How NicoDerm® CQ® works
Your cravings and your need for nicotine diminish with the nicotine patch.
NicoDerm CQ is a nicotine patch specially formulated to include a patented technology called SmartControl™ on the side you wear against your skin. The SmartControl technology includes an extra layer that helps provide a controlled release of nicotine for 24 hours, ensuring that all of the nicotine will not be delivered at once or run out too soon. But unlike nicotine from cigarettes, which is delivered to your brain within 10 seconds, the nicotine from NicoDerm CQ is delivered more steadily and evenly through your skin.
As you use NicoDerm CQ, you'll feel your cravings start to diminish as it helps your body gradually wean itself off nicotine. Over an 8- or 10-week period, depending on the number of cigarettes you smoke, you lower the dosage until you stop using it altogether.
Choose the exact nicotine strength you need.
There are two different NicoDerm CQ treatment options to choose from depending on how many cigarettes you smoke a day. If you smoke more than 10 cigarettes a day, begin with the 21 mg strength. If you smoke 10 cigarettes or fewer a day, begin with the 14 mg strength. Both are formulated with SmartControl technology.
Put it on once a day for continuous defense against nicotine withdrawal.
Just put on NicoDerm CQ with SmartControl for protection from nicotine withdrawal symptoms. This nicotine patch is strong enough to last all day.
NicoDerm CQ: The power to protect up to 24 hours a day.
With NicoDerm CQ and patented SmartControl technology, you'll receive a steady flow of nicotine for 16 or 24 hours (depending on how long you wear your patch). This means you can get continuous defense to fight nicotine withdrawal cravings. Even for those early morning cravings when you first wake up.