Nicorette gum

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Nicorette Gum purchase.


Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Nicorette Gum before taking it.

Nicorette Gum

What is Nicorette Gum

Nicorette Gum is the primary ingredient in tobacco products.
Nicorette Gum nasal spray and inhaler are medical products used to aid in smoking cessation in adults. Using a controlled amount of Nicorette Gum helps reduce Nicorette Gum withdrawal symptoms when you quit smoking.
Nicorette Gum may also be used for purposes not listed in Nicorette Gum guide.

Nicorette Gum side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using Nicorette Gum and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:
  • fast or pounding heartbeats, fluttering in your chest;
  • extreme weakness or dizziness;
  • severe nausea and vomiting;
  • bronchospasm ;
  • severe stinging, burning, or other irritation in your nose, mouth, or throat; or
  • blistering, ulcerations, or bleeding in your nose.

Less serious side effects may include:
  • mild burning, stinging, or irritation in your mouth, nose, throat, or eyes;
  • hoarse voice, cough, sneezing, runny or stuffy nose;
  • numbness or tingling in your nose, mouth, head, or other parts of your body;
  • pain in your jaw or neck;
  • upset stomach, constipation;
  • headache, earache, tooth problems;
  • flu symptoms, sores or white patches in your mouth or throat;
  • unpleasant taste in your mouth; or
  • changes in your sense of taste or smell.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)
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Nicorette Gum dosing

Usual Adult Dose for Smoking Cessation:

>100 lbs.:
Habitrol or NicoDerm CQ: 21 mg/day for 6 weeks, then 14 mg/day for 2 weeks, then 7 mg/day for 2 weeks.
Prostep: 22 mg/day for 4 to 8 weeks, then 11 mg/day for 2 to 4 weeks.
Nicotrol: 15 mg/day for 6 weeks. The dosage is delivered over 16 hours. The patch should not be left on > 16 hours.
Nicorette Gum: 4 mg piece every 1 to 2 hours for 6 weeks, then 4 mg piece every 2 to 4 hours for 3 weeks, then 4 mg piece every 4 to 8 hours for 3 weeks. No more than 24 pieces/day. Chew gum slowly for at least 30 minutes. Should not be used > 6 months.
Commit lozenge: 2 to 4 mg lozenge every 1 to 2 hours in mouth until it dissolves. Use the recommended minimum of 9 lozenges/ day for 6 weeks, then 2 to 4 mg lozenge every 2 to 4 hours on weeks 7 through 9. At the start of week 10, reduce dosage to one lozenge every 4 to 8 hours. Do not use more than 20 lozenges/day. For use in a 12-week plan
Nicotrol NS: 1 to 2 mg/hour (2 to 4 sprays). Should use at least the recommended minimum dose of 8 doses/day. Maximum dose 40 mg (80 sprays)/day.
Nicotrol Inhaler: 6 to 16 cartridges per day for 3 months. Then, gradually reduce daily dose and taper patient off the inhaler over the next 6 to 12 weeks. Should not be used >6 months.
<100 lbs., light smokers, CV disease:
Habitrol or NicoDerm CQ: 14 mg/day for 6 weeks, then 7 mg/day for 2 weeks.
Prostep: 11 mg/day for 4 to 8 weeks.
Nicorette Gum: 2 mg piece every 1 to 2 hours for 6 weeks, then 2 mg piece every 2 to 4 hours for 3 weeks, then 2 mg piece every 4 to 8 hours for 3 weeks. No more than 24 pieces/day. Chew gum slowly for at least 30 minutes. Should not be used >6 months.
Nicotrol NS: 1 to 2 mg/hour (2 to 4 sprays).
Nicotrol Inhaler: 6 to 16 cartridges per day for 3 months. Then, gradually reduce daily dose and taper patient off the inhaler over the next 6 to 12 weeks. Should not be used >6 months.
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Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Nicorette Gum medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
15 / 16mg / hours7 patches$42.01Canada, UK
2 mg210 medicatedchewinggumsugarf$54.94Canada, UK
4 mg / 105piece5 $138.99Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
4 mg30 $24.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
4 mg90 $43.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK
4 mg / 105piece8 $205.99Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
4 mg105 piece$39.45Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
4 mg315 piece$91.35Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
2 mg210 $70.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
2 mg420 $122.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
4 mg210 $82.74Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
4 mg420 $142.96Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
4 mg525 originalgumpieces$129.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
2 mg525 freshfruitgumpieces$122.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
2 mg210 $49.20Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
2 mg420 $82.00Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
14 mg7 $26.17Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
14 mg7 $33.13Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
21 mg7 $26.30Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
21 mg7 $33.79Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, UK, USA
2 mg/96piece1 $24.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
7 mg7 $33.46Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
7 mg7 $33.46Australia, Canada, India, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
14 /24mg/hr7 patch$35.63Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
14 /24mg/hr21 patch$79.89Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
14 mg21 $90.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
14 mg21 $100.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
14 mg21 $100.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK
14 mg/24hr21 patch$72.63Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
14 mg/24hrmg, hr21 patch$79.89Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
14 mg/24hrmg, hr28 patch$106.52Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK

Nicorette Gum - Frequently asked Questions

Can Nicorette Gum be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

What other drugs will affect Nicorette Gum?

Tell your doctor about all other medicines you use, especially:

  • cold or allergy medication that contains phenylephrine (a decongestant);

  • imipramine (Tofranil) or other antidepressant;

  • insulin;

  • isoproterenol (Isuprel) or other asthma medication;

  • labetalol (Normodyne, Trandate);

  • oxazepam (Serax);

  • pentazocine (Talwin);

  • prazosin (Minipress);

  • propranolol (Inderal, InnoPran);

  • theophylline (Theo-Dur, Theochron, Theolair); or

  • varenicline (Chantix) or other non-nicotine smoking cessation product.

This list is not complete and other drugs may interact with Nicorette Gum nasal spray or inhaler. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

Who should not take Nicorette Gum?

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medicine if you have:

  • coronary heart disease, chest pain, or heart rhythm disorder;

  • circulation problems, Raynaud's syndrome

  • history of stroke, blood clot, or heart attack;

  • untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure;

  • nasal or sinus problems, including nasal polyps or hay fever;

  • liver or kidney disease;

  • type 1 diabetes;

  • a thyroid disorder;

  • a stomach ulcer;

  • asthma, bronchitis, or COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease); or

  • pheochromocytoma (tumor of the adrenal gland).

Do not use this medication if you are pregnant unless your doctor has told you to. Use effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment.

Nicorette Gum can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication if you are breast-feeding unless your doctor has told you to.

Smoking cigarettes during pregnancy can cause low birth weight, miscarriage, or stillbirth. Using a Nicorette Gum replacement product during pregnancy or while breast-feeding may be safer than smoking. However, you should try to stop smoking without using a Nicorette Gum replacement product if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Talk with your doctor about the best way for you to stop smoking.

How should I take Nicorette Gum?

Nicorette Gum nasal or inhalation is only part of a complete program of treatment that may also include counseling, group support, and behavior changes. Your success will depend on your participation in all aspects of your smoking cessation program.

Use exactly as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended. Follow the directions on your prescription label. Your doctor may occasionally change your dose to make sure you get the best results.

This medication comes with patient instructions for safe and effective use. Follow these instructions carefully. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you have any questions.

To use the nasal spray:

  • Blow your nose if needed. Tilt your head back slightly and insert the tip of bottle into your nostril. Breathe through your mouth while spraying gently into your nostril. Do not inhale or sniff while spraying. If your nose runs, gently sniff to keep the nasal spray from leaking out.

  • Do not use the nasal spray more than 5 times per hour or 40 times in 24 hours.

  • Avoid getting the spray in your eyes or mouth, or on your skin. If this does happen, rinse with water.

  • Do not blow your nose for at least 2 minutes after using the nasal spray. Recap the bottle after each use.

  • If the nasal spray has not been used for longer than 24 hours, prime it by spraying 1 or 2 times into a tissue.

To use Nicorette Gum inhalation:

  • Insert an inhaler cartridge into the mouthpiece as directed in the patient instructions.

  • Inhale deeply or puff in short breaths for 5 minutes at a time. One inhaler cartridge may be used for about 20 minutes of active puffing time.

  • Nicorette Gum inhalation is given in two treatment phases: initial treatment (up to 12 weeks) and gradual reduction (up to 12 weeks).

  • During the first 3 to 6 weeks of initial treatment, use at least 6 inhaler cartridges per day. You may use up to 16 cartridges per day, depending on how much Nicorette Gum you feel you need.

  • After your initial treatment, start your gradual reduction by using fewer cartridges per day or using them less often for up to 12 more weeks.

  • Use the inhaler at temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. Use in the cold will reduce the amount of Nicorette Gum you inhale.

  • Remove an empty inhaler cartridge from the mouthpiece and throw it away in a safe place.

  • Clean the inhaler mouthpiece regularly with soap and water. Store the mouthpiece in the locked position in its storage case when not in use.

Store at room temperature away from moisture, heat, and light. Keep the nasal spray bottle tightly closed when not in use. Store inhaler cartridges away from open flame or high heat, such as in a car on a hot day.

Keep this medicine out of the reach of children or pets.

Can Nicorette Gum be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Nicorette Gum be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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Information checked by Dr. Shikha Narang, MD Pharmacology