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Medication Overview

Last activity on July 22, 2024

Nicotine Replacement Therapy – Individualised Dosing

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Before prescribing NRT to your client, you will need to make sure that the products given are suitable for their level of nicotine dependency. Dependency can be measured using a variety of methods, one being the Heaviness of Smoking Index. Asking these questions on a client’s initial assessment can help to determine which strength and forms of nicotine replacement therapy are appropriate.

Other questions to ask are any past experiences with NRT or experience with withdrawal.

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