What is the Nicorette Nasal Spray used for?
Do you want to stop smoking without the craving? If so use the Nicorette Nasal Spray.This nicotine replacement therapy allows nicotine to be absorbed quickly through your nose.
How do I stop smoking?
Using Nicorette is a good first step to stop smoking. Additionally you can change you diet, some foods make cigarettes taste terrible. For example Cheese, fruit and vegetables. While meat makes cigarettes taste better.
How do I use the spray?
Simply squirt the nasal spray in to the nose when the craving is worst.
Like all medicines, NICORETTE® can have sideeffects. As many of the effects are due to nicotine, they can
also occur when nicotine is obtained by smoking.
Effects related to stopping smoking
You may experience unwanted effects because by stopping
smoking you have reduced the amount of nicotine you are
taking. You may also experience these effects if you under
use NICORETTE® Gum before you are ready to reduce your
! These effects include:
n irritability or aggression
n feeling low
n poor concentration
n increased appetite or weight gain
n urges to smoke (craving)
n night time awakening or sleep disturbance
n lowering of heart rate
Effects of too much nicotine
You may also get these effects if you are not used
to inhaling tobacco smoke.
! These effects include:
n feeling faint
n feeling sick (nausea)
n hiccuping (due to excessive swallowing of nicotine)
Side-effects of nicorette® gum
NICORETTE® Gum can sometimes cause a slight irritation
of the throat at the start of the treatment. It may also cause
The gum may occasionally stick to dentures and in rare
cases damage them.
If you notice any of the following; fast heart rate/beat,
abnormal beating of the heart, chest palpitations, shortness
of breath or allergic reactions (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 in breathing and dizziness) stop taking
NICORETTE® gum and contact a doctor immediately.
Very common side-effects:
(may affect more than 1 in 10 people):
n throat irritation
n (feeling sick) nausea
n sore mouth or throat
(may affect up to 1 in 10 people):
n allergic reactions (hypersensitivity)
n taste disturbance or loss of taste
n tingling or numbness of the hands and feet
n stomach pain or discomfort
n dry mouth
n excessive gas or wind
n increased salivation
n sore and inflamed mouth
n sickness (vomiting)
n burning sensation in the mouth
n tiredness (fatigue)
(may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
n abnormal dream
n sudden reddening of the face and/or neck
n high blood pressure
n sudden constriction of the small airways of the lung that
can cause wheezing and shortness of breath
n loss or damage to voice
n blocked nose, sneezing
n throat tightness
n burping (belching)
swollen, red, sore tongue
n mouth ulcers or blisters
n numbness or tingling of the mouth
n hives (urticaria)
n excessive sweating
n unusual weakness
n jaw-muscle ache
n chest discomfort and pain
n general feeling of discomfort or being unwell or out of
(less than 1 in 1,000 people are affected)
n difficulty in swallowing
n decreased feeling or sensitivity, especially in the mouth
n feeling of wanting to be sick (vomit)
Other side-effects can include:
n blurred vision, watery eyes
n dry throat, lip pain
n stomach discomfort
n redness of the skin
n muscle tightness
➤When you stop smoking you may also develop mouth
ulcers. The reason why this happens is unknown.