What is a Nicorette 15mg Inhalator?
This Nicorette Inhalator is a treatment that helps you to quit smoking. It works by giving you nicotine that the cigarette does, with the difference being that it does not contain the other harmful chemicals that a cigarette does. Over time, this treatment can be used to reduce nicotine intake and help to quit smoking. This inhalator can also be used at times when smoking is not possible as a replacement.
What causes nicotine addiction?
Nicotine addiction is caused when smoking tobacco and it is inhaled into the lungs. From there, the tobacco, which contains nicotine, goes through the lungs and around the body, up into the brain. The brain responds by releasing a neurotransmitter which causes a mood change and the feeling of pleasure. This neurotransmitter is called dopamine. Dopamine is then relied upon to deliver this feeling and as a result, causing cravings. Cravings can be triggered by actions and events due to the routine. Knowing what these triggers are can be a big help when it comes to quitting smoking.
Who is this inhalator suitable for?
This inhalator is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. This inhalator should not be used by adults and children who are allergic to the ingredients contained in the inhalator. Anyone who any of the following applies to should speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before using:
- Are in the hospital because of heart disease
- Have a stomach ulcer
- Have kidney or liver disease
- Have long-term throat disease
- Have an overactive thyroid gland
- Are diabetic
You should speak to a medical professional if you are using any other form of medication.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this inhalator?
Someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding can use this inhalator as a form of NRT but an attempt to quit smoking should be done without NRT first. If this is unsuccessful, then consult a professional for advice on what treatment to use.
How should Nicorette 15mg Inhalator be used?
Before using for the first time, place a cartridge into the inhalator. Do this by twisting the inhalator until the 2 lines of it line up. Then pull it apart and place a cartridge inside. Once the cartridge is inside, put the inhalator back together and lock it so it doesn’t come open. To use the inhalator, use it the way that suits you, either through the nose or as a cigarette. You may find it more difficult to inhale than with a cigarette. You can use it as you see fit, taking in as much through inhaling as you think you need. Each cartridge provides around 40 minutes of use. Use this inhalator when you feel the need to. Do not use more than 6 cartridges a day. The amount you use will be dependent on how many cigarettes you smoke.
Are there any side effects?
Like with many types of medication, there is the potential of side effects. There is a chance that you may experience side effects as a result of nicotine withdrawals. These side effects include:
- Feeling low
- A lack of concentration
- Weight gain
- Sleeping problems
- Lower heart rate
There is also the chance of side effects as a result of too much nicotine. The side effects of this include:
- Feeling faint
- A headache
Of course, there is a chance that you will experience side effects using the inhalator. These potential side effects include:
- A headache
- A cough
- Throat irritation
- A sore and inflamed mouth
- Allergic reactions
- Burning sensation
- A loss of taste
- Tingling and numbness in the hands or feet
- A blocked nose
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
- Excessive gas or wind
- Increased amounts of saliva
- Abnormal dreams
- Sudden reddening in the face or neck
- High blood pressure
- Wheezing or shortness of breath
- Voice loss
- Tightness in the throat
- Swollen and red tongue
- Mouth ulcers or blisters
- Numbness or tingling in the mouth
- A rash
- Jaw pain
- Unusual weakness
- Chest pain
- Feeling unwell
- Swallowing difficulties
- Decreased feeling in the mouth
- The feeling of wanting to be sick
- Blurred vision
- Redness in the skin
If you notice any side effect, stop using and speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist as soon as possible. You can also record any side effect that you notice using the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme.
This product is a medicine; make sure to speak to your doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist before taking this product if you have an underlying medical problem or are taking any other medicine or complementary therapy. If your symptoms get worse or continue after taking this product, contact us or your doctor. For medical services in your area, please refer to https://www.nhs.uk
If you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or breastfeeding, speak to your doctor or our pharmacist before taking this product. If you suffer from any allergies, ask your doctor or our pharmacist if this medicine is right for you.
Store all medicines out of sight and reach of children.
Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
Please contact your GP if appropriate regarding this product.
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