162. Treatment Recommendations: Medications-Over the Counter Medications (Continued)

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update
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Meta-analysis (2000): Effectiveness and estimated abstinence rates for over-the-counter nicotine patch therapy (n = 3 studies)

OTC therapy Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C. I.) Estimated Abstinence rate (95% C. I.)
Placebo 3 1.0 6.7
Over-the-counter nicotine patch therapy 3 1.8 (1.2, 2.8) 11.8 (7.5, 16.0)

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