120. Treatment Recommendations: Medications (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Coding rules for medication duration and dose (Continued)

Nicotine Inhaler and
Nasal Spray
Usual duration Up to 6 months
  Long duration > 6 months
Bupropion SR Usual duration Up to 14 weeks
  Usual dose/day 150 mg once daily or twice daily
Varenicline Usual duration Up to 14 weeks
  Usual dose/day 1 mg daily or 1 mg twice daily (analyzed separately)

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Internet Citation: 120. Treatment Recommendations: Medications (Continued). October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-full/slide120.html