Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: Merative, Micromedex®

US Brand Name

  1. Habitrol
  2. Nicoderm CQ
  3. Nicotrol

Canadian Brand Name

  1. Nicoderm


Nicotine skin patches are used to help you stop smoking. Nicotine is absorbed from the patch on the skin and enters the blood stream. This replaces the nicotine you would get from smoking and makes the withdrawal effects from not smoking less severe. The amount of nicotine is decreased over time until use is stopped.

This medicine is available without a prescription, but proof of age (18 years or older) is required.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Patch, Extended Release