What is Nicorette?
Giving up smoking is difficult. But with the help of Nicorette, you can increase your chance of success. Nicorette products contain nicotine. They work by giving you a small amount of nicotine, but without the dangerous effects of inhaling tobacco smoke. This helps relieve cravings for a cigarette and the withdrawal symptoms that you get when you stop smoking. You can buy Nicorette at your local pharmacy or we can order it on your behalf from a registered pharmacy in the EU.
What is this product used for?
Most people who stop smoking have withdrawal symptoms. This is because the brain has gotten used to nicotine, which is the addictive substance present in tobacco. When the body does not get nicotine, it starts to protest. Nicotine withdrawal causes a variety of symptoms, including tremors, sweating, nausea, restlessness and trouble sleeping. Smoking urges, commonly known as nicotine cravings, is also a common symptom. Nicorette is a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). It satisfies the nicotine receptors in the brain and so reduces cravings and relieves withdrawal symptoms.
How to use and dose Nicorette
Nicorette has a range of products for nicotine replacement therapy:
• Nicorette Menthol Mint gum. Available in two strengths: 2 mg (for people who smoke a pack of cigarettes a day or less) and 4 mg (for people who smoke more than a pack a day). How to use: chew the gum slowly for 10 seconds. Then rest the gum between your mouth’s jaw and cheek. Keep repeating these steps for 30 minutes. Do not chew more than 14 pieces of gum a day.
•Nicorette Fresh Fruit gum. Gum with a fruity flavour, available in two strengths: 2 mg and 4 mg. Directions of use and dosage are the same as for Nicorette Menthol Mint gum.
•Nicorette Menthol Mint quickmist. Fast-acting mouth spray that is absorbed instantly from the lining of the mouth for quick relief from cravings. Ideal for situations in which you are used to smoking, such as after meals or when socialising. How to use: release one spray directly in the mouth. Wait a few seconds before swallowing to increase absorption rates. Do not inhale the spray. Dosage: one to two sprays at a time. Do not use more than four sprays per hour, and more than 64 sprays in any 24-hour period.
Read the package leaflet before use.
Nicorette may cause side effects. Side effects that are known to be associated with Nicorette include:
• Stomach distress
Consult a doctor if the side effects are persistent or severe. For more information on possible side effects, see the package leaflet.
When not to use this product?
Do not use Nicorette if you are allergic to nicotine or any other ingredient in this NRT. Do not use Nicorette if you have recently had a heart attack, stroke or brain haemorrhage, or have (serious) hart problems or if you suffer from inflammation of the mouth, throat or food pipe. Nicorette should not be used by breastfeeding women. Nicorette should only be used in consultation with a doctor if you are pregnant.