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Nicorette Original 2mg Chewing Gum - 105 pieces

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Nicorette Gum will provide effective relief from cravings and withdrawal symptoms experienced when trying to stop smoking. It i...

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Nicorette Gum will provide effective relief from cravings and withdrawal symptoms experienced when trying to stop smoking. It is used to help smokers ready to stop smoking immediately and also to help smokers who need to cut down their cigarette use before stopping. Nicorette Gum can also be used during times when you cannot smoke.

Nicorette 2mg Gum should be chewed slowly.

 

Smoking cessation

Adults

The strength of gum to be used will depend on the smoking habit of the individual. In general, if the patient smokes fewer than 20 cigarettes a day, Nicorette 2mg Gum is indicated. If more than 20 cigarettes per day are smoked Nicorette 4mg Gum will be needed to meet the withdrawal of the high serum nicotine levels from heavy smoking. The patient should be urged to stop smoking completely when starting therapy with Nicorette Gum.

The chewing gum should be used whenever there is an urge to smoke according to the “chew and rest” technique described on the pack. After about 30 minutes of such use, the gum will be exhausted. Not more than 15 pieces of the chewing gum may be used each day. Absorption of nicotine is through the buccal mucosa, any nicotine which is swallowed being destroyed by the liver.

Administration of nicotine should be stopped temporarily if any symptoms of nicotine excess occur. Nicotine intake should be decreased by lowering dosing frequency if nicotine excess symptoms persist (see Section 4.9).

Nicorette 2mg Gum may be used for up to 3 months during which time the habits associated with smoking will be lost. For those using the 4mg Gum, the 2mg will be helpful during withdrawal.

If not successful after 12 weeks the patient should be encouraged to make a fresh attempt to stop smoking. This may necessitate full or partial re-treatment with an NRT programme.

 

Temporary Abstinence

During periods of temporary abstinence, the patient should use Nicorette 2mg Gum when required to relieve nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

The strength of gum to be used will depend on the smoking habits of the individual. In general, if the patient smokes fewer than 20 cigarettes a day, Nicorette 2mg Gum is indicated. If more than 20 per day are smoked Nicorette 4mg Gum is indicated.

Not more than 15 pieces of the gum should be used per day.

 

Gradual cessation

For smokers who are unwilling or unable to quit abruptly.

Use the gum whenever there is a strong urge to smoke in order to reduce the number of cigarettes smoked as far as possible and to refrain from smoking as long as possible.

The number of pieces of gum is variable and depends on the patient's needs. Not more than 15 pieces of the gum should be used per day.

If a reduction in number of cigarettes per day has not been achieved after 6 weeks, professional advice should be sought.

Reduced tobacco consumption should lead to complete cessation of smoking. A quit attempt should be made as soon as the number of cigarettes has been reduced to a level whereby the smoker feels ready to quit completely, then start as outlined for “smoking cessation” as given above.

If the attempt to stop smoking completely has not been started within 6 months after the beginning of treatment, it is recommended to consult a healthcare professional.

 

Combination Therapy

It may sometimes be beneficial to utilize more than one form of NRT concurrently. For example, combination therapy could be used by smokers who have relapsed with NRT monotherapy in the past, who experience breakthrough acute cravings or have difficulty controlling cravings for cigarettes using monotherapy. Hence, if required, the Nicorette Invisi Patch and Nicorette 2mg medicated chewing gum may be combined.

Step 1: The Nicorette Invisi 15mg Patch would be applied daily on waking for 16 hours and removed just before bedtime for a total of 8 weeks. The Nicorette 2mg medicated chewing gum would be used ad libitum when the smoker felt an urge to smoke or in situations where he/she feels that breakthrough cravings may occur, up to a maximum of 15 pieces per day.

Step 2: After the initial 8 weeks the lower dose Nicorette Invisi 10mg Patch should be used. The Nicorette Invisi 10mg Patch would be applied daily on waking for 16 hours and removed just before bedtime for a total of 4 weeks. The Nicorette 2mg medicated chewing gum would be used ad libitum when the smoker felt an urge to smoke or in situations where he/she feels that breakthrough cravings may occur, up to a maximum of 15 pieces per day.

Step 3: Use of the Nicorette Invisi Patch should be stopped after the 12 week treatment program. The Nicorette 2 mg medicated chewing gum can continue to be used for a further 3 months during which time the habits associated with smoking will be lost.

Recommended dosage

 

 

Dose regimen

Duration

Step 1

Nicorette Invisi Patch 15 mg

Nicorette 2mg Gum

First 8 weeks

Step 2

Nicorette Invisi Patch 10 mg

Nicorette 2mg Gum

Next 4 weeks

Step 3

No patch applied

Nicorette 2mg Gum

Next 3 months

A minor reduction in total clearance of nicotine has been demonstrated in healthy elderly patients, however, not justifying adjustment of dosage.

 

Children and Adolescents

Nicorette 2mg Gum should not be administered to persons under 18 years of age without recommendation from a health care professional.

Always read the instructions before use

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A record of each transaction will be retained for 2 years

Age

You must be over the age of 18 to purchase this product

Strength 10mg Nicotine

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