What Is Nicotex?
Nicotex is a gum containing nicotine that helps smokers to quit tobacco smoking. It works on the proven principle of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT).
Why should I use Nicotex?
Nicotex helps you quit tobacco smoking. Nicotex also helps you reduce withdrawal symptoms that arise when you stop smoking, such as nicotine cravings that are associated with sudden quitting.
How does Nicotex work?
Nicotex provides the nicotine that you normally get from cigarettes, but in a lower quantity than cigarettes. It allows your body to gradually adjust to having less nicotine until you no longer need any and, thus, helps you quit smoking.
Which is the right strength of Nicotex for me?
Nicotex is available in two strengths: 2 mg and 4 mg. The 2 mg strength, which is available as an over-the-counter (OTC) product, is recommended for those who smoke less than 20 cigarettes per day. The 4 mg strength, which should be prescribed only by a physician, is recommended for those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes per day.
What is the dosage for Nicotex?
Individuals smoking 20 or more cigarettes a day should use the 4 mg Nicotex gum, which need to be prescribed by a physician.
Individuals smoking 20 or less cigarettes a day should use the 2 mg Nicotex gum.
Use according to the following 12-week schedule:
|Weeks 1–6||One piece of gum every 1–2 hours|
|Weeks 7–9||One piece of gum every 2–4 hours|
|Weeks 10–12||One piece of gum every 4–8 hours|
Do not use more than 24 pieces of Nicotex in a day.
How to chew Nicotex gum?
The method of chewing the gum is not the same as that for ordinary chewing gum. Use the following steps to ensure maximum benefit from the gum.
Step-1: Chew it slowly till you get the taste of Nicotine
Step-2: Place it between your cheek and gums
Step-3: When the taste fades, repeat step 1
Does Nicotex come in different flavours?
Yes, Nicotex gum comes in six flavours: Mint plus, Classic Fresh Mint, Fruity Mint, Cinnamon, Paan and Teeth Whitening.
Is Nicotex sugar-free?
Yes. Nicotex is formulated with an artificial sweetener and, so, it is sugar-free.
Why do I have to wait for 15 minutes after eating or drinking to use Nicotex?
Eating or drinking food and beverages immediately before using or during use of Nicotex inhibits nicotine absorption into your bloodstream. That’s why we recommend waiting 15 minutes after eating or drinking and then use Nicotex.
If nicotine is the problem, why should I use NRT?
Nicotex does not contain any of the carcinogens (cancer-causing agents) that are found in cigarettes. Nicotex gives you a small amount of nicotine to help calm your cravings.
Can I use Nicotex if I am on any other medication?
Any question about drug interactions between medications should be answered by your physician or other healthcare professional. Talk to your doctor if you are taking other medications especially those containing Theophylline, Tacrine, Clozapine or Ropinirol.
Can I use Nicotex if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, only use Nicotex on the advice of your doctor.
Does Nicotex stick to dentures or dental work?
Nicotex may stick to dental caps or partial bridges, so please consult your dentist if you feel any discomfort while chewing the gum.