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(nicotine nasal spray)
An Aid To Help You Stop Smoking
Read and follow carefully. If you have questions or want more information, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION –Read Carefully
- NICOTROL® NS (nicotine nasal spray) Nasal Spray is designed to help you quit smoking by reducing your urge to smoke. What causes the urge to smoke? It is the nicotine in cigarettes. NICOTROL® NS contains nicotine. Your doctor may increase or decrease dosage during the first few weeks. As your body adjusts to not smoking, your doctor will either tell you to stop using NICOTROL® NS (nicotine nasal spray) or gradually reduce your dose.
- People who use NICOTROL® NS (nicotine nasal spray) with a comprehensive behavioral smoking cessation program are more successful in quitting smoking. This program can include support groups, counseling or specific behavior change techniques.
Warnings – Read before using NICOTRO® NS
1. Commit yourself—NO SMOKING! For NICOTROL® NS (nicotine nasal spray) to help, you must be firmly committed to quitting! Stop smoking as soon as you start using NICOTROL® NS (nicotine nasal spray) . Do not smoke or use any other tobacco product at any time while under treatment with NICOTROL®NS—nicotine overdose can occur. If symptoms of overdose occur, call a doctor or Poison Control Center.
Nicotine overdose symptoms include:
2. Keep out of reach of children and pets. NICOTROL® NS (nicotine nasal spray) can cause serious illness in children and pets—even in very small amounts. If a child uses or handles NICOTROL® NS (nicotine nasal spray) , call a doctor or Poison Control Center. When the bottle is empty, replace cap and throw away out of reach of children and pets. Even empty bottles contain enough nicotine to seriously harm children and pets.
3. Tell your doctor if you have:
Tell your doctor about any medicines you are taking—the dosages may need to be changed. Check with your doctor before taking any new medicine while using NICOTROL® NS (nicotine nasal spray) .
4. If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, only use this medicine on the advice of your health care provider. Smoking can seriously harm your child. Try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement medicine. This medicine is believed to be safer than smoking. However, the risks to your child from this medicine are not fully known.
BEFORE YOU USE—Read information on both sides
What to Expect (First Week)
Prime Pump (before first use)
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AVOID contact with skin, eyes, and mouth. If bottle breaks, wear rubber gloves, wipe up with paper towel and wash surfaces thoroughly. Do not let nicotine come in contact with your skin, mouth, or eyes. If it does, rinse with plain water immediately. Nicotine overdose can occur when nicotine is absorbed through the skin. If symptoms of overdose occur (see other side for symptoms), call a doctor or Poison Control Center.
- Place cap back on bottle after use.
- Store at room temperature (below 86°F) out of reach of children.
- If you don't use the Nasal Spray for 24 hours, prime pump in tissue 1 or 2 times.
- Most vials of NICOTROL® NS (nicotine nasal spray) contain 100 doses (200 sprays), but excessive priming will reduce the amount of medicine available for use. Avoid excessive priming.
Last reviewed on RxList: 3/10/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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