Nicogum 4 mg Gum (Generic Nicorette) manufactured by Okasa under technical guidance of Cipla Ltd.
Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient
The active pharmaceutical ingredient present in Nicorette Gum is Nicotine Polacrilex.
Helping you to quit smoking. Nicorette Gum is a smoking deterrent. It works by providing low levels of nicotine, which may help you to quit smoking by lessening physical signs of withdrawal symptoms.
Nicorette Gum – Dosage
Use Nicorette Gum as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
Do not eat or drink for 15 minutes before using Nicorette Gum or while chewing a piece of Nicorette Gum.
Do not swallow the gum.
Carry this gum with you at all times. Whenever you have the urge to smoke, chew 1 piece of gum. Chew the gum slowly. Bite 1 or 2 times, then keep the gum between your cheek and gum.
Wait about 1 minute and then repeat. Continue until you have used the same piece of gum for about 30 minutes.
Continue using the gum until your urge to smoke fades or until 1 to 2 pieces of gum per day satisfies your craving.
If you miss a dose of Nicorette Gum, use it as soon as you remember. Continue to use it as directed by your doctor or on the package label.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Nicorette Gum.
Nicotine Gum Dosage and Administration
Under 18 years of age, the relative risks and benefits of pharmacotherapy need to be considered for the use of Nicotine gum. No randomized controlled trials on the effectiveness of NRT in young smokers have been published until date. Stop smoking completely when you begin using the gum.
How to Use Nicotine (Nicorette) Gum
If smoking 25 or more cigarettes a day, use 4 mg nicotine gum. If smoking less than 25 cigarettes a day, use 2 mg nicotine gum. Use according to the following 12-week schedule:
One piece of Nicotine gum every 1-2 hours
One piece of Nicotine gum every 2-4 hours
One piece of Nicotine gum every 4-8 hours
Remember: Do not use more than 24 pieces of Nicotine gum a day.
Steps to follow for maximum benefit:
1. Chew each gum piece very slowly several times. 2. Stop chewing when you get a peppery taste or a slight tingling in the mouth. This usually happens after about 1 minute or 15 chews, but may vary from person to person. 3. Shift the chewing gum to one corner or side of your mouth, and leave it there. 4. When the peppery taste or tingle is almost gone (in about a minute), again start chewing the gum piece slowly. Stop when the taste or tingle returns. 5. Shift the gum to a different place in your mouth every time. 6. Repeat steps 4 to 7 until most of the nicotine is gone from the NICOTEX/NICOGUM Chewing Gum (usually happens in about 30 mins; the peppery taste or tingle will not return). 7. Wrap the used gum in paper and throw it away in the dustbin. 8. To improve the chances of quitting, use at least nine pieces of NICOTEX/NICOGUM Chewing Gum a day. If strong or frequent cravings are experienced, a second piece can be used within the hour. However, continuous use of one gum piece after another is not recommended, since this may cause hiccups, heartburn, nausea, or other side effects. 9. It is important to complete the NICOTEX/NICOGUM quit programme at the end of 12 weeks, and to stop using NICOTEX/NICOGUM Chewing Gum at that time.
Warnings and Precautions to be taken when using Nicorette Gum
Nicorette Gum may cause dizziness, lightheadedness, or blurred vision. Do not drive, operate machinery, or do anything else that could be dangerous until you know how you react to Nicorette Gum. Using Nicorette Gum alone, with certain other medicines, or with alcohol may lessen your ability to drive or perform other potentially dangerous tasks.
Before you have any medical or dental treatments, emergency care, or surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are using Nicorette Gum.
This gum may stick to dental work and damage it. If this occurs, stop using the gum and contact your dentist.
Dispose of used pieces by wrapping and placing in the trash out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Do not smoke or use tobacco products while using Nicorette Gum.
Do not chew more than 24 pieces of gum a day unless advised to do so by your doctor.
Nicorette Gum should be used as part of a larger program to help you stop smoking. If you need help choosing a program, talk with your health care provider.
Use Nicorette Gum with extreme caution in CHILDREN. Safety and effectiveness have not been confirmed.
Using Nicorette Gum During PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING:
Nicorette Gum may cause harm to the fetus. If you think you may be pregnant, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Nicorette Gum during pregnancy. Nicorette Gum is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Nicorette Gum, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.
When used for long periods of time or at high doses, some people develop a need to continue taking Nicorette Gum. This is known as DEPENDENCE or addiction.
Do not suddenly stop taking Nicorette Gum without your doctor's approval. Stopping Nicorette Gum suddenly may cause serious WITHDRAWAL symptoms including: anxiety, craving, impaired concentration, increased appetite, irritability, nervousness, sleep disturbances, and weight gain.
Do NOT use Nicorette Gum if:
you are allergic to any ingredient in Nicorette Gum
you have had a recent heart attack
you have severe chest pain or a severely irregular heartbeat
you continue to smoke, chew tobacco, use snuff, or any other nicotine containing products
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Nicorette Gum:
Some medical conditions may interact with Nicorette Gum. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
if you have chest pain, an irregular heartbeat, a history of heart attack, high blood pressure, an overactive thyroid, an ulcer, a tumor on your adrenal gland, diabetes, a jaw problem (temporomandibular joint disorder [TMJ]), or blood vessel problems
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Nicorette Gum.
Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
Asthma medicines (eg, theophylline) or tricyclic antidepressants (eg, amitriptyline) because the side effects of Nicorette Gum may be increased
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Nicorette Gum may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
Possible Side Effects of Nicorette Gum
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome: Abnormal dreams; diarrhea; difficulty sleeping; dry mouth; joint pain; muscle pain; nervousness; redness, itching, or burning at the application site; sweating; weakness. Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur: Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); pounding in the chest.
Storage Information for Nicorette Gum
Store Nicorette Gum at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Store Nicorette Gum in the original blister pack. Once removed from the blister, use immediately. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Nicorette Gum out of the reach of children and away from pets.
Buy Nicorette Gum 2 mg and 4 mg Online
You can buy Nicorette Gum online at a cheap rate from the Swiss Pharmacy. It is available in 2 mg and 4 mg pieces. Nicorette Gum 2 mg is priced at $0.49 per unit if you buy 120 gums, whereas the 4 mg gums are priced at $0.60 per unit if you order 120 gums .
This Product was added to our catalogue on Thursday, 20. August 2009.
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