Nicorette Gum 2mg Original taste without sugar by 105
Indications: This medication is indicated for the treatment of tobacco dependence to relieve the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal in subjects wishing to quit smoking. This medication may be used in: cases where a smoker is temporarily abstaining from smoking, a smoking reduction strategy as a step towards permanent cessation.
In this manual :
1. WHAT IS NICORETTE 2 mg SUGAR-FREE, medicated chewing gum sweetened with sorbitol AND WHAT IS IT USED FOR?
2. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING NICORETTE 2 mg SUGAR-FREE, medicated chewing gum sweetened with sorbitol?
3. HOW TO TAKE NICORETTE 2 mg SUGAR-FREE, medicated chewing gum sweetened with sorbitol?
4. WHAT ARE THE POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS?
5. HOW TO USE NICORETTE 2 mg SUGAR-FREE, medicated chewing gum sweetened with sorbitol?
6. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
MEDICINES USED IN NICOTINE DEPENDENCE.
This medication is indicated for the treatment of tobacco dependence in order to relieve the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal in subjects who wish to stop smoking.
Although permanent cessation of smoking is preferred, this drug may be used in:
- cases where a smoker is temporarily abstaining from smoking,
- a smoking reduction strategy as a step towards permanent cessation.
2. WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE TAKING NICORETTE 2 mg SUGAR-FREE, medicated chewing gum sweetened with sorbitol
Never take NICORETTE 2 mg SUGAR-FREE, medicated chewing gum sweetened with sorbitol:
- if you do not smoke or if you are an occasional smoker,
- if you are allergic to any of the ingredients.
IN CASE OF DOUBT, IT IS ESSENTIAL TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST FOR ADVICE
Take care with NICORETTE 2 mg SUGAR-FREE, medicated chewing gum sweetened with sorbitol:
- · Some diseases require medical examination and monitoring before using this medicine. For example, in case of:
o severe liver and/or kidney failure,
o ulcer of the stomach or duodenum in progress,
it is essential to consult your doctor before using this medicine.
- Chewing gum should be kept out of the reach of children.
The therapeutic dose for adults could cause serious or even fatal poisoning in children.
- Due to the presence of sorbitol, this medicine should not be used in cases of fructose intolerance (hereditary metabolic disease).
Precautions for use
- There are signs of underdosing. If you feel, despite the treatment, a sensation of "lack" as in particular:
o urge to smoke,
o irritability, sleep disturbances,
o agitation or impatience,
o difficulty concentrating,
consult your doctor or pharmacist. It may be necessary to change the dosage of the medication.
- Certain signs may indicate an overdose: if signs of overdose appear, i.e:
o nausea, abdominal pain, diarrhea,
o hyper salivation,
o sweating, headache, dizziness, hearing loss,
o general weakness,
it is essential to adapt the treatment with the help of your doctor or pharmacist.
In case of association of NICORETTE 2 mg chewing gums with NICORETTE transdermal device, refer to the leaflet of each of these medicines.
IF IN DOUBT, DO NOT HESITATE TO ASK YOUR DOCTOR OR PHARMACIST FOR ADVICE.
Taking or using other medicines
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or have recently taken any other medicines, including medicines obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
Stopping smoking during pregnancy is very important for you and your baby.
Treatment with nicotine replacement products during pregnancy requires medical advice and monitoring. You should therefore consult the health professional who is following your pregnancy or your usual doctor or a doctor at a centre specialising in smoking cessation.
If you are a heavy smoker and do not plan to quit smoking, you should not breastfeed your child, but use artificial milk.
The use of this medicine should be avoided while breastfeeding.
However, if you wish to stop smoking and breastfeed your child, take the advice of your doctor or a doctor in a centre specialising in smoking cessation.
List of excipients with a known effect: sorbitol.
For adults only (15 years and older).
Chewing gums dosed at 2 mg are not suitable for smokers who are strongly or very strongly dependent on nicotine (Fagerström test score of 7 to 10 or smoking more than 20 cigarettes per day: see Health education advice).
Quitting smoking completely
Treatment of nicotine dependence is usually done in 2 phases.
Chew gum every time you feel like smoking.
The number of 2 mg chewing gums is usually 8 to 12 gums per day and should never exceed 30 gums per day.
The duration of this phase is approximately 3 months, but may vary depending on individual response.
When the urge to smoke is completely overcome, gradually reduce the number of gums chewed per day.
Treatment should be stopped when consumption is reduced to 1 to 2 gums per day.
It is recommended not to use the gums beyond 12 months.
If during your treatment you continue to experience cravings or if your treatment has failed, CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR.
Your doctor may advise you to combine NICORETTE Chewing Gum with a form that delivers nicotine throughout the day: NICORETTE Transdermal Devices.
Temporary abstinence from smoking
Chew a piece of gum every time you feel like smoking.
The number of 2 mg chewing gums is generally 8 to 12 gums per day and should never exceed 30 gums per day.
Reducing tobacco consumption
If possible, alternate nicotine gum with cigarettes.
Chew gum as soon as the urge to smoke arises in order to reduce cigarette consumption as much as possible and to remain smoke-free as long as possible.
The number of gums to chew per day varies and depends on your needs. However, it should not exceed 30 gums per day.
If a reduction in cigarette consumption has not been achieved after 6 weeks of treatment, it is recommended to seek advice from a health professional.
The reduction of tobacco consumption should lead you gradually to a complete stop of smoking. This cessation should be attempted as soon as possible within 6 months of starting treatment. If beyond 9 months after the start of treatment, the attempt to stop smoking completely has failed, it is recommended that you seek advice from a healthcare professional.
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