ABSTRACT. Objective. To describe the circumstances, medical complications, and outcomes of children exposed to a transdermal nicotine patch (TNP).Design. Prospective case series; postmarketing surveillance study over a 24-month period.Setting. Results. Reports were received concerning 36 exposures to TNP in children younger than 16 years old (mean: 3 years old). Eighteen of these TNP exposures were dermal; 18 additional children had bitten, chewed, or swallowed part of a patch. All four commercial brands of T…
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