Nicotine – Oral

Why do I need this medicine?

Nicotine is an aid in the treatment of smoking cessation. This medicine helps reduce your cravings to smoke and also the withdrawal symptoms if you stop smoking.

This medicine is meant to be taken as part of a complete smoking cessation programme that should include patient education and counselling.


How do I take this medicine?

Take Nicotine exactly as directed by your doctor or according to the instructions on the label. Do not take more or less than instructed by your doctor.

The oral preparation of Nicotine is available as chewing gum and lozenge.

If you are taking the chewing gum, chew it until taste become strong and let it rest between the cheek and the gums. When taste fades, chew and repeat the routine for 30 minutes. Do not swallow it.

If you are taking the lozenge, suck the lozenge until the taste become strong, then lodge the lozenge between the gums and cheek. When the taste fades, start sucking it again. Repeat until the lozenge completely dissolves (about 30 minutes). Do not swallow. Avoid coffee, acidic drinks or soft drinks for 15 minutes prior to using the lozenge.

Take this medicine whenever there is an urge to smoke.