can predispose the heart to irregular rhythms (arrhythmia
). The risk of arrhythmia is more when substances like nicotine
or excessive caffeine are taken. Hence the use of nicotine patches are contraindicated in people who have hyperthyroidism/ Graves disease. The amount of nicotine in a patch is high and if the absorption is variable due to any reason, it can be risky.
You may consult your physician or psychiatrist
for alternate delivery methods like lozenges or gums that may be relatively safer. They may prescribe it to you after ensuring that your thyroid hormone levels are controlled.