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I got the wrong nicotine patch. It's too strong. Can I cut

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I got the wrong nicotine patch. It's too strong. Can I cut it in half to get a lower dose?
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No. The patch has a special layered film and structure that releases the nicotine at the designated rate.

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If you cut it in half the nicotine could come out way too fast.

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Best to go buy the correct dosage patch and, maybe, give these patches to a friend who can use them.

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