Only one nicotine patch should be applied once a day to an area on the upper body or upper outer arm that is non-hairy, intact, non-irritated, clean, and dry.

After 24 hours, the old patch should be removed and discarded and a new patch applied. It is very important to apply the patch to a new site on the body and avoid any unnecessary contact with the medicated part of the skin.

If you need to, you can shave a small area of skin and apply the 2baconil™ Patch to it.

In certain rare cases, the skin might show redness and/or itching sensation at the site of patch application, which should subside in a few hours. If the skin redness / irritation prolongs after six hours, remove the patch and wash the site of application with water. Try another site of application the next day. If similar discomfort situation arises, consult your doctor.

Nicotine is toxic in higher doses; therefore other formulations should be used only after consulting your doctor.

You can reapply the patch on same site of application with little pressure. If you have followed the directions and the patch still doesn’t stick to you, try using medical adhesive tape over the patch.

Nausea, vomiting, heartburn, headache and insomnia are common side effects and are possible in first few days of application. It can also be due to application of patch on wrong site or use of higher dose patch. If the side effects continue, you could try lowering the dose and/or consult your doctor.

Your initial dose and duration of therapy can depend on a number of factors such as weight, number of cigarettes you smoke, and various medical conditions. Speak with your doctor or pharmacist before beginning a nicotine patch therapy. It is important to use this medication on a regular schedule. If you miss a dose of this medication, take your next scheduled dose. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.

Water won’t harm the 2baconil™ patch you’re wearing. You can bathe, shower, swim or use a hot tub for short periods while you’re wearing the 2baconil™ patch.

Remove the 2baconil™ patch two (2) hours before engaging in prolonged, strenuous exercise, as this may increase nicotine adsorption through the skin. It will differ from person to person.

Completing the full 12-week step down program is important. The step down treatment period allows you to gradually reduce the amount of nicotine you get, rather than stopping suddenly, and will increase your chances of quitting successfully.

The 2baconil™ patch is very safe when used as directed – there is little risk of becoming dependent. With Nicotine Replacement Therapy, blood concentrations of nicotine peak more slowly, reaching much lower levels than when you smoke. You don’t experience the nicotine “rush,” but you also don’t experience the painful cravings and withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting.

As with any medication, there are precautions to take. It’s very important to read the package and the insert that comes with the 2baconil™ product. You may wish to contact your local pharmacist or physician to find out more about 2baconil™.

Check with your doctor before using 2baconil™ patches if you have or have had any of the following:

1. a heart attack (myocardial infarction)
2. irregular heart beat (arrhythmia)
3. high blood pressure
4. thyroid problems
5. stomach problem
6. treatment of circulation disorder of the brain
7. heart disease
8. skin diseases
9. rashes from adhesive tape or bandages
10. allergies to drugs
11. heart pain (angina)
12. stroke
13. kidney or liver disease
14. stomach ulcers
15. diabetes requiring insulin
16. blood circulation problems

Do not worry if you slip. A slip is not necessarily a fall. We know how hard it is to quit smoking so if you do slip, don’t beat yourself up. There are bound to be some weak moments when you are quitting. One cigarette doesn’t mean that you’ve relapsed and so commit to starting again.

You should not use 2baconil™ patches if you:

1. Continue to smoke, chew tobacco, use snuff, nicotine chewing gum or other nicotine-containing products.
2. Are an occasional or non-smoker.
3. Are pregnant or nursing.
4. Have a generalized skin condition (e.g., hives, rash).
5. Have ever had an allergic reaction to 2baconil™ or nicotine.

2baconil™ is available with or without a prescription

If you are a long term smoker and have ever tried quitting for even a short period, you most likely would have noticed an alteration in your bowel habit. It is a common complaint among smokers who quit cigarettes in that they become constipated. Often it is not constipation in the medical sense. Rather it is a slight alteration of bowel habit from the norm where you pass stool less frequently or less easily than you did when you were smoking.

In fact, it is more likely to occur if you had the habit of smoking while on the toilet or just before going in for a bowel movement. So is it just your mind playing tricks on your body? While there is a psychological component to alterations in bowel habit after quitting cigarettes, there is also a physiological explanation for it.

Nicotine acts on receptors in the bowel wall to speed up contractions that moves food through the gut. Similarly, it can affect the major pushing movements that characterize the defecation process. Naturally when you quit smoking the process is slightly disturbed from what you were accustomed to. Your bowel movement may actually return to a normal state for your body yet to you as a previously long term smoker it may appear abnormal.

You will experience some strange sensations when you quit smoking that some people think are breathing problems. But they are not. It is just your body adapting to now having more oxygen, your airways being less irritated and your lungs trying to expel some of the toxins that accumulated over the years. It even is a sign of relief for your heart that has to work less hard to distribute oxygenated blood. In other words “it’s all good” but you should discuss your concerns with a doctor.

Air, Oxygen Distribution and Breathing
Before you quit smoking you were living is a state of hypoxia. This means that you were in a low oxygen state during the years of your nicotine dependence. You thought it was normal and indeed your body adapted to it. Oxygen is carried by the red blood cells in the body. Your bone marrow compensated by producing more red blood cells. Your blood carried higher than normal number of red blood cells. And your heart worked harder to distribute the blood. Even your lungs had to work faster and harder to bring in more oxygen. After you quit smoking, many of these hindrances fall away.