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I just put on a 21 mg nicotine patch and just wondered if anyone knows, is the adhesive on the patch gluten free? I am allergic to the adhesive but will put up with the itching and blisters in order to quit smoking. I am too scared not to quit now. I tried the gum and it didn't work and will not use chantix. but just wondered if I will also have to put up with being glutoned until I can stop using the patch.

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Try a different brand of patches. When I was useing patches there were a couple that were fine but some would do the same thing to me. If you have itching and blisters where the medicated portion of the patch is rather than just where the adhesive contacts your skin you might not be able to use them.

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I just put on a 21 mg nicotine patch and just wondered if anyone knows, is the adhesive on the patch gluten free? I am allergic to the adhesive but will put up with the itching and blisters in order to quit smoking. I am too scared not to quit now. I tried the gum and it didn't work and will not use chantix. but just wondered if I will also have to put up with being glutoned until I can stop using the patch.

You will not be glutened by a topical patch as gluten does not absorb into the skin. The nicotine is formulated for absorption but, even if there were gluten in a patch (which I doubt), it wouldn't pass through. I used the Nicorette Fast Melts and they worked pretty good. They are gluten free. I am not sure which way is better but I think it depends on the individual person and their smoking habits. I wish you luck but I don't know if I would put up with an allergy and all the itching, etc. if there were something else to try. I have yet to find any gluten in any of the quit smoking products I looked at.

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Thank you to both of you for replying. I am just allergic to the adhesive. I'm allergic to tape as well, the itching from the patch has gone away. maybe I just needed to get used to it. I still want a cigarett in the worst way but am determined to quit smoking.

Thanks for your help.

sherry.

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Thank you to both of you for replying. I am just allergic to the adhesive. I'm allergic to tape as well, the itching from the patch has gone away. maybe I just needed to get used to it. I still want a cigarett in the worst way but am determined to quit smoking.

Thanks for your help.

sherry.

Good luck, Lady,and hang in there. I feel your pain! :o

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Have you seen those electric cigarettes that put out water vapor instead of smoke? I have friends that have used those and loved them but I don't know if the nicoteine they deliver is gluten-free. It might be somehting else to try anyway. I'm allergic to the adhesives in most bandages too and there's not way I would "just put up with it". Try a different brand or other options before you decide to just put up with it.

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