Nicotinell Mint 2mg Medicated Chewing Gum 96sBy Nicotinell
Nicotinell Mint 2mg Medicated Chewing Gum
Nicotinell Mint 2mg Medicated Chewing Gum can be used to help you stop smoking completely or to cut down the amount of cigarettes you smoke. They can also be used to satisfy cravings in situations where you are unable or unwilling to smoke, such as in confined spaces or in the presence of children. If you are trying to quit using nicotine patches and are experiencing breakthrough cravings then Nicotinell Mint 2mg Medicated Chewing Gum can help here too.
Nicotinell Mint 2mg Medicated Chewing Gum is a form of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) that works by slowly releasing nicotine through the lining of the mouth to satisfy your craving for nicotine without the other harmful substances found in tobacco smoke such as tar and carbon monoxide.
Nicotinell Mint 2mg Medicated Chewing Gum is for those who smoke less than 20 cigarettes per day and smokers of more than 20 cigarettes per day who are reducing their smoking prior to a quit attempt, once they have successfully reduced the number of cigarettes smoked per day. Smokers of more than 30 cigarettes a day should use Nicotinell Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum and those who smoke between 20 and 30 cigarettes per day can use either according to preference.
To help quit smoking you should also try to use a behavioural support programme to increase your chances of success. Talk to your doctor, nurse, pharmacist or a trained counsellor about this.
Nicotinell Mint 2mg Medicated Chewing Gum is sugar free. Alternative flavours available are fruit, icemint and liquorice.
- Chew one piece of gum when you feel the urge to smoke. It is important to chew the gum correctly, not like ordinary chewing gum. Follow the instructions below and do not swallow the gum:
- Chew one piece of gum slowly until the taste becomes strong.
- Rest between your gum and cheek.
- Chew again when taste has faded.
- Repeat this chewing routine for about 30 minutes.
- Most people use 8–12 pieces of 2mg gum a day.
- Do not use more than 1 piece of gum at a time or more than 25 pieces of 2mg gum a day.
- After 3 months, you should try to gradually reduce the number of pieces of gum chewed each day. You should stop using the gum when you are only taking 1-2 pieces of gum per day.
- Children and adolescents (12 -18 years) should only use the gum for 12 weeks. If longer is required then talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.
- Active Ingredient: Nicotine 2mg in a resin complex (as 1 mg nicotine polacrilin).
- Other Ingredients: Gum base, calcium carbonate (E170), sorbitol (E420), sodium carbonate anhydrous, sodium hydrogen carbonate (E500), glycerol (E422), levomenthol, butylhydroxytoluene (E321), saccharin, saccharin sodium (E954), acesulfame potassium (E950), xylitol (E967), mannitol (E421), gelatin, titanium dioxide (E171), carnauba wax (E903), talc (E553b), water, peppermint oil and eucalyptus oil.
- Coffee, juices, acidic and fizzy drinks may reduce the absorption of nicotine and should not be taken for 15 minutes before chewing the gum.
- Allergic (hypersensitive) to nicotine or any of the other ingredients.
- A non-smoker or occasional smoker.
- Under 12 years of age, except on the advice of a doctor.
- Have heart disease, (heart attack, worsening chest pain, disorders of the hart rate and/or rhythm).
- Have uncontrolled high blood pressure.
- Have recently had a stroke.
- Have serious liver or kidney disease.
- Have or had a stomach ulcer.
- Have persistent indigestion.
- Have a severe sore throat or inflammation of the mouth.
- Are diabetic. Diabetics should monitor their blood sugar levels more often than usual when taking chewing gum because your insulin/medication requirements may alter.
- Have an overactive thyroid gland.
- Have a tumour of the adrenal glands (pheochromocytoma)
- Are fructose intolerant.
- Are on a low-sodium diet.
- Are pregnant. Ideally, stopping smoking during pregnancy should be done without nicotine replacement therapy. However, if you have tried and this is not possible, nicotine replacement therapy may be used because the risk to the developing baby is less than that expected from continued smoking. The decision to use nicotine replacement therapy should be made as early on in the pregnancy as possible with the aim of discontinuing use after 2-3 months. Ask your doctor for advice before taking any medicine.
- Are breastfeeding. It is better to use nicotine replacement therapy products that can be taken intermittently (not patches). Try to breastfeed at a time just before you take the product to ensure that the baby gets the smallest amount of nicotine possible. If you need to use nicotine replacement therapy to help you give up smoking, the amount of nicotine that the baby may receive is considerably smaller and less harmful than the second-hand smoke they would otherwise be breathing in.
- If you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription. The effect of some medicines can be altered when you stop smoking and/or use Nicotinell Mint 2mg Medicated Chewing Gum.
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