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Drug Name:

NICORETTE OTC

Generic Name and Formulations:
Nicotine polacrilex 2mg, 4mg; chewing gum; sugar-free; contains sodium, calcium; mint, fresh mint, white ice mint, cinnamon surge, fruit chill, or original flavor.

Company:
GlaxoSmithKline

Therapeutic Use:

Indications for NICORETTE:

Adjunct in smoking cessation therapy.

Adult:

Start on quit day. Use 2mg if patient smoked first cigarette >30 mins after waking up; use 4mg if patient smoked first cigarette within 30 mins of waking up. Chew gum slowly until it tingles; park between cheek and gum; repeat until most of the tingle is gone (about 30 mins). ≥18yrs: Use 1 piece every 1–2hrs for 6 weeks (at least 9 pieces/day), then every 2–4hrs for 3 weeks, then every 4–8hrs for 3 weeks, then stop; max 24 pieces/day. If strong or frequent cravings, may use 2nd piece within the hour; avoid continuous use.

Children:

<18yrs: not recommended.

Warnings/Precautions:

Cardiovascular disease, recent heart attack, irregular heart beat. Uncontrolled hypertension. Peptic ulcer disease. Diabetes. History of seizures. Sodium-restricted diet. Discontinue and evaluate if irregular heart beat, palpitations, mouth/teeth/jaw problems, persistent indigestion, severe sore throat, nicotine overdose symptoms, or allergic reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.

Interactions:

Do not eat or drink for 15 mins before and during use. Concomitant other non-nicotine smoking cessation drug. Concomitant antidepressants or anti-asthmatic drugs; may need to adjust dose.

See Also:

NICORETTE LOZENGE

NICORETTE MINI LOZENGE

Adverse Reactions:

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hiccups, heartburn, dizziness, palpitations, hypertension, mouth problems.

How Supplied:

Gum—20, 100, 110, 200; Lozenge—(mint, cherry)—72; (original)—108; Mini lozenge—20, 81, 108, 135

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