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Combination therapy by Nicorette and NicoDerm

Combination Therapy

What is Combination Therapy?

Combination Therapy is a new method of quitting that combines the 24-hour support of NICODERM® with the extra craving relief of NICORETTE® to increase your chance of quitting for good.

Is Combination Therapy right for me?

If you've struggled to quit on your own, or with the help of a single NICODERM® or NICORETTE® product, Combination Therapy could help you stay on track throughout the day, and increase your chance of quitting for good.

NICODERM® and NICORETTE® are leaders in quitting smoking aids, and are the first products authorized for use together by Health Canada.

A day in the life using Combination Therapy

Apply a NICODERM® patch in the morning for steady, all-day support against withdrawal symptoms, and use your choice of NICORETTE® Gum, QuickMist or Lozenge to tackle your toughest cravings.

Diagram of the Nicorette and Nicoderm combination therapy

Your Quit Journey with Combination Therapy

Use the NICORETTE® oral formats as needed with the NICODERM® patch. See below for a brief summary of the dosing instructions from respective NICODERM® and NICORETTE® products.

Weeks 1-3 4-6 7-8 9-10 10+
NICODERM®
Patch
Step 1
21mg
Step 1
21mg
Step 2
14mg
Step 3
7mg
No Patch!
PLUS
NICORETTE®
Gum
10 to 20 pieces
per day
8 to 15 pieces
per day
4 to 10 pieces
per day
2 to 5 pieces
per day
1 piece if the
urge to smoke returns
OR
NICORETTE®
QuickMist
1 to 2 sprays
every half hour
1 to 2 sprays
every half hour
Reduce number
of sprays per
day by half
2 to 4 sprays
per day
1 spray if the
urge to smoke returns
OR
NICORETTE®
Lozenge
8 to 15 Lozenge
per day
8 to 15 Lozenge
per day
4 to 8 Lozenge
per day
2 to 4 Lozenge
per day
1 to 2 Lozenge
per day if you
feel the urge to smoke
Weeks 1-3 4-6 7-8 9-10 10+
Weeks
NICODERM®
Patch
1-3 Step 1
21mg
4-6 Step 1
21mg
7-8 Step 2
14mg
9-10 Step 3
7mg
10+ No Patch!
PLUS
Weeks
NICORETTE®
Gum
1-3 10 to 20 pieces
per day
4-6 8 to 15 pieces
per day
7-8 4 to 10 pieces
per day
9-10 2 to 5 pieces
per day
10+ 1 piece if the
urge to smoke returns
OR
Weeks
NICORETTE®
QuickMist
1-3 1 to 2 sprays
every half hour
4-6 1 to 2 sprays
every half hour
7-8 Reduce number
of sprays per
day by half
9-10 2 to 4 sprays
per day
10+ 1 spray if the
urge to smoke returns
OR
Weeks
NICORETTE®
Lozenge
1-3 8 to 15 Lozenge
per day
4-6 8 to 15 Lozenge
per day
7-8 4 to 8 Lozenge
per day
9-10 2 to 4 Lozenge
per day
10+ 1 to 2 Lozenge
per day if you
feel the urge to smoke

Do not exceed 20 pieces of gum, 15 lozenges or 64 sprays per day. See product inserts for more information.

To be sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.

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Writing Down Goals & Rewarding Yourself

Reward yourself when you reach your quitting milestones and you’ll set yourself up for success.