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Nicorette Coated Ice Mint Gum is designed to deliver nicotine to the body to help reduce cravings and control withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking. It comes in 2mg and 4mg dosages and has a smooth, non-chalky texture with a bold Ice Mint flavor.
Nicorette gum contains a special type of nicotine called nicotine polacrilex which is absorbed through the lining of the mouth and into the bloodstream, providing a steady stream of nicotine to help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. It works by gradually releasing nicotine, which is absorbed through the lining of the mouth and into the bloodstream. This helps to alleviate nicotine cravings that can occur when a person tries to quit smoking.
Use and Dosage
Nicorette Coated Ice Mint is available in the form of gum to use one every one to two hours for the first six weeks of treatment.
To use the gum properly, follow the instructions on the package. The general guidelines for using Nicorette Coated Ice Mint gum are:
- Chew the gum slowly until you taste the mint flavor.
- "Park" the gum between your cheek and gums for a few minutes until you notice a tingling sensation in your mouth. This means that nicotine is being released.
- Once the tingling sensation fades, chew the gum again, and repeat steps 1-2.
- Continue using the gum this way for about 30 minutes.
- Discard the gum after use and do not try to swallow it.
Do not exceed 20 pieces of Nicorette gum per day since it has a significant amount of nicotine in it. Additionally, it is worth consulting a healthcare professional to determine the right nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and dosage for your individual case.
Common Side Effects of Nicorette Coated Ice Mint (Nicotine Polacrilex - non-Rx):
- Increased heart rate
- Insomnia or trouble sleeping
- Mouth or throat irritation
- Upset stomach
Serious Side Effects of Nicorette Coated Ice Mint (Nicotine Polacrilex - non-Rx):
- Allergic reactions such as: hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat
- Blurred vision, eye pain, or seeing halos around lights
- Chest pain or fast or pounding heartbeats
- Irregular heartbeat or muscle stiffness
- Mouth sores or irritation
- Nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, or diarrhea
- Pale skin, easy bruising or bleeding, unusual weakness
- Severe dizziness or headache, confusion, agitation, tremors, hallucinations, or seizure
- Severe throat irritation, burning, pain, or swelling
Forms and Strength
Nicorette Coated Ice Mint (Nicotine Polacrilex - non-Rx) is available in the following forms and strength:
Nicorette Coated Ice Mint: Ice Mint flavoured gum
- 2 mg
- 4 mg
- The gum contains nicotine and should not be used by non-smokers or individuals under the age of 18.
- Pregnant or nursing women, people with heart problems, high blood pressure, stomach ulcers, liver or kidney disease, or allergic reactions to nicotine should seek medical advice before using this product.
- Nicotine gum should not be used in combination with other nicotine-containing products.
- Using too much Nicorette gum may cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, or unstable angina.
- Nicotine gum should only be used as directed on the package or as instructed by a healthcare professional.
- Nicotine gum should be kept out of reach of children and pets.
- Nicotine gum should not be used while driving or operating machinery, as it may cause dizziness or drowsiness.
- Nicotine gum should be stored at room temperature and should not be exposed to heat or direct sunlight.
- Do not use Nicorette gum for longer than 12 weeks without consulting a healthcare professional.
- If you experience any severe or persistent side effects, such as chest pain, irregular heartbeat, severe allergic reactions, or symptoms of nicotine overdose, stop using the gum and seek medical attention immediately.
- Nicotine gum may cause mouth or throat irritation, or cause other side effects such as hiccups, dry mouth, or tooth problems.
- Excessive use of nicotine gum may lead to addiction to nicotine.
- Using nicotine gum along with cigarettes may increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
- Nicotine gum should be used with caution in people with diabetes as it may affect blood sugar levels.
- Nicotine gum may interact with other medications, such as insulin, beta-blockers, or antidepressants, and consult a healthcare professional before using it along with other medications.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Can I use Nicorette Coated Ice Mint while smoking?
Do not use nicotine replacement therapy products while still smoking, as it may increase the risk of nicotine overdose and adverse effects. Consult a healthcare professional for personalized advice on when to start using Nicorette Coated Ice Mint.
Can I chew or swallow the Nicorette Coated Ice Mint gum?
Nicorette Coated Ice Mint gums are designed to be slowly dissolved in the mouth and should not be chewed or swallowed whole. Swallowing the gum may cause stomach upset or other adverse effects.
Can Nicorette Coated Ice Mint be used with other quit smoking aids?
Consult a healthcare professional before using Nicorette Coated Ice Mint with other quit smoking aids, as it may increase the risk of adverse effects or interact with other medications.
Is Nicorette Coated Ice Mint safe for long-term use?
Nicorette Coated Ice Mint should not be used for longer than 12 weeks without consulting a healthcare professional. Long-term use of nicotine replacement therapy products may lead to addiction to nicotine or other adverse effects.
It's important to purchase Nicorette Coated Ice Mint from verified Canadian pharmacy.