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Nicotine Gum - Warnings and Precautions

Potential Side Effects

Nicotine replacement therapies (NRT), such as Nicorette® Gum, are smoking cessation aids and are used to relieve nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Nicotine replacement therapies are medication and, as with all medications, some people may experience side effects during use.[i]

 

Ask a doctor before you use Nicorette® products if you have:

 

  • A sodium-restricted diet
  • Heart disease, recent heart attack or irregular heartbeat. Nicotine can increase your heart rate.
  • High blood pressure not controlled with medication. Nicotine can increase blood pressure.
  • Stomach ulcer or diabetes
  • A history of seizures

Ask a doctor or pharmacist before use if you are:

  • Using a non-nicotine stop smoking drug
  • Taking prescription medicine for depression or asthma. Your prescription dose may need to be adjusted
  • Stop use and ask a doctor if you experience any of the following potential side effects from Nicorette® Gum:
  • Mouth, teeth or jaw problems occur
  • Irregular heartbeat or palpitations occur
  • You have symptoms of nicotine overdose (such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness and rapid heartbeat)
  • You have symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as a difficulty breathing or rash)
  • Oral blistering*

Always read the instructions on the pack and use Nicorette® Gum as directed.

 

Learn more about how Nicorette® Gum works to improve your chances of quitting smoking by soothing the effects of nicotine withdrawal.

 

*Nicorette® Gum Cinnamon Surge™ flavor only.

 

Nicotine Gum – Warnings for Pregnancy

If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, only use Nicorette® Gum on the advice of your health care provider. Smoking can seriously harm your child. Try to stop smoking without using any nicotine replacement medicine. This is medicine is believed to be safer than smoking. However, the risks to your child from this medicine are not fully known.

 

Potential Side Effects of Other Nicorette® Products

Nicorette® Lozenge and Nicorette® Mini Lozenge can have similar side effects to Nicorette® Gum. If you experience any of the following side effects from using Nicorette® Lozenges, stop use and ask a doctor:

  • Mouth problems occur
  • Persistent indigestion or severe sore throat occurs
  • Irregular heartbeat or palpitations occur
  • You have symptoms of nicotine overdose (such as nausea, vomiting, dizziness, diarrhea, weakness and rapid heartbeat)
  • You have symptoms of an allergic reaction (such as difficulty breathing or rash)

Always read and follow the usage instructions on the package. Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Visit the Nicorette® Support Hub for more information and advice on quitting smoking.

SOURCES

i. Nicorette® Gum. Product Labels. US Food & Drug Administration.  https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/018612orig1s068,020066orig1s049lbl.pdf. Accessed 12/06/20.

ii. Nicorette® Lozenge. Product Labels. US Food & Drug Administration.  https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/021330Orig1s017lbl.pdf. Accessed 12/06/20.

iii. Nicorette® Mini Lozenge. Product Labels. US Food & Drug Administration.  https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2014/021330Orig1s017lbl.pdfhttps://www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label/2013/022360Orig1s007lbl.pdf. Accessed 12/06/20.

 

 

 

Keep out of reach of children and pets.

Even used gum contains nicotine, so make sure to dispose of Nicorette properly.