What is Nicorette Freshmint Sugar-Free Gum?
This gum is a freshmint-flavoured treatment for reducing the craving as a result of nicotine addiction caused by smoking. The active ingredient in this gum is nicotine itself. This is in order to reduce the dependency of it over time and taking a reduced amount can help with quitting smoking. This is known as Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Besides being a form of NRT, this gum can be used as a cigarette replacement when smoking is not possible.
What causes nicotine addiction?
Nicotine addiction is the result of inhalation the tobacco that contains nicotine into the lungs. From there, it gets into the brain and causes the brain to release a neurotransmitter which controls behaviour and mood. This neurotransmitter is dopamine, which improves the mood and emits the feeling of pleasure. These effects are what makes smoking addictive. Cravings can be triggered by certain actions and cues. These differ from person-to-person and knowing what they are can help when it comes to quitting smoking.
Who is this Nicorette gum suitable for?
This Nicorette gum is suitable to be used by adults and children aged 12 and over. This gum should not be used by anyone who is allergic to the ingredients contained in the gum. Anyone who any of the following applies to should not use this gum and instead speak to a doctor or Chemist 4 U pharmacist:
- Are in the hospital because of heart disease
- Have a stomach ulcer
- Have liver or kidney disease
- Have an overactive thyroid
- Are diabetic
You should also seek medical advice if you are using any other form of medication for another condition.
Can someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding use this gum?
This gum is suitable to be used by someone who is pregnant or breastfeeding. However, it is recommended that before using any form of NRT, you attempt to quit smoking without any treatment. If this is proving difficult, then consult a medical professional for advice.
How should Nicorette Freshmint Sugar-Free Gum be used?
This gum should not be treated by any other form of gum. Instead, there is a process that will provide the best treatment. The gum is chewed and then rested in order for the nicotine to get into the lining of the mouth. Chew until the taste is strong and then rest it in between the gum and the cheek. When the taste has faded, chew again for around 30 minutes. After this, the gum will have lost its strength.
Are there any side effects?
Nicorette gum can have side effects. There are side effects to nicotine withdrawals which include:
- Feeling low
- Poor concentration
- Increased appetite
- Sleeping problems
There are also side effects as a result of too much nicotine, which include:
- Feeling faint
- A headache
Also, there are a number of side effects that can be caused by the gum itself. This includes:
- A headache
- A cough
- Throat irritation
- Sore throat or mouth
- Allergic reactions
- A loss of taste
- Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
- Stomach pain
- Dry mouth
- Excessive wind
- Increased salivation
- Sore and inflamed mouth
- Burning sensation in the mouth
- Sudden reddening of the face or neck
- High blood pressure
- Wheezing or shortness of breath
- Voice loss
- Blocked nose
- Throat tightness
- Swollen, red, or sore tongue
- Mouth ulcers
- Tingling in the mouth
- Unusual weakness
- Excessive sweating
- Jaw-muscle ache
- Chest pains
- The general feeling of being unwell
- Difficulty swallowing
- Decreased feeling in the mouth
- Wanting to be sick
- Blurred vision
- Dry throat
- Redness of the skin
- Muscle tightness
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 a side effect 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.
Helpful Advice on Medication Restrictions & Addiction
For further information on our medication restrictions policy, please click here.
If you are concerned about addiction to 'over the counter' medication, we urge you to visit the below links for professional help and advice:
- Chewing gum containing: Nicotine 4mg.
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