22. Relative Efficacy

Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence: 2008 Update Overview
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Medication Number of arms Estimated odds ratio (95% C.I.)
Nicotine Patch (reference group) 32 1.0
Varenicline (2 mg/day) 5 1.6
(1.3, 2.0)
Patch (long-term; >14 weeks) + NRT (gum or spray) 3 1.9
(1.3, 2.7)
Patch + Bupropion SR 3 1.3
(1.0, 1.8)

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Internet Citation: 22. Relative Efficacy. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/clinicians-providers/guidelines-recommendations/tobacco/clinicians/presentations/2008update-overview/slide22.html