Second Line Medications

Clonidine and nortriptyline are listed in the PHS guidelines as second-line drugs, and both have been shown to have significant effects on cessation compared with placebo (Fiore et al., 2008). Nortriptyline is generally titrated up to 75 to 100 mg/day and used for 8 to 12 weeks. It has the advantage of being quite inexpensive, but drug levels may be needed to avoid toxicity. Clonidine patches, 0.2 mg/day, are recommended for up to 10 weeks and should be started 1 week before the quit date. Clonidine's side effects of drowsiness may limit its usefulness in many patients. Neither is FDA approved for smoking cessation.

The Smoker's Sanctuary

The Smoker's Sanctuary

Save Your Lungs And Never Have To Spend A Single Cent Of Ciggies Ever Again. According to a recent report from the U.S. government. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than twenty percent of male and female adults in the U.S. smoke cigarettes, while more than eighty percent of them light up a cigarette daily.

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