NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde Area Drug and Therapeutics Committee
Greater Glasgow and Clyde Medicines
Medicines Update

Smoking Cessation: NRT Brand

Following a national tendering process, the preferred brand of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) for Smokefree services will be Nicotinell®.  From 1st March 2017, please start any new NRT clients on products from the Nicotinell range.  Clients already started on Niquitin® can complete their quit attempt on Niquitin.


The products available are:

  • Nicotinell patch – 24hr patch – 21mg, 14mg and 7mg 
  • Nicotinell Gum – 2mg/4mg
  • Nicotinell Lozenge – 1mg/2mg 


If a mini lozenge is required please use Niquitin minis.


The Nicotinell quit programme lasts ofor 12 weeks.  Products can be used as single therapy or if dual NRT is required (client smokes 20 or more cigarettes per day) patch and a second product can be given for the 12 week quit attempt.


Inhalators and nasal sprays should not be used unless this has been agreed with the Smokefree pharmacy team.


If you have any queries please contact the smokefree pharmacy team on pharmacyhit@ggc.scot.nhs.uk or 0141 201 4945.



Published 21/02/2017