● Red and itchy skin● Headache● Dizziness● Nausea and vomiting
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following: ● Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue● Difficulty in breathing● Itchy skin rashes over your whole body
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
You should stop smoking once you start to use NRT. Smoking and using NRT at the same time may increase the risk of adverse effects from the additive effects of nicotine in your body. If you continue to feel the urge to smoke or experience severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms even after using the NRT patch, please inform your healthcare professional as you may need other types of NRT.Inform your healthcare professional if: ● You are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or breastfeeding. ● You recently had a heart attack or stroke. ● You have any generalised skin conditions. ● You have any other medical conditions. ● You are taking any other medications, including supplements, traditional medications and herbal remedies. ● You are less than 18 years old.
● Nicotine may reduce the effect of certain medications. When NRT dose is reduced or stopped, adjustments to these medications may be necessary.● These medications include: o Benzodiazepines (e.g. diazepam, lorazepam) o Insulin o Beta-blocker (e.g. bisoprolol, atenolol) o Opioid painkillers (e.g. codeine)● Inform your doctor or pharmacist about other medications – including over-the-counter medications, supplements and traditional/herbal remedies – that you are currently taking as they may affect the way you benefit from NRT.
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