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Table 1 Chronological pattern of medication dose (in weeks) for users of Quit 51 smoking cessation service according to pharmacotherapy prescribed and the prescription route (through pharmacy or other)

From: An examination of user costs in relation to smokers using a cessation service based in the UK

Treatment (prescription pathway) Chronological pattern of dosing covering 12 weeks of service use (dose quantity in weeks) Max. no. of doses
NRT (all) 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 12
Varenicline (pharmacy) 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 + 2 6
Varenicline (any route other than pharmacy) 2 + 2 + 4 + 4 4
Bupropion (all) 2 + 2 + 4 3