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#1 delfargo

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Posted 30 April 2012 - 03:02 PM

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#2 greenlover

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:38 AM

With buying Nicoderm you're paying for those cutesty commericials-to me their almost the same but the name brand ones are smaller. Basically its in your attitude how they'll work.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 02:58 AM

They are the same enough that you are better off with the additional $13 in your pocket.

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Posted 01 May 2012 - 03:03 AM

I used Nicoderm and Walgreen's brand. As far as I could tell thy were identical, same manufacturer, same packaging, same appearance, etc, etc, etc. The only difference was Walgreens cost half as much.
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Posted 01 May 2012 - 01:40 PM

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#6 Zskillit

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Posted 02 May 2012 - 04:52 PM

I used both the generic and Nicoderm during my 10 week quit, and they worked exactly the same for me. Go with the cheaper ones for sure! And good luck! The first box is the hardest, adjusting to it. Then after that the only hard part is adjusting to each new patch, only takes a few days for each one. You got this man.

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Posted 04 May 2012 - 10:50 PM

I have tried both generic and brand names, and found one major difference (at least on the ones I've tried): Adhesion! The generic ones do not stick nearly as well as compared to the brand names. HOWEVER, I still use the generic ones, only I use paper tape (which I get at the dollar store) to cover the entire patch, so the entire patch is pressed to the skin. The generic patches I buy are at Target - and are basically $29 as opposed to $42 for the brand name. They tend to stick up at the corners, though - so the nicotine is not touching the skin - and so the tape is my solution. Make sure you get paper tape though (the kind for wounds) - otherwise you end up with a bunch of gummy stuff on your skin. I quit once for 3 1/2 using the patches, and again for 2 1/2 years - but started again this year. Now I could kick myself, but oh well - what is done is done. Now I can't get off the patch....argh! :x

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Posted 08 May 2012 - 03:01 PM

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Posted 18 May 2012 - 12:23 AM

Hello,
I am new to this site, and I can proudly say that I have not smoked in 4 days using the patch! As far
As your question about generic vs. brand name, they are the same. The only difference is that the
Generic brands from what I have heard don't stick very well. I guess you could make or buy an arm banband that won't affect circulation of course to keep it in place. Hope this helps"

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Posted 17 August 2012 - 08:12 PM

I have tried both generic and brand names, and found one major difference (at least on the ones I've tried): Adhesion! The generic ones do not stick nearly as well as compared to the brand names. HOWEVER, I still use the generic ones, only I use paper tape (which I get at the dollar store) to cover the entire patch, so the entire patch is pressed to the skin. The generic patches I buy are at Target - and are basically $29 as opposed to $42 for the brand name. They tend to stick up at the corners, though - so the nicotine is not touching the skin - and so the tape is my solution. Make sure you get paper tape though cialis online (the kind for wounds) - otherwise you end up with a bunch of gummy stuff on your skin. I quit once for 3 1/2 using the patches, and again for 2 1/2 years - but started again this year. Now I could kick myself, but oh well - what is done is done. Now I can't get off the patch....argh! :x


I don't think there is so much differences between them.. I would love to know if there is any!
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:00 AM

I have tried both generic and brand names, and found one major difference (at least on the ones I've tried): Adhesion! The generic ones do not stick nearly as well as compared to the brand names. HOWEVER, I still use the generic ones, only I use paper tape (which I get at the dollar store) to cover the entire patch, so the entire patch is pressed to the skin. The generic patches I buy are at Target - and are basically $29 as opposed to $42 for the brand name. They tend to stick up at the corners, though - so the nicotine is not touching the skin - and so the tape is my solution. Make sure you get paper tape though (the kind for wounds) - otherwise you end up with a bunch of gummy stuff on your skin. I quit once for 3 1/2 using the patches, and again for 2 1/2 years - but started again this year. Now I could kick myself, but oh well - what is done is done. Now I can't get off the patch....argh! :x


the equate from wal-mart I swam at the beach with no peeling. however they do leave a residue. I wish I had gotten them again instead of the CVS brand I can't make them stick for anything.
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Posted 08 December 2012 - 06:06 AM

Thats the thing with the cheap ones-I used duct tape to keep mine on. But yeah the name brand ones are smaller but its like other said you're paying for the "name". But yeah attitude also helps.
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Posted 30 April 2013 - 12:00 AM

I went with Nicoderm which I bought at Costco. I'm on a 10 week program. You can buy 21 patches for about 56.00. This is the price for step one. So 6 weeks of that and 4 weeks to step down.

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Posted 30 April 2013 - 01:10 AM

The nicoderm ones were smaller & had better glue or they did in 98. But yeah like most here have said you're paying for the ads & the name. Plus if you think they suck they will.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:21 PM

I have used both. I swear by Nicoderm CQ clears over the tan ones. Until I had gotten my hands on the Walgreen's brand. As far as the non brand or store brands I noticed two things. 1. was they fell off all the time. Having to tape and everything means that the skin has to reabsorb the nicotine. 2. Is that all the non name brands other then Walgreen's brand seem to not have that kick and full feeling of the nicotine.

I had been able to quit using the patch but started up a year later due to stress.. The patch used to get me so High and was great!!.. I'm taking Chantix right now and have to say that is the easiest way to quit so far. In fact I had started using the patch when I was first started Chantix. I feel the same on Chantix as I did with the 21 Mg patch. No cravings what so ever even when I drink. Been smoke free for almost a month.

I always have a patch on standby in cause as a safety net.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:21 PM

I have used both. I swear by Nicoderm CQ clears over the tan ones. Until I had gotten my hands on the Walgreen's brand. As far as the non brand or store brands I noticed two things. 1. was they fell off all the time. Having to tape and everything means that the skin has to reabsorb the nicotine. 2. Is that all the non name brands other then Walgreen's brand seem to not have that kick and full feeling of the nicotine.

I had been able to quit using the patch but started up a year later due to stress.. The patch used to get me so High and was great!!.. I'm taking Chantix right now and have to say that is the easiest way to quit so far. In fact I had started using the patch when I was first started Chantix. I feel the same on Chantix as I did with the 21 Mg patch. No cravings what so ever even when I drink. Been smoke free for almost a month.

I always have a patch on standby in cause as a safety net.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 02:22 PM

I have used both. I swear by Nicoderm CQ clears over the tan ones. Until I had gotten my hands on the Walgreen's brand. As far as the non brand or store brands I noticed two things. 1. was they fell off all the time. Having to tape and everything means that the skin has to reabsorb the nicotine. 2. Is that all the non name brands other then Walgreen's brand seem to not have that kick and full feeling of the nicotine.

I had been able to quit using the patch but started up a year later due to stress.. The patch used to get me so High and was great!!.. I'm taking Chantix right now and have to say that is the easiest way to quit so far. In fact I had started using the patch when I was first started Chantix. I feel the same on Chantix as I did with the 21 Mg patch. No cravings what so ever even when I drink. Been smoke free for almost a month.

I always have a patch on standby in cause as a safety net.

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 10:28 PM

I did step one with nicoderm CQ, for step two and three I purchased the CVS brand. They were having a sale. I found the info in the CVS brand to be very informative, way more than Nicoderm. I have no problems of any sort with the habitrol brand.

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 11:53 PM

I've been using the Walgreens brand with good luck, and no issues with "stickeyness" problems—shower and all.  There was a sale on CVS, but I still have a few patches, and now that I've read these comments, I think I'll get more of the Walgreens brand.


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