119. Treatment Recommendations: Medications (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

Text version of slide presentation.

Treatment Recommendations: Medications (Continued)

Coding rules for medication duration and dose

MedicationCodingMeaning
Nicotine PatchUsual duration6-14 weeks
 Long duration> 14 weeks
 Usual dose/day15mg/16 hours/day
21mg/24 hours/day
 High dose> 25 mg/day
Nicotine GumUsual duration6-14 weeks
 Long duration> 14 weeks

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Current as of June 2009
Internet Citation: 119. Treatment Recommendations: Medications (Continued): Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update. June 2009. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide119.html