162. Treatment Recommendations: Medications-Over the Counter Medicatio

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update

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Treatment Recommendations: Medications—Over the Counter Medications

Meta-analysis (2000): Effectiveness and estimated abstinence rates for over-the-counter nicotine patch therapy (n = 3 studies)

OTC therapyNumber of armsEstimated odds ratio (95% C. I.)Estimated Abstinence rate (95% C. I.)
Placebo31.06.7
Over-the-counter nicotine patch therapy31.8 (1.2, 2.8)11.8 (7.5, 16.0)

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Internet Citation: 162. Treatment Recommendations: Medications-Over the Counter Medicatio: 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/slide162.html