What brand names are available for nicotine gum?
Nicorette Gum, Nicorelief, Nicorette, Thrive
Is nicotine gum available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for nicotine gum?
What are the uses for nicotine gum?
- Nicotine gum is used to control nicotine withdrawal symptoms
and cravings associated with
What are the side effects of nicotine gum?
Side effects include:
- Increase heart rate
- Increased blood pressure
- Oral irritation
- Dental pain
- Flatulence (intestinal gas)
- Withdrawal symptoms
- Sore throat
Possible serious side effects include:
- Risk of harm to the fetus
- Transfer of nicotine dependence
What is the dosage for nicotine gum?
- Light smokers (less than 25 cigarettes per day): Use 1 piece of 2 mg gum
every 1 to 2 hours for weeks 1 to 6; then use 1 piece of 2 mg every 2 to 4 hours
for weeks 7 to 9; then use 1 piece of 2 mg gum every 4 to 8 hours for weeks 10
- Heavy smokers (more than 25 cigarettes per day): Use 1 piece of 4 mg gum
every 1 to 2 hours for weeks 1 to 6; then use 1 piece of 4 mg every 2 to 4 hours
for weeks 7 to 9; then use 1 piece of 4 mg gum every 4 to 8 hours for weeks 10
Individuals should not use more than 24 pieces of nicotine gum per day. It is
not recommended to eat or drink 15 minutes before or while chewing the gum. It
is not recommended to use nicotine gum for more than 12 weeks.
Which drugs or supplements interact with nicotine gum?
- Nicotine gums may cause
abnormal heart rate and rhythm in
patients maintained on
- Patients with
high blood pressure (hypertension),
diabetes, or coronary artery
disease should use nicotine gum with caution or consult a doctor before use.
What is the average weight gain for those who quit smoking?
Is nicotine gum safe to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
- There are no adequate studies of nicotine to determine safe and
effective use in
- It is not known if nicotine enters
breast milk; therefore,
it is best to be cautious before using it in
What else should I know about nicotine gum?
What preparations of nicotine gum are available?
Nicotine gum is available in 2 and 4 mg strengths.
How should I keep nicotine gum stored?
Nicotine gums should be stored at room temperature between 20 C
25 C (68 F and 77 F).