158. Treatment Recommendations: Medications-Relative Effectiveness (Co

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Treatment Recommendations: Medications—Relative Effectiveness

Meta-analysis (2008): Effectiveness and abstinence rates of medications relative to the nicotine patch (n = 86 studies).

MedicationNumber of armsEstimated odds ratio (95% C. I.)
Nicotine Patch (reference group)321.0
Monotherapies  
Clonidine31.1 (0.6, 2.0)
Bupropion SR261.0 (0.9, 1.2)
Long-Term Nicotine Patch (> 14 weeks)101.0 (0.9, 1.2)
Nortriptyline50.9 (0.6, 1.4)
Nicotine Gum150.8 (0.6, 1.0)

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Internet Citation: 158. Treatment Recommendations: Medications-Relative Effectiveness (Co: 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/slide158.html