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INTRODUCTION

NICOTEX contains Nicotine which belongs to the group of medicines called Smoking Cessation Aids. It is used to quit smoking. It prevents and relieves the withdrawal symptoms that occurs in people who wish to quit smoking. It also reduces the cravings for smoking when you try to reduce the number of cigarettes that you smoke in a day.

Smoking is a harmful practice in which abusive substances (tobacco) are burned and ingested in the form of smoke. Tobacco contains a chemical called nicotine which makes you to smoke more. Within seconds of taking a puff, nicotine from the tobacco reaches your brain and increases the release of certain brain chemicals that regulates your mood and behavior. Over a period, this causes addiction, and your body tends to show cravings for smoking or precipitate withdrawal symptoms if you try to quit smoking.

NICOTEX is a nicotine replacement therapy. It helps to quit smoking by replacing the deficient levels of nicotine in your body that happens when you attempt to quit smoking. As a result, it reduces the cravings for smoking and protects your body from the harmful effects of abusive substances (such as tobacco).

Chew NICOTEX slowly in your mouth. Do not swallow the medicine. Your doctor will decide the number of doses to be taken per day depending upon the number of cigarettes that you smoke in a day.

Before taking NICOTEX, inform your doctor if you have any heart, liver, or kidney diseases. You must also inform your doctor if you have diabetes, stomach problems, thyroid problems or fits before taking NICOTEX as a precaution.

Do not take NICOTEX if you are allergic to nicotine or if you are a child aged below 12 years. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding must try to quit smoking without using a nicotine replacement therapy. However, if it is not possible, NICOTEX can be used in such women to quit smoking after consulting their doctor.

The most common side effects of taking NICOTEX are ulceration of mouth, tongue or throat, hiccups, nausea, increased salivation, and stomach pain. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.

USES OF NICOTEX

  • Helps to quit smoking

HOW NICOTEX WORKS

NICOTEX is a nicotine replacement therapy. It contains nicotine which replaces the nicotine derived from tobacco products. It helps to quit smoking by replacing the deficient levels of nicotine in your body that happens when you attempt to quit smoking. It also reduces the cravings for smoking by supplementing your body with sufficient nicotine levels that is usually attained during smoking. As a result, it reduces the cravings for smoking and protects your body from the harmful effects of abusive substances (such as tobacco).

DIRECTIONS FOR USE

Use NICOTEX as directed by your physician. Chew NICOTEX slowly until the taste becomes strong. Rest the medicine between your gum and cheeks for some time. Chew the medicine once gain.

Repeat the same for at least for 30 minutes or until the taste of the medicine fades. Do not chew the medicine continuously, as it may release nicotine very quickly. This can also irritate your throat, or may cause stomach upset or hiccups.

Your doctor will decide the number of doses of NICOTEX to be taken per day depending upon the number of cigarettes that you smoke in a day.

SIDE EFFECTS OF NICOTEX

COMMON

  • headache, dizziness
  • throat irritation, sore mouth or throat, changes in taste
  • nausea, vomiting
  • hiccups, cough
  • tingling and numbness of hands and feet
  • stomach pain, diarrhea, dry mouth
  • flatulence, increased salivation, indigestion
  • burning sensation in the mouth
  • tiredness

UNCOMMON

  • abnormal dream (nightmares)
  • reddish discoloration of the face and/or neck
  • difficulty in breathing
  • voice damage
  • nose block, sneezing
  • throat tightness or congestion
  • burping
  • swollen, red, sore tongue

RARE

  • difficulty in swallowing

Stop taking NICOTEX and contact your doctor immediately if you experience any of the following side effects:

  • allergic reactions (such as swelling of the face, mouth, lips, throat, and tongue, itching of the skin, swelling of the skin, ulceration, and inflammation of the lining of the mouth, difficulty breathing and dizziness)
  • fast or increased heartbeat, chest palpitations, shortness of breath
  • seizures (fits) or abnormal body movements

HOW TO MANAGE SIDE EFFECTS

Nausea and Vomiting:

Take NICOTEX with or just after meals. Stick to simple meals. Avoid eating oil rich or spicy foods. Consult your doctor if your nausea worsens.

Headache:

Rest and relax. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids such as water or electrolytes. Applying a pain-relieving balm on your forehead can be beneficial. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your headache. Consult your doctor if your headache worsens.

Dizziness:

Try to rest and relax. Get enough sleep. Avoid driving or operating any tools or machines completely while you are feeling dizzy. Do not consume excessive alcohol, as it could aggravate your dizziness. Consult your doctor if your dizziness worsens.

Sore mouth:

Drink plenty of fluids. Avoid eating spicy foods. Apply a pain-relieving gel on your mouth after consulting your doctor. Consult your doctor if this symptom worsens. Your doctor may suggest an alternative therapy for you.

WARNING & PRECAUTIONS

PREGNANCY

Women who are pregnant must try to quit smoking without using a nicotine replacement therapy. However, if it is not possible, NICOTEX can be used in them to quit smoking after consulting their doctor.

BREASTFEEDING

Women who are breastfeeding must try to quit smoking without using a nicotine replacement therapy. However, if it is not possible, NICOTEX can be used in them to quit smoking after consulting their doctor. Make sure to breastfeed the infant before taking NICOTEX so that the infant receives only a lesser amount of the medicine through breast milk.

KIDNEY

NICOTEX should be used with caution in patients with kidney problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

LIVER

NICOTEX should be used with caution in patients with liver problems. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

ALLERGY

Do not take NICOTEX if you are allergic to Nicotine.

HEART DISEASE

NICOTEX should be used with caution in patients with heart diseases (such as abnormal heartbeat, angina, high blood pressure or stroke). Therefore, consult your doctor before taking it.

OTHERS

Before taking NICOTEX, inform your physician if you:

  • have diabetes
  • have ulcers in the esophagus, stomach or in the intestines
  • have an overactive thyroid disorder
  • have phaeochromocytoma (a tumor present in adrenal gland)
  • have fits or seizures

Use in pediatrics:

NICOTEX is not recommended for use in children aged below 12 years. Therefore, consult your doctor for advice.

Use in geriatrics:

NICOTEX should be used with caution in elderly patients. Therefore, consult your doctor before taking.

INTERACTIONS

A. Drug-Drug Interaction:

Before taking NICOTEX, inform your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • theophylline (a medicine used to treat asthma)
  • clozapine (a medicine used to treat schizophrenia)
  • ropinirole (a medicine used to treat Parkinson's disease)
  • insulin (used to treat diabetes)

B. Drug-Food Interaction:

Avoid drinking coffee, soda and other acidic beverages while taking NICOTEX as it may increase the risk of side effects.

Overdosage:

If you or anyone else accidentally took more NICOTEX, contact your doctor immediately. Symptoms of overdosage might include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headache, weakness, increased saliva secretion, rapid heartbeat, stomach pain, diarrhea, sweating, or hearing disturbance.

SYNOPSIS

Drug :   Nicotine
Pharmacological Category :  

Nicotine replacement therapeutic agent

Therapeutic Indication :  

Smoking cessation therapy

Dosage Forms :  

Tablet, Chew gum, Gum, Pastille, Lozenges, Patch

MORE INFORMATION

  • Keep NICOTEX out of reach from children
  • Store NICOTEX at room temperature

FAQs ABOUT NICOTEX

Is NICOTEX harmful?

No. NICOTEX is one of the safest alternatives for smoking. It helps you to quit smoking. It replaces nicotine levels in your body that usually your body craves while you stop smoking.

Can the use of NICOTEX cause cancer?

No. NICOTEX is one of the safest alternatives for smoking. There is no evidence of cancer following the use of NICOTEX.

What are the side effects of NICOTEX?

The most common side effects of taking NICOTEX are ulceration of mouth, tongue or throat, hiccups, nausea, increased salivation, stomach pain, diarrhea, flatulence, sensation of numbness, headache, and dizziness. Consult your doctor if any of these side effect worsens.

Can NICOTEX be used during pregnancy?

Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding must try to quit smoking without using a nicotine replacement therapy. However, if it is not possible, NICOTEX can be used in them to quit smoking after consulting their doctor.

How to use NICOTEX?

Use NICOTEX as directed by your physician. Chew NICOTEX slowly until the taste becomes strong. Rest the medicine between your gum and cheeks for some time. Chew the medicine once gain. Repeat the same for at least for 30 minutes or until the taste of the medicine fades. Do not chew the medicine continuously or swallow it.

How NICOTEX works?

NICOTEX is a nicotine replacement therapy. It contains nicotine which replaces the nicotine derived from tobacco products. It helps to quit smoking by replacing the deficient levels of nicotine in your body that happens when you attempt to quit smoking. It also reduces the cravings for smoking by supplementing your body with sufficient nicotine levels that is usually attained during smoking. As a result, it reduces the cravings for smoking and protects your body from the harmful effects of abusive substances (such as tobacco).

Can NICOTEX help in quit smoking?

Yes. NICOTEX is one of the safest alternatives for smoking. It helps you to quit smoking. It prevents and relieves the withdrawal symptoms that occurs in people who wish to quit smoking. It also reduces the cravings for smoking when you try to reduce the number of cigarettes that you smoke in a day.

Are there any food restrictions that I need to follow while taking NICOTEX?

Avoid drinking coffee, soda and other acidic beverages while taking NICOTEX as it may increase the risk of side effects.

Can I stop taking NICOTEX once my symptoms subside?

No. Do not stop taking NICOTEX without consulting your doctor. Take NICOTEX for the stipulated duration instructed by your doctor. Sudden cessation of the therapy may make the symptoms to reappear.

How long should I take NICOTEX?

Take NICOTEX for the stipulated duration instructed by your doctor. Your doctor will decide the number of doses of NICOTEX to be taken per day depending upon the number of cigarettes that you smoke in a day.

What should I do if I forget to take a dose of NICOTEX?

If you forgot to take a dose of NICOTEX take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is time for the next dose, skip the missed one and take the next done at regular times. Do not take a double dose of NICOTEX to compensate the missed dose.

What is the maximum dose of NICOTEX to be taken per day?

Take NICOTEX as directed by your physician. Your doctor will decide the number of doses of NICOTEX to be taken per day depending upon the number of cigarettes that you smoke in a day. Do not exceed the recommended dosage. If you smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day, you may be prescribed with higher dose of nicotine (4 mg) and if you smoke less than 20 cigarettes per day, you may be prescribed with a lower dose of nicotine (2 mg).

REFERENCES

1. KD. Tripathi. Anticholinergic drugs and drugs act on autonomic ganglia. Essentials of medical pharmacology. Seventh Edition. 2019. Page – 121-122.

2. Umesh Wadgave1 and L Nagesh. Nicotine Replacement Therapy: An Overview. NIH National Library of Medicine, National center for biotechnology information. [Revised in July 2016] [Accessed on 9th June 2022] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5003586/

3. McNeil Products Limited. Electronic Medicines Compendium (EMC). [Revised in February 2021] [Accessed on 9th June 2022] https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.6206.pdf

4. Ciplamed. Nicotex Chewing Gum. [Revised in November 2013] [Accessed on 9th June 2022] https://www.ciplamed.com/forward?path=content/nicotex-chewing-gum

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Nicotex 2mg Chew Gum - Mint Plus Flavour 25's

Nicotex 2mg Chew Gum - Mint Plus Flavour 25's Mkt: Cipla Ltd(Otc)

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