Table 2.

Signs of Toxicity After Exposure to Transdermal Nicotine Patches in 36 Children

Oral Exposures*(N = 18)Dermal Exposures†(N = 18)
No symptoms13  (72%)No symptoms9  (50%)
Burning tongue2Nausea/vomiting7
Gag/vomit2Dizzy/lethargic3
Fussiness1Skin irritation2
Fatigue1Pallor1
Diarrhea1
Tachycardia1
Fussiness1
  • * One child in the oral exposures group had both vomiting and fussiness.

  • Four children in the dermal exposures group had two or more symptoms.