Customer Declaration: I agree to use strictly as directed and if symptoms persist or if I suffer any adverse effects, I will contact my Doctor or Pharmacist. This is a "Pharmacy Medicine". By ordering this product I acknowledge that I have read and understand the information regarding the product.
Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is one of the most popular ways to kick smoking-in-the-butt, reducing cravings, and allowing you to ease in to quitting. Studies show NRT doubles your changes of quitting.
PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Nicotrol® Gum is a re-branded form of Nicorette Gum. What does that mean? This means that it is the same gum as Nicorette®, manufactured by the same company, but under a different brand. Nicotrol® is intended to help you, the smoker, give up smoking. It helps you to concentrate on breaking the habit of smoking, by reducing the unpleasant nicotine withdrawal effects you would normally experience when you stop smoking. It does not give as much satisfaction as a cigarette, and therefore, once you have overcome the smoking habit, it is not as difficult to give up Nicotrol® . Nicotrol® Gum offers a great degree of flexibility to your NRT stop smoking program. You can take a piece of gum whenever you most need it to alleviate the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal. The chew and 'park' technique ensures that the nicotine in the gum is quickly transferred into your system. When you use Nicotrol® Gum other people probably will not even know that you are not chewing standard gum.
DOSE/USAGE: Nicotrol® Gum 2mg is recommended for those who smoke less than 20 cigarettes a day. The 4mg extra strength gum is recommended for those who smoke more that 20 cigarettes a day. The strength of the chewing piece you should use depends on your own individual needs. It is however recommended that you begin treatment with the 2mg strength. If you find yourself using more than 15 pieces of the 2mg strength each day, you may wish to transfer to the 4mg strength. It is recommended that Nicotrol® is used for a period of three months before this gradual reduction is started. It is during this three-month period that the risk of failure is greatest. You can follow the recommended 12-week dosage program, or you can use the gum as needed. Most people find they can cease using the gum after six to nine months, but some heavy smokers choose to continue using the gum in order to prevent relapse.
PRECAUTIONS/WARNINGS: Do not use if you are allergic to nicotine, are a non-smoker, pregnant, or a child. Consult your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other prescribed medications or if you are pregnant or breast feeding. If you have peptic ulcer disease, cardiovascular disease, diabetes or hyperthyroidism consult before using this product. Patients with gastritis, peptic ulcer, angina or who have had coronary heart disease should discuss this with their doctor before using Nicotrol®. Adverse effects: Nicotrol® in the dose recommended, has not been found to produce any serious adverse effects in healthy people. Nicotine from the gum can occasionally cause slight irritation of the throat at the start of the treatment, and may also cause increased salivation. Excessive swallowing of nicotine-containing saliva may cause hiccuping. Those with a tendency to indigestion may suffer initially may suffer from mild indigestion or heart burn, especially if the 4mg is used. Slower chewing and the use of the 2mg gum (if necessary more frequently) will usually help overcome problems such as throat irritation or hiccups.
Read the package insert for detailed directions for use.
- Keep out of reach of children.
- Store below 25 deg C
- Foil sealed for your protection