Although Nicoderm® CQ® (nicotine patch) is unlikely to react with other medications, several medicines may be affected by smoking cessation. For example, if you are taking a benzodiazepine, you may experience more sedation and drowsiness from the benzodiazepine medication when you stop smoking.
Other medications that may be affected by stopping smoking include beta blockers, insulin, and olanzapine, just to name a few.
To help avoid these and other potential drug interactions with Nicoderm CQ, make sure your healthcare provider is aware of any other prescription or nonprescription medications you are taking, as well as any herbal supplements or vitamins.
(Click Nicoderm CQ Drug Interactions for an in-depth look at how beta blockers, insulin, and other products may be affected when you stop smoking. This article also describes the steps to take to help minimize your risk for these problems.)