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SmithKline Beecham OTC Nicorette labeling contraindicates use of nicotine patches.

Executive Summary

NICORETTE OTC LABELING CONTRAINDICATES USE OF NICOTINE PATCHES and stresses complete cessation of smoking, chewing tobacco or snuff use before beginning the therapy. The label for the SmithKline Beecham product also warns to "ask your doctor before use if you: are under 18 years of age; have heart disease, recent heart attack, or irregular heartbeat...have high blood pressure not controlled with medication...have stomach ulcer or take insulin for diabetes" or "take prescription medicine for depression or asthma."



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