Nicorette Gum

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Nicorette Gum

NICORETTE® Gum is a nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). It is used to relieve and/or prevent withdrawal symptoms and reduce the cravings you get when you try to stop smoking, or when cutting down the number of cigarettes you smoke.

if you feel unable to stop smoking completely, or wish to replace certain cigarettes and therefore it can help you to cut down the number of cigarettes you smoke, 

  • at those times when you can’t or do not want to smoke. For example,
  • Where you don’t want to smoke and avoid harm to others e.g children or family. - Smoke free areas e.g Pub, work, public transport e.g aeroplanes.

It may also help increase your motivation to quit. When making a quit attempt a behavioural support programme will increase your chances of success.

If you smoke 20 or fewer cigarettes a day, the 2 mg will help relieve your cravings. If you smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day, 4 mg may be more appropriate.

Directions for use:

The number of NICORETTE® Gums you use each day will depend on how many cigarettes you smoked and how strong they are. See the dosing table to find out the dose you should take.

Adults and Children 12 years and over:

Number of cigarettes Dose of Gums you smoke per day 20 cigarettes or fewer  - One 2 mg gum as required to relieve cravings.

More than 20 cigarettes -  One 4 mg gum as required to relieve cravings. 

  • Use only one piece of gum at a time. 
  • Do not use more than 15 gums per day.
  • The frequency with which you use the gums will depend on how many cigarettes you smoked and how strong they were

Warnings and precautions

Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before using Nicorette Gum:

if you are in hospital because of heart disease (including heart attack, disorders of heart rate or rhythm, or stroke).

you have high blood pressure, bad circulation.

if you have persistent indigestion or pains in the chest.

if you have a stomach ulcer, duodenal ulcer, inflammation of the stomach or inflammation of the oesophagus (passage between the mouth and stomach).

if you have liver or kidney disease.nif you have an overactive thyroid gland or have a phaeochromocytoma (a tumour of the adrenal gland that can affect blood pressure) – your doctor will have told you this.

if you have diabetes – monitor your blood sugar levels more often when starting to use Nicorette Gum as you may find your insulin or medication requirements alter

Other medicines and Nicorette Gum:

Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines including the following medicines as stopping smoking may require the these doses of these medicines to be adjusted:

 • theophylline to treat asthma

• tacrine for Alzheimer’s disease

• clozapine or olanzapine for schizophrenia

• imipramine, clomipramine, fluvoxamine to treat depression

• ropinirole for Parkinson’s disease

• pentazocine to treat pain

• flecainide or adenosine to treat irregular or fast heart beats


 Pregnancy and breastfeeding

 If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you might be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.

If you are pregnant: ideally, you should try to give up smoking without NRT. Do not use Nicorette Gum unless advised by your doctor.

If you are breast-feeding: Nicorette Gum should not be used during breast feeding

Keep all medicines out the sight and reach of children.

Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet before using this medicine.


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