Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) delivers nicotine without the other harmful chemicals present in cigarette smoke. It reduces the withdrawal symptoms experienced when you are trying to quit smoking, allowing you to focus on the other aspects in your effort to quit smoking.
Nicotinell Lozenge dissolves in the mouth to release a dose of nicotine to reduce your urge to smoke.
Common side effects
These side effects usually occur as a result of intense sucking of lozenges. Suck the lozenges slowly and take longer breaks in-between lozenges to reduce these side effects.
Rare but serious side effects:
The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:
If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.
You should stop smoking once you start to use NRT. Smoking and using NRT at the same time may increase the risk of adverse side effects from the additive effects of nicotine in your body.
If you continue to feel the urge to smoke or experience severe nicotine withdrawal symptoms even after using the NRT lozenges, please inform your healthcare professional as you may need other types of NRT.
Inform your healthcare professional if:
These medications include:
Inform your doctor or pharmacist about other medications - including over-the counter medications, supplements, and traditional / herbal remedies - that you are currently taking as they may affect the way you benefit from NRT.
When you feel the urge to smoke, suck one lozenge to release a peppery taste then park the lozenge between your cheek and gum. Resume sucking the lozenge when the taste has faded. Repeat for about 30 minutes until the lozenge completely dissolves. You can suck on one lozenge every 1-2 hours.
Do not chew or swallow the lozenge.
Do not use more than the recommended maximum number of lozenges as instructed by your healthcare professional or use more than one lozenge each time.
Pack this medication into a black trash bag and seal it tightly before throwing into the rubbish chute or bin.