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Nicotine inhalation
NICOTINE - ORAL INHALATION

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

NICOTINE - ORAL INHALATION

(NICK-oh-teen)

COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Nicotrol

Uses

This medication is used as part of a complete "stop smoking" program, which includes behavior support. This product relieves nicotine withdrawal symptoms.

How To Use

It is very important to stop smoking completely while using this nicotine product, and to follow all directions exactly, including the patient information sheet containing proper use and disposal facts. The starting dose is based on your needs, generally using between 6 and 16 cartridges per day. Frequent, continuous puffing for 20 minutes is advised with each cartridge. Peak effect is generally within 15 minutes after the end of inhalation. After your dose is established, it is generally maintained for about 3 months, then gradually reduced during the following 3 months. Use for more than 6 months continuously is not recommended. You may retry later if you are unsuccessful in your stop-smoking attempt. The mouthpiece is reusable. Clean with soap and water.

Side Effects

Headache, mouth/tooth and throat irritation, coughing, stuffy nose, change in taste sensation, stomach upset, sweating or diarrhea may occur. If these persist or worsen, notify your doctor promptly. Common symptoms usually from lack of nicotine (withdrawal) are dizziness, anxiety/mood changes. Report these problems if they persist or worsen. Unlikely but report promptly: chest discomfort, fast heartbeat. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

Before using this drug, tell your doctor your medical history, including: allergies (especially drug allergies), asthma, liver disease, kidney disease, heart disease, blood vessel disease, pheochromocytoma, diabetes, high thyroid function, high blood pressure, intestinal ulcers. This drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy. Consult your doctor before using this drug. This drug is excreted into breast milk. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Caution is advised when this drug is used in the elderly.

Drug Interactions

Tell your doctor of all nonprescription and prescription medication you may use, especially of: theophylline, certain antidepressants (e.g., amitriptyline, nortriptyline). Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include nausea; vomiting; excessive drooling; stomach pain; sweating; headache; dizziness; confusion; weakness; fainting; difficulty breathing; seizures; fast, weak, or irregular heartbeat; blurred vision; diarrhea; and hearing problems.

Notes

Do not share this medication with others. Keep out of the reach of children and pets.

Missed Dose

Not applicable. This product is used as needed as directed.

Storage

Store at room temperature at or below 86 degrees F (30 degrees C) away from light and moisture.