What are Nicorette Cools Icy Mint 4mg Nicotine Lozenges?
These Nicorette Lozenges are a treatment for smokers who are looking to quit smoking. The active ingredient in these lozenges is nicotine, the same as in a cigarette. This treatment is known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) and it works by replacing a cigarette with a healthier solution in order to aid in reducing tobacco intake. These lozenges can also be used as a cigarette replacement when smoking is not possible.
What causes nicotine addiction?
Nicotine addiction is a result of smoking tobacco over a period of time. When tobacco is inhaled when smoking, it gets into the lunges. From there, the nicotine in tobacco gets to the brain. Nicotine in the brain causes a neurotransmitter to be released. A neurotransmitter regulates mood and certain behaviours. The neurotransmitter released by the brain due to nicotine is dopamine. Dopamine improves the mood and gives off the feeling of pleasure. The body will begin to crave this feeling when triggered regularly. This can also be triggered by actions and routines as well. Knowing what these are can be a big help when it comes to quitting smoking.
Who are these Nicorette lozenges suitable for?
These lozenges are suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. They should not be used by anyone who is allergic to any of the ingredients contained in the lozenges. Anyone for who the following applies to should not use these lozenges and instead 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 also seek advice before using if you are using any other form of medication.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use these lozenges?
Someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding should try and quit smoking without using any form of NRT. If this is not possible for any reason, then they should consult advice from a medical professional before using these lozenges. This is so the right NRT treatment is found.
How should Nicorette Cools Icy Mint 4mg Nicotine Lozenges be used?
These lozenges should be used when you feel the cravings associated with nicotine. To use, place one lozenge into the mouth and allow it to dissolve. Do not chew or swallow it. The number of lozenges that you use is dependent on the number of cigarettes that you smoke. These lozenges should only be used by those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day. Anyone who smokes fewer than 20 a day should use the 2mg lozenges. Do not use more than 15 lozenges a day.
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 these lozenges. 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.
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Please read the included leaflet carefully before using this product.
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