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Nicotrol Patient Information including If I Miss a Dose
In this Article
- What is nicotine (Nicotrol)?
- What are the possible side effects of nicotine gum or lozenges?
- What is the most important information I should know about nicotine gum or lozenges?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before using nicotine gum or lozenges?
- How should I take nicotine gum or lozenges?
- What happens if I miss a dose?
- What happens if I overdose?
- What should I avoid while using nicotine gum or lozenges?
- What other drugs will affect nicotine gum or lozenges?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose?
Since nicotine is used as needed, you are not likely to miss a dose. Do not use more than 20 lozenges or 24 pieces of gum per day.
What happens if I overdose?
Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222. The amount of nicotine in a used or unused lozenge or piece of gum can be fatal to a child who accidentally sucks or chews on it. Seek emergency medical attention if this happens.
Overdose symptoms may include severe dizziness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weakness, and fast heart rate.
What should I avoid while using nicotine gum or lozenges?
Do not smoke or use other nicotine products (including snuff, chewing tobacco, nicotine patches, inhaler, or nasal spray). Using many forms of nicotine together can be dangerous.
What other drugs will affect nicotine gum or lozenges?
Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:
- cold or allergy medication that contains phenylephrine (a decongestant);
- imipramine (Tofranil) or other antidepressant;
- isoproterenol (Isuprel) or other asthma medication;
- labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate);
- oxazepam (Serax);
- pentazocine (Talwin);
- prazosin (Minipress);
- propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran);
- theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theochron, Theolair); or
- varenicline (Chantix) or other non-nicotine smoking cessation product.
This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with nicotine gum or lozenges. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist can provide more information about nicotine gum or lozenges.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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Additional Nicotrol Information
- Nicotrol Drug Interactions Center: nicotine inhl
- Nicotrol Side Effects Center
- Nicotrol Overview including Precautions
- Nicotrol FDA Approved Prescribing Information including Dosage
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