NICOTINE (NIK oh teen) helps people stop smoking. The lozenges replace the nicotine found in cigarettes and help to decrease withdrawal effects. It is most effective when used in combination with a stop-smoking program.
Place the lozenge in the mouth. Suck on the lozenge until it is completely dissolved. Do not swallow the lozenge. Follow the directions carefully that come with the lozenge. Use exactly as directed. Do not use the lozenges more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
changes in hearing
changes in vision
fast, irregular heartbeat
feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
nervousness or restlessness
trouble sleeping or vivid dreams
medicines for asthma
medicines for blood pressure
medicines for mental depression
This does not apply.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Protect from heat and light. Throw away unused medicine after the expiration date.
They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
heart disease, angina, irregular heartbeat or previous heart attack
high blood pressure
lung disease, including asthma
seizures or history of seizures
stomach problems or ulcers
an unusual or allergic reaction to nicotine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Always carry the nicotine lozenges with you. You should begin using the nicotine lozenges the day you stop smoking. It is okay if you do not succeed with your attempt to quit and have a cigarette. You can still continue your quit attempt and keep using the product as directed. Just throw away your cigarettes and get back to your quit plan.
If you are a diabetic and you quit smoking, the effects of insulin may be increased and you may need to reduce your insulin dose. Check with your doctor or health care professional about how you should adjust your insulin dose.
Brush your teeth regularly to reduce mouth irritation.