Habitrol

Smoke, nicotine
Treatment
2 FDA approvals
3 Active Studies for Habitrol

What is Habitrol

NicotineThe Generic name of this drug
Treatment SummaryNicotine is a toxic chemical found in tobacco smoke. It acts as a stimulant on neurons and prevents the normal transmission of signals between nerve cells. Nicotine has medical applications, but it can also be highly hazardous if consumed in high doses.
equate Nicotineis the brand name
Habitrol Overview & Background
Brand Name
Generic Name
First FDA Approval
How many FDA approvals?
equate Nicotine
Nicotine
1990
1005

Approved as Treatment by the FDA

Nicotine, otherwise called equate Nicotine, is approved by the FDA for 2 uses which include Smoke and nicotine .
Smoke
Helps manage Smoking cessation therapy
nicotine
Helps manage Withdrawal Nicotine

Effectiveness

How Habitrol Affects PatientsNicotine is the main drug found in tobacco products. It binds to certain receptors in the body and can have stimulating or rewarding effects. When taken intravenously, it causes the release of several hormones and stimulates the autonomic nervous system, which controls things like heart rate and blood pressure. Nicotine is highly addictive, and can be used to treat withdrawal symptoms from smoking. It is classified as a stimulant of the autonomic ganglia.
How Habitrol works in the bodyNicotine stimulates the body in two ways. First, it binds to nicotinic receptors in the brain, which causes dopamine to be released. This dopamine surge is responsible for the euphoric and addictive effects of nicotine. Secondly, nicotine binds to nicotinic receptors in the adrenal medulla, which causes epinephrine to be released into the bloodstream. This increases blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar levels.

When to interrupt dosage

The measure of Habitrol is contingent upon the diagnosed condition. The quantity of dosage fluctuates depending on the method of administration featured in the table beneath.
Condition
Dosage
Administration
Smoke
, 1.4 mg/hour, 14.0 mg, 0.7 mg/hour, 2.1 mg/hour, 7.0 mg, 21.0 mg, 4.0 mg, 2.0 mg, 1.0 mL/mL, 1.0 mg/mg, 114.0 mg, 78.0 mg, 36.0 mg, 10.0 mg/mL, 0.18 mg/mg, 0.15 mg/mg, 0.2 mg/mg, 2.0 mg/hour, 4.0 mg/hour, 8.0 mg, 2.5 mg/hour, 0.06 mg/mg, 0.12 mg/mg, 0.21 mg/mg
, Transdermal, Patch, extended release, Patch, extended release - Transdermal, Topical, Patch, extended release - Topical, Kit, Oral, Gum, chewing, Gum, chewing - Oral, Lozenge, Lozenge - Oral, Buccal, Gum, chewing - Buccal, Kit - Transdermal, Respiratory (inhalation), Inhalant - Respiratory (inhalation), Inhalant, Patch, Patch - Transdermal, Liquid, Liquid - Oral, Powder, Powder - Oral, Nasal, Spray, metered - Nasal, Spray, metered, Dental; Oral, Patch - Topical
nicotine
, 1.4 mg/hour, 14.0 mg, 0.7 mg/hour, 2.1 mg/hour, 7.0 mg, 21.0 mg, 4.0 mg, 2.0 mg, 1.0 mL/mL, 1.0 mg/mg, 114.0 mg, 78.0 mg, 36.0 mg, 10.0 mg/mL, 0.18 mg/mg, 0.15 mg/mg, 0.2 mg/mg, 2.0 mg/hour, 4.0 mg/hour, 8.0 mg, 2.5 mg/hour, 0.06 mg/mg, 0.12 mg/mg, 0.21 mg/mg
, Transdermal, Patch, extended release, Patch, extended release - Transdermal, Topical, Patch, extended release - Topical, Kit, Oral, Gum, chewing, Gum, chewing - Oral, Lozenge, Lozenge - Oral, Buccal, Gum, chewing - Buccal, Kit - Transdermal, Respiratory (inhalation), Inhalant - Respiratory (inhalation), Inhalant, Patch, Patch - Transdermal, Liquid, Liquid - Oral, Powder, Powder - Oral, Nasal, Spray, metered - Nasal, Spray, metered, Dental; Oral, Patch - Topical

Warnings

There are 20 known major drug interactions with Habitrol.
Common Habitrol Drug Interactions
Drug Name
Risk Level
Description
Aminophylline
Major
The metabolism of Aminophylline can be increased when combined with Nicotine.
Cisplatin
Major
The serum concentration of Cisplatin can be increased when it is combined with Nicotine.
Clofarabine
Major
The serum concentration of Clofarabine can be increased when it is combined with Nicotine.
Cyclophosphamide
Major
The metabolism of Cyclophosphamide can be decreased when combined with Nicotine.
Dalfampridine
Major
The serum concentration of Dalfampridine can be increased when it is combined with Nicotine.
Habitrol Toxicity & Overdose RiskOverdosing on this drug can lead to nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting, sweating, feeling lightheaded, blurred vision and hearing, confusion, fatigue, accelerated heartbeat, breathing difficulties, and low blood pressure. The lowest toxic dose for mice taken orally is 24mg/kg.

Habitrol Novel Uses: Which Conditions Have a Clinical Trial Featuring Habitrol?

Five active studies are currently exploring the potential of Habitrol to alleviate nicotine addiction.
Condition
Clinical Trials
Trial Phases
nicotine
3 Actively Recruiting
Not Applicable, Phase 1, Phase 2
Smoke
0 Actively Recruiting

Habitrol Reviews: What are patients saying about Habitrol?

1Patient Review
8/1/2019
Habitrol for Stop Smoking
I've tried other patches, estrogen, and fentanyl. I also put nitro patches on my father when he needed them. I've never had a problem until now. These things constantly fall off. After putting 3 on, I gave up. PLEASE don't waste your money on these buy nicoderm patches instead--they stay on much better!
1Patient Review
8/1/2019
Habitrol for Stop Smoking
I've tried other patches before, like estrogen and fentanyl. I also took care of my father an put nitro patches on him. I've NEVER had a problem till now. These things constantly fall off. After putting 3 on I gave up. PLEASE don't waste your $$$ on these buy nicoderm they stay on GREAT!
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Patient Q&A Section about habitrol

These questions and answers are submitted by anonymous patients, and have not been verified by our internal team.

Is Habitrol a nicotine?

"The nicotine patch works by delivering a steady dose of nicotine to the body over a 24-hour period. The dose is gradually reduced until the person no longer craves nicotine and can stop using the medication. This medication is most effective when used with a comprehensive program to quit smoking."

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What are the side effects of Habitrol patches?

"If you experience mild itching, redness, burning, or stinging at the application site, this is normal. However, if the redness does not go away after four days, stop using the product and tell your doctor. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, flushing, heartburn, or headache."

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What is Habitrol used for?

"You can use Habitrol to help you quit smoking and also to help reduce withdrawal symptoms. Habitrol may also be useful for other purposes not listed in the medication guide."

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Is Habitrol better than Nicoderm?

"The Nicoderm system gave people higher levels of nicotine in their blood, especially during the first 8 hours after putting on the patch. The Nicoderm system also caused more fluctuation in nicotine levels than Habitrol."

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Clinical Trials for Habitrol