120. Treatment Recommendations: Medications (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Treatment Recommendations: Medications (Continued)

Coding rules for medication duration and dose (Continued)

Nicotine Inhaler and
Nasal Spray
Usual durationUp to 6 months
 Long duration> 6 months
Bupropion SRUsual durationUp to 14 weeks
 Usual dose/day150 mg once daily or twice daily
VareniclineUsual durationUp to 14 weeks
 Usual dose/day1 mg daily or 1 mg twice daily (analyzed separately)

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Internet Citation: 120. 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/slide120.html