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NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum 30s

SKU : CHN4047882|PIP-Code : 4047882|EAN : 5012616264610
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NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum helps you to stop smoking, whether you want to stop straightaway or reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke, perhaps before stopping completely.
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NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum

NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum helps you to stop smoking, whether you want to stop straightaway or reduce the number of cigarettes you smoke, perhaps before stopping completely. It works by replacing some of the nicotine you get from cigarettes (the addictive substance) without the more harmful substances you get from cigarette smoke such as tar, carbon dioxide and other toxins. This is known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).

NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum reduces your cravings for cigarettes and helps you resist the urge to smoke, as well as relieving some of the unpleasant symptoms that smokers have when they try to give up, such as feeling ill or irritable.

NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum can also be used in situations where you are unable or unwilling to smoke, such as on aeroplanes or around children.

NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum should be used by those who smoke their first cigarette less than 30 minutes after waking. If you don't smoke until at least half an hour after waking up then use NiQuitin Fresh Mint 2mg Medicated Chewing Gum.

NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum is sugar free.

Your chances of stopping smoking will be greatly improved if you also take part in a support programme. 
The method of chewing NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint Gum is not the same as for ordinary chewing gum. The gum is chewed to release nicotine then rested, so that nicotine can be taken into your system through the lining of the mouth. If the nicotine gum is chewed continuously, the nicotine is released too quickly and swallowed. This may irritate your throat, upset your stomach and give you hiccups.
  • Chew a piece of gum when you feel the urge to smoke.
  • Chew slowly until the taste becomes strong (about 1 minute) then stop and rest the gum against your cheek.
  • When the taste fades, chew a few times until the taste gets strong then rest the gum again.
  • Keep chewing like this for about half an hour.
  • When the gum has lost its strong taste you should dispose of carefully.
  • Do not use more than 15 pieces per day. 
For full directions, please see Patient Information Leaflet.
  • Active Ingredient: Nicotine 4mg (as Nicotine Resinate).
  • Chewing Gum Base: Butylated hydroxytoluene (E321), Sorbitol (E420), Xylitol (E967), Calcium Carbonate (E170), Sodium Carbonate anhydrous (E500), Glycerol (E422), Acesulfame Potassium (E950), Sucralose (E995), Talc and Flavours.
  • Coating: Xylitol (E967), Mannitol (E421), Acacia (E414), Sucralose (E955), Carnauba Wax (E903), Talc and flavours.
  • Stopping smoking may alter the effect of other medicines you may be taking. If you have any questions or concerns about this, talk to a healthcare professional.
  • If you wear dentures (false teeth) that are poorly fitting or not clean you may have difficulty chewing the gum. Another NRT product may be more suitable for you, such as patch or lozenge.
  • NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum contains butylhydroxytoluene (E321) which may cause irritation to the mouth or the skin around it.
If you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant

Smoking when you are pregnant is harmful to the baby. The risks include poor growth before birth, damage to the baby's lungs, premature birth and stillbirth. Stopping smoking is the best way to improve your health and the health of your baby, and the earlier you stop smoking the better. It is best to give up smoking without using NRT. If that's too difficult, using NRT is safer for you and your baby than continuing to smoke. The nicotine in NRT is less dangerous than the more harmful substances in cigarette smoke, such as tar and other toxins. If you have tried to stop smoking without using NRT, and haven't been able to, your healthcare advisor may recommend NRT to help you stop. If you do have to use NRT during pregnancy, start as early in your pregnancy as possible. Aim if possible to use NRT for only 2 to 3 months. But remember - the most important thing is not to smoke. It is safer to carry on using NRT than to start smoking again. If you can use them, NRT gum or lozenges are better than patches. That’s because you will not be absorbing nicotine into your body all the time. But if you feel sick, you may need to use NRT patches instead.

If you are breastfeeding

Tobacco smoke is harmful to babies and children, causing breathing difficulties and other problems. If you are breastfeeding, it is best if you stop smoking without using NRT. But if you do need to use NRT, the nicotine that gets into breast milk is less dangerous to your baby than breathing in second-hand smoke. If you
do use NRT whilst breastfeeding it is better to use NRT gum or lozenges to control your cravings as they happen, rather than patches. With gum or lozenges, you will not be absorbing nicotine into your body all the time. Try to breastfeed just before you take gum or lozenge, when the nicotine levels in your body are at their lowest. That way, your baby gets as little nicotine as possible.

Do not use NiQuitin Extra Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum:
  • If you are a child under 12 years of age. The level of nicotine in NRT is not suitable for children under 12. Children are more susceptible to the effects of nicotine, and it could cause severe toxicity, which can be fatal.
  • If you are a non-smoker.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to nicotine or any of the other ingredients.
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist before using NiQuitin Fresh Mint 4mg Medicated Chewing Gum:
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding - you may be able to use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) to help you give up smoking but you should try to give up without it.
  • If you are in hospital because of heart disease (including heart attack, disorders of heart rate or rhythm, or stroke). Try to quit smoking without NRT unless your doctor has told you to use it. Once you are discharged from hospital, you can use NRT as normal.
  • If you have diabetes. When you start using NRT you need to  monitor your blood sugar levels more often than usual, because your dose of medication for diabetes may need to be adjusted.
  • If you have serious liver or kidney problems because you may be more likely to get side-effects.
  • If you have an uncontrolled overactive thyroid gland or an adrenal gland tumour (phaeochromocytoma) because nicotine may make your symptoms worse.
  • If you stomach or duodenal ulcer, inflammation of the stomach or inflammation of the oesophagus (the passage between the mouth and stomach) because swallowing nicotine may make your symptoms worse and may also cause mouth ulcers. You may want to consider a non-oral form of NRT such as patches.
  • If you have been told by your doctor that you have an intolerance to some sugars. This product contains sorbitol (E420).
  • If you have had allergic reactions that involve swelling of the lips, face and throat (angioedema) or itchy skin rash (urticaria) as using NRT can sometimes trigger this type of reaction.
  • If you are on a low sodium diet. This medicinal product contains less than 1mmol sodium (23 mg) per piece, i.e essentially 'sodium-free'.
Always read the product information. Click on the link below to view the Patient Information Leaflet. Requires Adobe Reader – if you cannot open the file, please click here to download.

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