What it is:
Prescription medication, often taken in the form of pills, can help reduce your withdrawal symptoms and reduce your urge to smoke.
How it works:
Some medications are taken before you actually quit smoking. Some can be taken in conjunction with other Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) methods. It totally depends on which prescription your doctor recommends and what type of program you’re set up with.
The first thing you need to do is talk to your doctor or a Health Care Professional. Once they have enough information about your particular situation, they can recommend a program of action that’s right for you. Prescription medications can have side effects associated with them, so it’s important that you’re honest and open with your doctor so they can recommend the right program.
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