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What is Nicotine Polacrilex used for?

Nicotine Polacrilex is used as an aid in smoking cessation. It is a chewing gum that works by providing low levels of nicotine to quit smoking, thereby reducing withdrawal symptoms. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Nicotine Polacrilex?

The dosage of Nicotine Polacrilex prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Chew Nicotine Polacrilex gum very slowly for 30 minutes. Do not chew more than 30 pieces of gum per day. Do not smoke while using this gum.

What if you miss a dose of Nicotine Polacrilex?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to use Nicotine Polacrilex medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, use it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Nicotine Polacrilex?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Nicotine Polacrilex, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Nicotine Polacrilex?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Nicotine Polacrilex.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Nicotine Polacrilex, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Nicotine Polacrilex can interact with beta-blockers.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Nicotine Polacrilex?

Like other medicines, Nicotine Polacrilex can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Nicotine Polacrilex are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Nicotine Polacrilex cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Nicotine Polacrilex develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Nicotine Polacrilex can cause side effects such as dizziness, stomach upset, dry mouth, headache, constipation, changes in taste, and jaw muscle ache. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Nicotine Polacrilex.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Nicotine Polacrilex?

Is it possible for me to use Nicotine Polacrilex with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Nicotine Polacrilex?
What are the possible drug interactions of Nicotine Polacrilex?
How will Nicotine Polacrilex work in my body?
How should Nicotine Polacrilex be used?
How to reduce the risk of Nicotine Polacrilex drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Nicotine Polacrilex is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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