122. Treatment Recommendations: Medications (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Meta-analysis (2008): Effectiveness and abstinence rates for various medications and medication combinations compared to placebo at 6-months post-quit (n = 86 studies)

Medication Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.) Estimated abstinence rate (95% C.I.)
Placebo 80 1.0 13.8
Monotherapies      
Bupropion SR 26 2.0 (1.8, 2.2) 24.2 (22.2, 26.4)
Nicotine Patch (6-14 weeks) 32 1.9 (1.7, 2.2) 23.4 (21.3, 25.8)
Long-Term Nicotine Patch (> 14 weeks) 10 1.9 (1.7, 2.3) 23.7 (21.0, 26.6)
Nortriptyline 5 1.8 (1.3, 2.6) 22.5 (16.8, 29.4)
Nicotine Gum (6-14 weeks) 15 1.5 (1.2, 1.7) 19.0 (16.5, 21.9)

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