Very inferior product
The patches don’t stick properly and whilst other brands have worked well for me with this product I still spend every moment wanting to smoke. I was good on other brands. Save your money.
Purchased in January 2021.
Bought them for $41 a box first box not too bad but second box every second one I put on fell off within 10 minutes and third box I only used about 5 of them as they fell off within seconds and of course I’m still smoking. I don’t recommend them at all.
Purchased in October 2020.
My partner and I purchased these patches and they kept falling off so I have no idea if they work or not. To post this, I was required to rate it so I gave it one star.
Purchased in May 2020 for $39.00.
How do they get away with selling this trash? These patches are garbage - they simply do not stick to one's skin. they fall off and come loose. Honeslty don't waste your money on this crap.
Purchased in November 2019 at Chemist Warehouse for $30.00.
They do work in the long term.
After 48 years of being a smoker, decided it was time to say goodbye to the smokes... The first few days were hell. I decided it just wasn't worth feeling so awful but what could I do about it, I really want to quit. The only strategy that worked for me (and is still working), is to still be able to have at least 3 cigarettes a day..., have cut the patches in half and applied them four hours apart. I noted like many others that the patches do not stick very well so I put sticky tape over them. No nasty side effects with cutting the patches. I...then tried to only have half a patch all day...., nasty, the withdrawals kicked in pretty bad, agitated, all the usual stuff. So back to what works... I have no intention of following the stipulated program of 6 weeks etc I am going to do what works for me if I am to have any hope of totally giving up, even if it takes 6 months of patches, if that's what it takes, so be it.
Purchased in August 2019 for $34.00.
Has side effects and doesn't stick properly but works over time
After 40 years of smoking this is the first choice for me under the PBS and for me the most reasonable way to beat an addiction.
But the transition into the first few weeks have been troublesome with the patches causing skin irritation and large welts on the skin areas although the patches making me not want to smoke. If the patches stick properly and don't irritate you then they do work at stopping you from smoking.
Purchased in June 2019.
The adhesive issue has nothing to do with skin as other patches stick fine to my skin, these are just a crap product. Worse than nicorette. Won't be buying again.
Purchased in May 2019.
Kept falling off
I was using another brand & they were great but my chemist suggested Nicabate so I purchased a 28 pack. I'm really sorry I did, they are not as good as the other brand I was using.
Nicabate patch nausea
Been trying nicabate patches make me feel sick. I'd rather have a cigarette and cough all day then take this crap, there has to be something else gov can do, besides having most expensive smokes in the world.
Won't stick and terrible side affects
The patches wont stick, after about an hr they come loose and the edges lift and then it hardly stays on, you have to constantly press on it to make it stick
I had terrible side affects from about 30m after putting it on. Terrible nausea, weird headaches, racing heartbeat and raised anxiety. Had to take the patch off 3 days in a row as the side affects were so bad.
The fact these are on the PBS is horrible. The government should not be subsidising this product.
Would not recommend and wont use again.
Found this to be the best of all cessation products I've tried. 'Stickier' than other patches on the market, and helped me handle the cravings. Only downside is the skin irritation, but it's a minor issue.
I have tried a bunch of times to quit, like everyone else, we talk ourselves out if it, I’ll just have one, I’ll only smoke when we go out! I decided to quit for New Years resolution, I find it easier when I’m at work, I like the routine, so on January 2 I attempted my quit, I put on a patch, and lasted 6 days without smoking, then I started to really really want a cigarette, (the other problem being my husband is still smoking!) the nonesense that is cravings only last up to 10 minutes is complete nonesense! what I did differently this time, ...I continued to use the patches, I had the odd cigarette, when it got really hard, never more than 5 a day, some days only one. I used will power somewhat, I didn’t smoke at work, only at home. Then after about 2 weeks of smoking i went out for my morning coffee, wasn’t sure if I really wanted one, but you know what it’s like, so I lit one, and immediately put it out, it tasted sooooooo bad, I haven’t smoked since, so, what I’m getting at, this really worked for me, the patches do work, but I think it’s a combination of patch, will power and smoking, until you are ready or the patches have properly kicked in! ive tried patches/cold turkey so many times, this is the first time I feel it’s worked, it’s the first time I actually feel like a non smoker. As for them sticking, I have had no problems, I stick them on a bum cheek, and my knickers keep them pressed against my skin, haven’t had one fall off. I hope this way helps someone else get across the line!
Great assistance in quitting
This product has been great in helping with my gravings while i have been quitting been using this for 4wks now would recomend this product to anyone wishing to give up i smoked 50 plus for 27 years
These are the worst of 3 brands I have tried. They don't stick, they leave gum like glue on my skin that won't wash off and they leave my skin welted, blistered and stinging.
I've not had this problem with any other brands.
The government should look for something much less rubbish before putting it out on the PBS.
I can't imagine how they ever got to market with such a nasty product.
If you put the patches on the outside of your arm they stay all day, I haven't had any problem with them not sticking? I haven't felt like a cigarette at all while wearing them and I know they work as I didn't put one on the other morning and I really wanted a cigarette, as soon as I put a patch on within 10mins the craving was gone! Amazing product, highly recommended it! I take it off before bed as I have heard it can give you nightmares.
Questions & Answers
I have been on the patches for 6 week. I am starting to get pains in my lower back (kidney area). Is this common and what is it doing to me. I don't want to give up the patches as yet because I haven't had a smoke since and think if I stop I will start to crave for on. I have been to my GP and had a test and it came back clear. What should I do?
Hi Ben. I am still using the patches and have not experienced the issue you have mentioned. Check the leaflet if it advises that your experience is a confirmed side effect. The only problem I have is getting them to stick (I used medical tape to hold them in place) and I have had a few minor headaches. No other issues.
Is there any diffrence beetween pre quit patches and the 21 mg or 14mg patch and would it be safer smoking while on 14mg patch rather pre quit if not why can i smoke on pre quit and not others said thanks
Not sure. I was on the 21mg patches and smoked at the same time as I was gradully reducing my smoking. If you smoke too much while on the patches, you can get head aches, so the lower mg the better. I however only smoked half cigarettes at a time while on patches.
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