Indications for NICORETTE LOZENGE:
Adjunct in smoking cessation therapy.
Start on quit day. Do not chew or swallow lozenge. Use 2mg if patient smoked first cigarette >30 mins after waking up; use 4mg if patient smoked first cigarette within 30 mins of waking up. Dissolve slowly in mouth; minimize swallowing. ≥18yrs: 1 lozenge every 1–2hrs (at least 9 lozenges/day) for 6 weeks, then every 2–4hrs for 3 weeks, then every 4–8hrs for 3 weeks, then stop; max 5 lozenges/6hrs (20 lozenges/day).
<18yrs: not recommended.
NICORETTE LOZENGE Warnings/Precautions:
Cardiovascular disease, recent heart attack, irregular heart beat. Uncontrolled hypertension. Peptic ulcer disease. Diabetes. History of seizures. Sodium-restricted diet. Discontinue and evaluate if irregular heart beat, palpitations, mouth/teeth/jaw problems, persistent indigestion, severe sore throat, nicotine overdose symptoms, or allergic reactions occur. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Pregnancy. Nursing mothers.
NICORETTE LOZENGE Interactions:
Do not eat or drink for 15 mins before and during use. Concomitant other non-nicotine smoking cessation drug. Concomitant antidepressants or anti-asthmatic drugs; may need to adjust dose.
Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, hiccups, heartburn, dizziness, palpitations, hypertension, mouth problems.
Gum—20, 100, 110, 200; Lozenge—(mint, cherry)—72; (original)—108; Mini lozenge—20, 81, 108, 135