- What is Nicotex?
Nicotex is a nicotine gum that helps you quit smoking using the principle of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). A 12-week therapy programme using Nicotex will help you get back to life without dependence on nicotine.Nicotex gradually reduces your nicotine intake and makes it possible for you to choose life over smoking.
- How does Nicotex work?
Nicotex provides the nicotine that you normally get from cigarettes, but in a lower quantity than cigarettes. It allows your body to gradually adjust to having less nicotine until you no longer need any and, thus, helps you quit smoking.
- What does Nicotex contain?
Nicotex contains Nicotine Polacrilex, USP. Nicotex is available in two strengths: 2 mg and 4 mg.
- Nicotex Flavours
Nicotex is formulated keeping in mind the special taste requirements of the Indian palate. In order to best camouflage the strong taste of nicotine, Nicotex is available in Mint-Plus, Cinnamon and Paan flavours.
Dosage for Nicotex
Individuals smoking 20 or more cigarettes a day should use the 4 mg Nicotex gum, which needs to be prescribed by a physician.
Individuals smoking 20 or less cigarettes a day should use the 2 mg Nicotex gum.
Use according to the following 12-week schedule:
Do not use more than 24 pieces of Nicotex in a day.
Consult your Doctor before using Nicotex :
- If you are below 18 years of age.
- If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- If you are taking any other medicines, especially those containing Theophylline, Tacrine, Clozapine or Ropinirol.
- If you have other medical conditions such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, stroke, stomach ulcer, kidney or liver disease, heart or circulation problems, diabetes, allergic reactions, severe sore throat, inflammation of the mouth, overactive thyroid, or adrenal gland cancer.
- If you have had previous reactions to nicotine gums or other nicotine-containing products.
If you have used more nicotine gums than recommended or, in case, a child has chewed or swallowed some, then contact a doctor immediately. The general symptoms of nicotine overdose include headache, sickness, diarrhea and stomach pain.
How do I use Nicotex?
Nicotine gums are medicinal gums and are not to be used the way most chewing gums are. The objective is to slowly release nicotine from the gum.
Do not eat or drink or use removable dentures with the nicotine gum in the mouth. Avoid having any food or drinks for 15 minutes before the nicotine gum is used. The side effects that might be seen with Nicotex will be the same as nicotine given by any other route. Side effects are usually dose-dependent and may not be experienced by all. Common side effects such as headache, nausea, hiccups, stomach discomfort, sore mouth or throat, jaw muscle ache and sleep disturbance may be seen particularly during the first few weeks.