Nicorette 2mg Classic Regular Strength Gum 105 V
There are many reasons why a person smokes, stress, habit, social circles, addiction are just some. People who smoke less than or equal to 10 cigarettes a day can be considered as a moderate smoker. Although they only smoke a few cigarettes a day, the health risks are still the same as if they were smoking more. Some of them have been wanting to quit for a long time but they are afraid that when they do, they will just go back to the habit. And perhaps, it will backfire on them and they will smoke even more cigarettes. But what they don't realise is that there are a lot of ways to help them quit and stay smokefree. One option is through nicotine replacement therapy. Nicorette Gum Classic Regular Strength 2mg is one product that you can try. It contains 2mg of nicotine and it works by providing a small yet steady amount of nicotine to your blood through the lining of the mouth as you chew the gum.
- Helps a moderate smoker quit smoking
- Relieves the craving for nicotine
- Reduce the withdrawal symptoms
- Facilitates the break from nicotine dependence
- Assists to provide the motivation to quit smoking
- Reduce the risk of health problems associated with smoking
- Can be used in combination with a nicotine patch
- Sugar free and double coated nicotine-resin complex
- Contains sorbitol powder for flavour
How does Nicorette Gum work?
- It contains nicotine, an alkaloid found in the nightshade plant family which includes tobacco.
- The gum-like resin delivers a small and regular amount of nicotine to your blood through the lining of your mouth as your chew the gum.
- Nicotine acts directly on the brain and increases the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine in your brain.
- Neurotransmitters are chemicals that allow nerve cells to communicate and dopamine is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood.
- When stimulated by nicotine, dopamine creates a feeling of relaxation and euphoria in the reward circuits of the brain, which eventually leads to addiction.
- Nicotine also causes a release of adrenaline, a stimulant that increases heart rate, as well as other chemicals which have a variety of physiological effects that contribute to nicotine dependence.
- Nicorette Gum 2mg controls the amount of nicotine that enters your blood and is intended to wean you off nicotine dependence without the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms.
- And allows you to focus on breaking the psychological reliance on your smoking habit, so that you get used to living without the "feel good" reward provided by smoking and therefore no longer need it.
Active ingredient nicotine 2mg, an addictive chemical found in tobacco, as a sugar free and double coated nicotine-resin complex.
It also contains sorbitol powder, sorbitol, flavour for smoker, haverstroo flavour, sodium carbonate anhydrous, sodium carbonate and glycerol.
How to use for best results?
During weeks 1-12 1 piece when you have an urge to smoke or every 1-2 hours.
Do not use more than 10 pieces/day.
After 12 weeks, gradually reduce to 1-2 pieces a day and then stop use.
Gradually increase gum use (maximum 10 pieces/day) for up to 6 months, while cutting down smoking.
Stop using altogether when ready until the day you stop smoking.
If you have not cut down in 6 weeks or quit smoking after 9 months, see your doctor/pharmacist.
Why should you chew your Nicorette gum slowly?
Because this allows the nicotine to release into your saliva and be absorbed through the lining of your mouth into your bloodstream. If you chew too fast you make more saliva and if you swallow too much nicotine-containing saliva the nicotine is broken down in your stomach and is effectively wasted. If you chew your Nicorette Gum slowly and according to the instructions, this will help you absorb as much nicotine as possible from the gum to give you maximum benefit.
Are there any warnings and precautions?
Store Nicorette Gum below 25 degrees C in a cool dry place and you should not keep your gum for more than 24 months.
The most commonly reported side effects when taking Nicorette Gum include: headache nausea, vomiting, hiccups, sore mouth or throat, jaw-muscle ache. Less common side effects include: redness of the skin, urticaria (hives), palpitations.
Do not use Nicorette if you:
- are allergic to nicotine or any components of Nicorette Gum
- are pregnant or breastfeeding, without discussion with your doctor, as stopping smoking is very important for a healthy pregnancy have liver or kidney disease or active duodenal or gastric ulcers
- have hyperthyroidism (a disorder of the thyroid gland) or phaeochromocytoma (a tumour of the adrenal gland) have heart problems, have a had a stroke or heart attack or have high blood pressure
- are taking medication that may interact with nicotine in Nicorette gum, including theophylline for asthma, the antidepressant imipramine, the pain medication pentazocine, the dopamine agonist ropinirole, tacrine for Alzheimer's disease, the antipsychotic clozapine.