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Table 6 NRT regimens prescribed during the third NRT episode, according to year of start of episode

From: General practitioner prescribing of single and combination nicotine replacement therapy in the UK: a retrospective database study

NRT products Total 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
  N= 1,926 N= 15 N= 195 N= 449 N= 748 N= 519
  n % n % n % n % n % n %
Patch only 881 45.74 9 60.00 112 57.44 234 52.12 317 42.38 209 40.27
Patch and gum 70 3.63 0 0.00 4 2.05 12 2.67 33 4.41 21 4.05
Patch and tablet 16 0.83 0 0.00 4 2.05 2 0.45 6 0.80 4 0.77
Patch and inhalator 259 13.45 3 20.00 27 13.85 61 13.59 94 12.57 74 14.26
Patch and lozenge 83 4.31 0 0.00 4 2.05 17 3.79 38 5.08 24 4.62
Patch and oral spray 59 3.06 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 28 3.74 31 5.97
Patch and nasal spray 5 0.26 0 0.00 0 0.00 0 0.00 3 0.40 2 0.39
Other monotherapy* 434 22.53 3 20.00 37 18.97 109 24.28 166 22.19 119 22.93
Other dual therapy* 35 1.82 0 0.00 1 0.51 5 1.11 19 2.54 10 1.93
≥ 3 types of NRT 84 4.36 0 0.00 6 3.08 9 2.00 44 5.88 25 4.82
  1. *Non-patch products including gum, tablet, inhalator, lozenge, oral spray or nasal spray on their own or in combination with one other non-patch product.