- Chew the gum slowly until the taste becomes strong.
- When the taste is strong, rest the gum between your mouth’s jaw and cheek. Your mouth’s lining absorbs the nicotine.
- After the taste has faded, resume chewing the gum until the taste becomes strong again.
- Keep repeating steps 2 and 3 until nicotine craving disappears.
Ready to quit smoking? Chew a piece of NICORETTE® Nicotine Gum whenever you feel the urge to smoke. Over time, you’ll need to chew less and less gum to control your nicotine cravings and withdrawal symptoms. We recommend gradually reducing the number of pieces of gum that you chew each day.
Adults who smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day:
- Stop Immediately
|During week 1-12||1 piece when you have an urge to smoke or every 1-2 hours. Do not use more than 20 pieces a day.|
|After 12 weeks||Gradually reduce to 1-2 pieces a day and then stop use.|
- Cutting Down
Gradually increase gum use (maximum 20 pieces per day) and reduce smoking with the aim of stopping by 6 months. If you have not cut down at 6 weeks or stopped at 9 months, see your doctor or pharmacist.
- Combination Therapy
If you have relapsed with single nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) or if you have cravings with single use NRT, you can use NICORETTE 2mg Gum, in addtion to NICORETTE Patch for better craving relief. Use patch as directed and aim to chew at least 4 pieces (maximum of 12) of NICORETTE Gum 2mg every day (see back of pack). After 12 weeks reduce use of Patch or Gum (see pack insert).
- Chew gum slowly until taste is strong or you feel a slight tingling sensation.
- Rest gum between cheek and gums.
- Chew again when taste has faded. Repeat until there is no more tingling.
Active Ingredient per gum:
Nicotine…2mg (as Polacrilex)
Contains: 11.4mg Sodium per gum and 3.8g Sorbitol per maximum recommended daily dose.
Do not use
- If you are hypersensitive to any of the ingredients
- If you are under 12 years of age
Ask your doctor or pharmacist before use if you
- Are pregnant or breastfeeding
- Are under 18 years of age
- Are taking any other medicines
- Have uncontrolled high blood pressure
- Have a stomach ulcer
- Have kidney or liver disease
- Take insulin for diabetes
- Have an overactive thyroid
- Have adrenal gland cancer.
Do not use unless a doctor has told you to if you have had a stroke or you have heart or circulation problems.
Products containing sorbitol may have a laxative effect or cause diarrhoea.