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addictions:nicotine [2020/05/04 13:35]
psychdb [Table]
addictions:nicotine [2020/05/04 13:37]
psychdb [Pharmacology]
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 ===== Investigations ===== ===== Investigations =====
 ===== Treatment ===== ===== Treatment =====
-==== Pharmacology ​===== +==== Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) ===== 
-Treatment is recommended with either nicotine replacement ​or pharmacotherapy such as [[meds:​nicotinic:​varenicline|varenicline]] or [[meds:​antidepressants:​ndri:​bupropion|bupropion]].+Treatment is recommended with either nicotine replacement ​first, followed by non-nicotine ​pharmacotherapy such as [[meds:​nicotinic:​varenicline|varenicline]] or [[meds:​antidepressants:​ndri:​bupropion|bupropion]].
  
 <panel type="​info"​ title="​Nicotine Dosing"​ footer="​Reminders:​ (1) Nicotine patches are the mainstay of withdrawal therapy and should be maximized first! (2) When using the gum, remember to: chew, chew, park" no-body="​true"​ subtitle="">​ <panel type="​info"​ title="​Nicotine Dosing"​ footer="​Reminders:​ (1) Nicotine patches are the mainstay of withdrawal therapy and should be maximized first! (2) When using the gum, remember to: chew, chew, park" no-body="​true"​ subtitle="">​
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 </​panel>​ </​panel>​
  
 +==== Medications ====
 +If withdrawal symptoms (e.g. - cravings, irritability,​ frustration,​ anger, anxiety, difficulty concentrating,​ and/or restlessness) continue despite NRT, consider adding non-nicotine pharamcotherapies such as [[meds:​antidepressants:​ndri:​bupropion|bupropion]] SR.
  
 ===== Differential Diagnosis ===== ===== Differential Diagnosis =====