Gums

How do I use Nicotex?

To successfully become a nonsmoker it is important to use nicotine gum properly.

The nicotine from nicotine gum gets absorbed through the inner lining of the mouth as it was chewed, and hence it would reduce the craving for cigarettes and help to relieve other withdrawal symptoms of smoking cessation1.

Nicotine gum shouldn’t be chewed like a regular gum. It is important to chew nicotine gum slowly to get the most out of the gum2.

Mild and transient side effects of nicotine gum like mouth soreness, hiccups, dyspepsia and jaw ache can be reduced by chewing the nicotine gum properly as described below3.

Nicotine gum should be chewed slowly until a “peppery” or “flavored” taste emerges, then “parked” between the cheek and gum to facilitate nicotine absorption through the inner lining of the mouth. Gum should be slowly and intermittently “chewed and parked” for about 30 minutes or until the taste dissipates3.

Steps for Chewing

Reference:

  1. British medical journal 1982;285:537-540
  2. Thorax 1998;53:S11-S12
  3. Clinical practice guideline, Treating Tobacco Use And Dependence: 2008 Update