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Table 4. Nicotine Patches

 Brand Dose Side Effects Comments 
OTC = over the counter; Rx = prescription.
RxHabitrol7–21 mg/dErythemaUse for 6–12 weeks.
OTCNicoDerm CQ7–21 mg/dPruritusUse for 6–12 weeks.
OTCNicotrol5–15 mg/dBurning at siteUse for 14–20 weeks.
RxProStep11–22 mg/dLocal irritationUse for 6–12 weeks.