Light smokers (10 or less cigarettes/day): One 14-mg/24-hr patch for 16 or 24 hr/day for 6 weeks; then, one 7-mg/24-hr patch for 16 or 24 hr/day for 2 weeks. Heavy smokers (>10 cigarettes/day): One 21-mg/24-hr patch for 16 or 24 hr/day for 6 weeks; then, one 14-mg/24-hr patch for 16 or 24 hr/day for 2 weeks, followed by one 7-mg/24-hr patch for 16 or 24 hr for 2 weeks. Nicotrol (OTC)
Those who smoke > 10 cigarettes/day: 15 mg/day for 6 weeks. The patch is to be worn for 16 hr and removed at bedtime.
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