Nicotine patches in Chile? Need help asap!

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fadgaget
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Nicotine patches in Chile? Need help asap!

Post by fadgaget » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:33 pm

Hi all, I'm having really bad withdrawal to quit smoking. Where can I get nicotine patches in Santiago and do you need a prescription for them?

I feel miserable :(

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Re: Nicotine patches in Chile? Need help asap!

Post by fadgaget » Thu Dec 14, 2017 3:35 pm

Also, I am willing to go in person and buy it from any expat here TODAY if possible. I only need 1-2 patches, not the whole box.

VERY appreciated to anyone who can help!

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Post by HybridAmbassador » Thu Dec 14, 2017 4:56 pm

Till you find the Nicotine patch, just light up a "cigar" take a draw but to stay in your mouth then exhale, do not inhale.
Repeat the puffing several times. That will keep you satiated till you find the patch..2 cents
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Re: Nicotine patches in Chile? Need help asap!

Post by Julito » Thu Dec 14, 2017 5:09 pm

A year ago I hunted for patches in Santiago, unsuccessfully. Nicotine gum was available at numerous pharmacies "because that's what Chileans prefer". No prescription required.

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Post by fadgaget » Thu Dec 14, 2017 8:10 pm

Update: I called every farmacia, went in person to a few, even went to the cruz verde inside clinica indisa just in case - No one has pataches. According to the cruz verde customer service they no longer receive patches into the country, supposedly.

I was able to buy nicorette gum after several customer service reps told me I needed a receta. Something told me to try anyway without one and sure enough they sold it to me without a receta. Smh.

I had never tried the gum and I had tingling sensations in my mouth that felt really weird and scared me. So basically I just paid 15,999 for a small pack of gum that I cannot use.

Sigh. :/

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Re: Nicotine patches in Chile? Need help asap!

Post by Julito » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:03 am

The tingling is normal, it recedes as you keep chewing.

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Re: Nicotine patches in Chile? Need help asap!

Post by fraggle092 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 8:42 am

What worked for me was Vaping
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