Nicorette Original Nicotine Gum
Nicorette Original 2mg Sugar Free Nicotine Gum helps you control your nicotine intake, whether you're quitting for good, cutting down slowly or at those times when you can't or don't want to smoke such as in pubs and restaurants or around children. It is a form of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) that quickly relieves the cravings and nicotine withdrawal symptoms you get when stopping smoking or reducing the number of cigarettes you smoke each day and works by releasing a controlled amount of nicotine that passes into your body through the lining of your mouth. The nicotine released from the gum is sufficient to relieve the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms and stop the craving to smoke, but not as much as a normal cigarette provides and gives you the nicotine "hit" without the toxins in cigarette smoke such as tar, lead, cyanide and ammonia that cause smoking related disease.
Nicorette Original 2mg Sugar Free Nicotine Gum should be used by people who smoke up to 20 cigarettes a day, and those cutting down from the 2mg strength. If you smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day, start with the 2mg gum to control your cravings.
Nicorette Original 2mg Sugar Free Nicotine Gum may also benefit smokers who want to quit by helping to control the weight gain that may be experienced when trying to stop smoking.
When used correctly, Nicorette Original 2mg Sugar Free Nicotine Gum can significantly help your chances of stopping smoking successfully versus willpower alone. When making a quit attempt a behavioural support programme will increase your chances of success.
Nicorette 2mg Sugar Free Nicotine Gum is also available in Freshfruit, Freshmint and Icy White flavours.
Directions- Chew one 2mg gum as required to relieve cravings.
- Use only one piece of gum at a time.
- Do not use more than 15 gums per day.
- The frequency with which you use the gums will depend on how many cigarettes you smoked and how strong they were.
How to chew Nicorette Original 2mg Sugar Free Nicotine Gum
The method of chewing Nicorette Nicotine Gum is not the same as for ordinary chewing gum. Nicorette Nicotine Gum gum is chewed to release nicotine then rested so that nicotine can be taken in through the lining of the mouth. If Nicorette Nicotine Gum is chewed continuously, the nicotine is released too quickly and is swallowed. This may irritate your throat, upset your stomach or give you hiccups.- Chew slowly until taste becomes strong.
- Rest between gum and cheek.
- Chew again when the taste has faded.
- Keep chewing like this for about half an hour.
- After this time the gum will have lost its strength and you should dispose of it carefully.
For full directions, please see Patient Information Leaflet.
Ingredients- Active Ingredient: Nicotine 2mg.
- Othe Ingredients: Chewing gum base, sorbitol, sodium carbonate, flavourings, polacrilin, glycerol, talc and sodium bicarbonate. The chewing gum base contains butylated hydroxytoluene (E321), an anti-oxidant.
Nicorette Original 2mg Sugar Free Nicotine Gum contains butylated hydroxy toluene (E321), an anti-oxidant, which may irritate your mouth.Do not use Nicorette Original 2mg Sugar Free Nicotine Gum:
- If you are a child under 12 years of age.
- If you have an allergy to nicotine or any of the other ingredients.
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before using Nicorette Original 2mg Sugar Free Nicotine Gum:
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding - you may be able to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help you give up smoking but you should try to give up without it.
- If you are in hospital because of heart disease (including heart attack, disorders of heart rate or rhythm, or stroke). In other heart conditions not requiring you to be in hospital, using NRT is better than continuing to smoke.
- If you have a stomach ulcer, duodenal ulcer, inflammation of the stomach or inflammation of the oesophagus (passage between the mouth and stomach).
- If you have liver or kidney disease.
- If you have an overactive thyroid gland or have a phaeochromocytoma (a tumour of the adrenal gland that can affect blood pressure) - your doctor will have told you this.
- If you have diabetes - monitor your blood sugar levels more often when starting to use Nicorette Original 2mg Sugar Free Nicotine Gum as you may find your insln or medication requirements alter.
- If you are taking other medicines such as theophylline, clozapine or ropinirole. Stopping smoking or cutting down may require the dose of these medicines to be adjusted.