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Nicorette Gum

Nicorette gum is a brand of chewing gum that helps people to give up smoking because it contains nicotine – the addictive substance in cigarettes. It’s available in four great flavours, so there’s a choice for everyone who wants to use nicotine replacement gum to help them give up smoking.

You can buy Nicorette gum online from Doctor4U with ease, along with other nicotine replacement products to help you be successful in quitting smoking.

Last Patient Information Leaflet Review: 09/11/2020

Nicorette gum Patient Information Leaflet

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Nicorette chewing gum

Nicorette chewing gum contains a small amount of nicotine to help you with withdrawal symptoms that you may get when you give up smoking. However, it isn’t like any regular chewing gum you’d buy in a shop – for Nicorette gum to work, you have to use it in a certain way to make sure that the nicotine is absorbed into your bloodstream.

You should take a piece of gum whenever you experience a craving for a cigarette, and chew it for a few minutes until the taste is strong and the gum is soft. Once you’ve done this, you should place it between the lining of your mouth and your gums in a place that’s comfortable. Some people prefer to keep their Nicorette gum near their top teeth, whilst others prefer it on the bottom. When the taste fades from the gum, you should chew it again for another few minutes before replacing it by your gums. This means that the nicotine is able to be absorbed into your bloodstream in order to reduce any withdrawal symptoms. You should use a piece of gum for around half an hour before spitting it out and disposing of it, and you shouldn’t use more than 15 pieces of gum per day. If you find that you need more than this, you might want to consider increasing your dose, or looking at other nicotine replacement therapies with a higher dose.

If you chew Nicorette gum like regular chewing gum, the nicotine won’t be absorbed into your system and the product won’t be effective, as the nicotine will be swallowed and won’t have a chance to get into your bloodstream where it’s needed to work.

Nicorette gum 2mg

Nicorette 2mg gum is recommended for those who smoke 20 or fewer cigarettes per day, as the nicotine needed to reduce withdrawal symptoms for this amount of cigarettes is much less than what would be needed for someone who smokes more. However, if you find that 2mg isn’t enough to help you stop smoking, you might want to try the higher dose of 4mg.

Nicorette gum 4mg

Nicorette 4mg is intended to be used by people that smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day. The 2mg version of Nicorette gum would likely not be enough to satisfy cravings and reduce withdrawal symptoms, but with the 4mg gum, you should find that it’s enough to help you to stop smoking without having to smoke any cigarettes. If you find that the maximum dose of 15 pieces of gum per day doesn’t help you enough, you may want to speak to your doctor or pharmacist about other options, such as nicotine patches which can be worn all day.

Is Nicorette gum safe?

Many people think that nicotine in cigarettes is a harmful substance, and want to avoid using nicotine replacement therapy for this reason. However, nicotine is only the addictive substance in cigarettes – it’s other compounds in the tobacco such as toxins, tar and carcinogens that cause damage to your body and can cause certain types of cancer. Whilst nicotine is an addictive substance, this on its own will not damage your lungs and heart in the same way that smoking does. In addition to this, Nicotine gum is designed for short-term use in order to help your body gradually get used to lower doses of nicotine until you can stop using it completely. Nicotine on its own does not cause cancer, so it’s a much healthier option than smoking if you’re trying to quit for good.

Nicotine gum and other types of nicotine replacement therapies are safe to use whilst you’re giving up smoking, but shouldn’t be used long-term or if you haven’t smoked before.

Nicotine replacement therapy

Nicotine replacement therapy covers a wide range of products - some of which can be used in conjunction with each other. Other Nicorette products on offer include:

  • Patches
  • Microtabs
  • Lozenges
  • Cools
  • Nasal sprays
  • Quickmist

Choosing the right nicotine replacement product for you is important in your success of giving up smoking for good, as if a product doesn’t work for you, you’re likely to still experience cravings for cigarettes.

With nicotine replacement therapy, you need to work out the right dosage for you to make sure that you’re successful in quitting smoking. Sometimes, this may mean a little bit of trial and error whilst you get used to using alternatives to cigarettes. If you experience any of the following withdrawal symptoms, you might not be getting enough nicotine to satisfy your body, and you should consider increasing your dose or looking at stronger NRT products.

Irritability or aggression
Anxiety
Poor concentration
Cravings to smoke
Lower heart rate
Blurry vision
Cough
Bleeding gums
Swelling of the nasal passages
Swelling at the back of the throat
Low mood
Restlessness
Increased appetite
Weight gain
Sleep disturbances
Dizziness or light-headedness
Nausea
Constipation
Mouth ulcers

If you do experience these withdrawal symptoms, you might want to speak to your local pharmacist about other options, or combining more than one nicotine replacement product such as patches and gum.

Alternatively, it is possible to be taking too much nicotine, in which case you may experience:

  • Feeling faint
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Hiccups

If this happens to you, you should reduce how much nicotine gum you use.

Nicotine gum side effects

Even if you’re used to nicotine from smoking, Nicorette gum can still cause some side effects. Some of these are related to how the gum is used, whilst others may be caused by too much or too little nicotine in your system. Most side effects should be bearable, but if you find that you’re struggling to use Nicorette gum due to the side effects, you should stop taking it and look at alternative nicotine replacement products.

Some of the most common side effects reported for Nicorette gum include:

Headache
Throat irritation
Nausea
Hiccups
Sore mouth or throat
Allergic reaction
Dizziness
Cough
Changes in taste
Tingling/numbness in hands or feet
Stomach pain
Diarrhoea
Dry mouth
Excessive wind
Increased saliva
Sore or inflamed mouth
Vomiting
Indigestion
Fatigue
Burning sensation in the mouth

More side effects are listed in the patient information leaflet, but this is a list of the first two categories – very common, and common.

Buy Nicorette gum

If you want to buy Nicorette gum to help you give up smoking, it’s widely available in several flavours and pack sizes, but you’re most likely to find the best variety online on websites such as Doctor4U. We offer all of the variations of Nicorette that are currently available, and regularly update our stock.

To buy Nicorette gum, just choose the strength, flavour and pack size that you want, and add it to your basket.

Dosage Instructions
20 cigarettes or fewer: One 2 mg gum as required. More than 20 cigarettes: One 4 mg gum as required. Use only one piece of gum at a time. Do not use more than 15 gums per day
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