Nicorette 2mg Lozenge 80s Handipack
- Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)
- Reduce the Cravings/Stop Smoking
- Cut Down No of Cigarettes
- Use at Smoke Free Areas
- Increase Motivation to Quit/Control Weight Gain
- For Smokers of 20 Cigarettes or Fewer a Day
The active ingredient is nicotine.
NICORETTE® cools lozenge 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. NICORETTE® cools lozenge can also be used when you are pregnant or breast-feeding to help you stop smoking, as the risks to your baby are far less than if you continue to smoke. For more information, see ’If you are pregnant or breast-feeding’ section in the leaflet.
Ideally you should always aim to stop smoking. You can use NICORETTE® cools lozenge to achieve this by using it to completely replace all your cigarettes.
However NICORETTE® cools lozenge can also be used in other ways,
1. 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.
2. at those times when you can’t and 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.
Adults and children aged 12 years and over
One lozenge to be taken as required to relieve cravings.
Most people take between 8 to 12 lozenges per day.
Do not take more than 15 lozenges per day.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
Please read patient information leaflet before using this medicine. Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not use nicorette® cools lozenge:
if you have an allergy to nicotine or any of the other ingredients.
if you are under 12 years of age.
Talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist…
if you are pregnant or breast-feeding – 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. See ”If you are pregnant or breast-feeding” section in the leaflet.
if you are in hospital because of heart disease (including heart attack, chest pain, disorders of heart rate or rhythm, angina, high blood pressure or stroke). In other heart conditions not requiring you to be in hospital, using NRT is better than continuing to smoke.
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.
if 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® cools lozenge as you may find your insulin or medication requirements alter.
if you are taking any other medicines such as theophylline, clozapine or ropinirole. Stopping smoking may require the dose of these medicines to be adjusted.
➤If any of these apply, talk to your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.