What is NiQuitin?
Giving up smoking sounds easier than it is in reality. The craving for nicotine can undermine even the best intentions. NiQuitin helps you to break your nicotine addiction for good. NiQuitin products are designed to provide a temporary source of therapeutic nicotine which is reduced gradually over a period of time. This helps your body adjust to lower levels of nicotine and helps position you for successful quitting - at your own pace and without some of the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
What is NiQuitin used for?
Smoking is one of the largest preventable causes of death in our country. Smokers have an increased chance of developing all sorts of diseases such as cancer and heart and vascular conditions. Quitting smoking reduces these health risks. NiQuitin helps you to break your nicotine addiction by slowly reducing the levels of nicotine in your body. This greatly increases your chances of successfully quitting smoking.
How to use NiQuitin
NiQuitin is available in two forms, as lozenges and patches, and in different strengths to suit your needs. The patches should be applied to dry skin. They are transparent and discreet, meaning you can tuck them away from view and get on with your day. Make sure to change your patch every day around the same time. The lozenges have a fresh mint flavour and are easy to pop in a bag and carry with you. They are available in two strengths. The stronger lozenges provide a larger dose of nicotine for people who are more dependent on nicotine (i.e. people who smoke their first cigarette within half an hour of getting up in the morning). People who are less heavy smokers can opt for the lower dose.
NiQuitin patches are available in three strengths: 7 mg, 14 mg and 21 mg. The lozenges come in two strengths: 2 mg and 4 mg. For the best results you should follow NiQuitin's full three-step plan. The three-step plan works as follows:
- Step one: for six weeks, start with one 21 mg-patch a day, or one lozenge every one or two hours.
- Step two: for a further three weeks, change to one 14 mg-patch a day, or one lozenge every two to four hours.
- Step three: finally in week 10, 11 and 12, use one 7 mg-patch a day, or one lozenge every four to eight hours.
Always follow the recommended dosage and read the package leaflet closely before you use NiQuitin.
NiQuitin products generally have few side effects. Itching at patch application site may occur. The lozenges can cause mouth or throat irritation when you first start using them. Lower levels of nicotine in the body can also cause withdrawal symptoms such as:
- Concentration difficulties;
- Irritability or anxiety;
In most cases, the side effects are mild and short lived. For more information on possible side effects, read the package leaflet before you start using NiQuitin.
When not to use NiQuitin
NiQuitin should not be used by people who have a heart condition, are allergic to one of the ingredients, or if your doctor does not recommend this product for you or your condition. For more information, see the package leaflet.
NiQuitin products should not be used by pregnant or breastfeeding women without consulting a doctor first. NiQuitin does not interact with alcohol or food, or affect your ability to drive safely.