Quit Smoking Treatments

Get assessed by your pharmacist to get an effective new prescription to quit smoking.

$39 Per Consultation

Review your symptoms and health history with a pharmacist to receive a new prescription and medication to quit smoking, all in one visit.

How a Scripted Visit Works

Requesting a Scripted consultation is easy, your pharmacist is there to help.

Select a treatment and complete a digital self-assessment including medical history, symptoms, medications.

A pharmacist will have an in person consultation with you in the pharmacy.

If appropriate, the pharmacist will issue you a new prescription and fill or administer treatment in the same visit.

What is Smoking Cessation?

Smoking cessation is the process to quit smoking a tobacco product. Due to the addictive properties of products such as tobacco, that contain nicotine, quitting can be difficult to do. 

Why is it beneficial to quit smoking?

Tobacco use is estimated to cause over 6 million deaths every year, making it the lead preventable cause of death. Smoking is harmful to your body in many ways. Smoking greatly increases the chance of getting heart disease, lung disease, and cancer. Smoking also increases the chance of having a heart attack, a stroke, or clogged arteries. The consequences of smoking can be devastating to your health, but quitting smoking can reduce your risk for developing these health conditions. It is never too late to quit smoking. 

What you should know

Our platform guides pharmacists to review the answers you provide to the Scripted self-assessment questions to help you select the right option for you.

We use evidence based guidelines and protocols to ask you the right questions that will assess whether it’s safe for your pharmacist to prescribe or if you should be referred to a doctor, nurse, or specialist.

Quit Smoking FAQ's

Allergic rhinitis symptoms can be managed in the following ways:

  • Showering before bed to avoid pollen from getting onto sheets
  • Closing windows during pollen season
  • Changing your clothes when coming inside
  • Using a dryer rather than drying clothes on a clothesline outdoors

 

Additionally, there are many medications available for the management of allergic rhinitis:

  • Nasal saline sprays and irrigations
    • Help with mild symptoms and works by washing allergens out of nasal passages
  • Steroid nasal sprays
    • Most effective maintenance therapy, has minimal side effects, and is the best option for nasal congestion
  • Oral antihistamines
    • Best for itching, sneezing, and runny nose
  • Antihistamine nasal sprays
    • Can help with nasal congestion
  • Combination medications
    • Helpful for patients who do not sufficiently respond to therapy with one agent

Certain populations have been identified as being at higher risk for having allergic rhinitis, including patients with a family history, male sex, being born during pollen season, being a firstborn, and exposure to indoor allergens, such as dust. Additionally, allergic rhinitis is present more frequently in patients with certain other conditions, including asthma and eczema. 

Most nicotine withdrawal symptoms typically peak within a few days and subside after a few weeks. 

 

The most common symptoms of nicotine withdrawal include:

  • Craving a cigarette or tobacco product
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Anger
  • Headache
  • Increased appetite
  • Weight gain

 

Other symptoms of nicotine withdrawal may occur, such as:

  • Trouble sleeping
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression
  • Sweating

Different smoking cessation treatments have different desired quit dates. Most treatments will require a quit date within 1-2 weeks of starting treatment to be fully effective. Treatment typically lasts 3-6 months. 

Smoking cessation can be treated by a variety of medication options and lifestyle changes. The best treatment for you will depend on your medication preference, other health conditions, how many cigarettes you smoke each day, and how soon after waking you smoke your first cigarette. Nicotine gum, lozenge, and patches can be purchased over the counter for smoking cessation, while other treatment options are prescription only. Many patients will be treated with a combination of smoking cessation agents. 

If you are eligible for treatment, your pharmacist can issue one of the following prescription medications.

Generic Medication Name

Medication Strength

Brand Medication Name

Do I need a prescription?

Bupropion SR

150 mg

Zyban

Yes

Nicotine gum

2 mg, 4 mg

Nicorette

No

Nicotine inhaler

10 mg

Nicotrol

Yes

Nicotine lozenge

2mg, 4 mg

Nicorette

No

Nicotine nasal spray

0.5 mg/actuation

Nicotrol NS

Yes

Nicotine patch 

21 mg/day, 14 mg/day, 7 mg/day

NicoDerm

No

Varenicline

0.5 mg, 1 mg

Chantix

Yes

Can I be seen through Scripted to quit smoking?

Most adults who currently smoke or use nicotine products can be seen through Scripted for smoking cessation. 

Review the eligibility summary below to see if you are a candidate or if you should be seen by a doctor:

Common symptoms of nicotine withdrawal include:

  • Craving a cigarette or tobacco product
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Weight gain
  • Anger or irritability 

References

  1. Barua RS, Rigotti NA, Benowitz NL, et al. 2018 ACC Expert Consensus Decision Pathway on Tobacco Cessation Treatment: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Task Force on Clinical Expert Consensus Documents. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2018;72(25):3332-3365. 

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