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Nicotine Gum Dosing – Using Nicorette® Gum

Nicotine Gum Dosing Guide for Nicorette® Gum

If you smoke your first cigarette within 30 minutes of waking up, use Nicorette® 4mg nicotine gum.

 

If you smoke your first cigarette more than 30 minutes after waking up, use Nicorette® 2mg nicotine gum.

 

Read on to find out about nicotine gum dosing*, and where to buy Nicorette® Gum.

PRODUCT

DOSAGE (Weeks 1-6)

DOSAGE (Weeks 7-9)

DOSAGE (Weeks 10-12)

Nicorette® Original Gum 2mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® Original Gum 4mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® Mint Gum 2mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® Mint Gum 4mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® Fruit Chill™ Coated Gum 2mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® Fruit Chill™ Coated Gum 4mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® Cinnamon Surge™ Coated Gum 2mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® Cinnamon Surge™ Coated Gum 4mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® White Ice Mint® Coated Gum 2mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® White Ice Mint® Coated Gum 4mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® Spearmint Burst™ Coated Gum 2mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

Nicorette® Spearmint Burst™ Coated Gum 4mg

1 piece every 1-2 hours

1 piece every 2-4 hours

1 piece every 4-8 hours

 

*Dosage schedule based on whether users smoke their first cigarette later than (2mg), or within (4mg), 30 minutes after waking. If you experience strong or frequent cravings, you may use a second piece within the hour. However, do not continuously use one piece after another since this may cause you hiccups, heartburn, nausea or other side effects.

 

To improve your chances of quitting smoking, use at least 9 pieces a day for the first 6 weeks..i.

 

Do not chew more than 24 pieces a day.i.

 

It is essential to complete the treatment. If you feel you need to use the gum for a longer period to keep from smoking, talk to your healthcare provider.

 

Nicotine gum is a medicine and must be used in a certain way to get the best results. Always read and follow label directions. Behavioral support program increases chances of success.

 

The FDA has concluded that there are no significant safety concerns associated with using more than one over-the-counter (OTC) nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) at the same time, or using an OTC NRT at the same time as another nicotine-containing product— including a cigarette. If you are using an OTC NRT while trying to quit smoking but slip up and have a cigarette, you should not stop using the NRT. You should keep using the OTC NRT and keep trying to quit.

 


SOURCES

 

i. Nicotine gum. Medline Plus. https://medlineplus.gov/druginfo/meds/a684056.html. Accessed 13/12/19.

 

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Did you know?

Nicorette® Lozenge dissolves slowly in your mouth to release a dose of nicotine to help reduce the withdrawal symptoms associated with quitting smoking. Nicorette Lozenge triples your chances of quitting and delivers long-lasting craving relief even after the lozenge is gone.**

**4 mg only vs placebo. When using 9 or more lozenges per day. GSK clinical study 4 mg vs placebo. Follow label for proper dosing. Behavioral support increases chances of success.