Nicotinell is a medicated chewing gum that helps relieve cravings for smokers suffering from nicotine addiction.
Nicotinell is also available as lozenges and wearable skin patches.
Nicotinell gum, lozenges and transdermal patches contains nicotine, the main active substance in cigarette and tobacco products. Nicotine is a highly addictive compound found naturally in tobacco. It acts both as a stimulant and a depressant on the central nervous system. Nicotine can stimulate the brain to release epinephrine, which causes a brief state of relaxation and contentment, commonly referred to as a “high.”
People who are used to smoking cigarettes daily find it extremely difficult to give up the habit, mainly due to nicotine dependence. Nicotinell can allow smokers to cease their bad habits by eliminating nicotine cravings. Nicotinell delivers a low dose of nicotine to the body to recreate the temporary effects of smoking. By doing so, it allows regular smokers to control cravings for cigarettes, and ultimately allow them the cease smoking altogether.
The amount of nicotine included in Nicotinell is lower than the amount available per cigarette. Nicotinell is available in different strengths to gradually reduce the dependence on nicotine. Therefore, Nicotinell users do not have to worry about getting addicted to Nicotinell. In addition, Nicotinell does not contain tar, carbon monoxide or other harmful substances available in cigarettes that lead to lung cancer and other detrimental health conditions.
Nicotinell will not be able to immediately stop cravings for a smoke. Cravings will be intense for the first two or three days, but the desire will gradually subside and completely be gone in a matter of weeks. Nicotinell products are most effective when used with the right amount of motivation to completely stop smoking.
Dosage for Nicotinell depends on the severity of the smoking habit. Smokers who light up 20 or more cigarettes a day should start with the highest available strength. The starting strength should then be gradually reduced over the course of 4 or more weeks.
The information leaflet available with Nicotinell packages contain details regarding programs smokers can follow.
Nicotinell do not require a prescription to purchase or use. However, smokers with medical conditions that require drug interventions are highly recommended to seek advice from a doctor before using.
Effects of Nicotinell patch, lozenge or gum should last up to 12 weeks. Users should be able to completely quit smoking after using Nicotinell for about a month. However, if the cravings remain strong after a month, it’s recommended to see a medical professional.
Nicotinell contains nicotine. So, some users may experience side effects similar to smoking cigarettes such as dizziness, headache, nausea and trouble sleeping.
Nicotinell is not known to cause severe side effects in users.
Do not use Nicotinell if afflicted with the following conditions: severe high blood pressure, heart or blood vessel disease, diabetes, kidney or liver problems, hyperthyroidism and pheochromocytoma.
Nicotinell is not recommended for use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
Nicotinell may cause adverse reactions with certain prescription medication. Therefore, consult a doctor regarding the use of Nicotinell when undergoing drug therapy for a medical condition.