Important Instructions


The 2 mg gum is designed for those smoking less than 20 cigarettes a day, as this dosage is enough to help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. The 4 mg gum is for those with more severe nicotine addiction, and should only be used with the direction of a physician. Consuming gum whenever you get the urge to smoke will help your body slowly adjust to having less nicotine, which is the goal of Nicotex.
Below dosage schedule is recommended:

  • Do not exceed more than 24 gums per day
  • Reduce 1 gum per week.
  • Recommended therapy is for 12 weeks.

Nicotex Nicotine Gum
Week 1 - 6

Take 1 Gum
every 1-2 hours

Week 7 - 9

Take 1 Gum
every 2-4 hours

Week 10 - 12

Take 1 Gum
every 4-8 hours

What is Nicotex?

Nicotex is a gum containing nicotine that helps people who smoke or chew tobacco and gutka quit the habit. It works on the proven principle of Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT). Nicotex does not contain tar and other harmful chemicals which are present in cigarettes, tobacco and gutka.

What is Nicotine?

Nicotine is a chemical present in tobacco leaves. When you smoke or chew tobacco, nicotine enters the blood and goes to the brain. It activates the part of your brain that produces feelings of pleasure and happiness. After some time, as the nicotine levels drop, the feel-good effect reduces, and your body starts craving the next cigarette or tobacco. Thus, you get addicted to smoking cigarettes or chewing tobacco.

How does Nicotex work?

Nicotex provides nicotine similar to cigarettes or chewing tobacco. Nicotine levels are lower than in cigarettes. By gradually reducing the amount of nicotine in your body, Nicotex helps you quit smoking and chewing tobacco.

What is the indication for the use of Nicotex?

To reduce withdrawal symptoms including nicotine craving associated with quitting smoking/chewing tobacco and gutka-containing tobacco.

Which is the right strength for you?

Nicotex is available in two strengths, 2 mg and 4 mg. 2 mg is appropriate for those who smoke 20 cigarettes a day or less. 4 mg is appropriate for those who smoke more than 20 cigarettes a day.

What is the dosage and administration?

4 mg: As advised by the doctor.
2 mg: Consume gum whenever you get an urge to smoke. Over a 12-week period, Nicotex allows your body to gradually adjust to having less nicotine.

How to use Nicotex

To successfully quit, it’s important to chew Nicotex gum properly

Nicotine gum shouldn’t be chewed like regular gum. It’s important to follow these 3 steps to improve the experience and the effect!

Consult your Doctor before using Nicotex

  • If you are below 18 years of age.
  • If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicines, especially those containing anti-asthmatics, anti-psychotic drugs or non-nicotine drugs to stop smoking.
  • If you have other medical conditions such as uncontrolled high blood pressure, stroke, stomach ulcer, kidney or liver disease, heart or circulation problems, diabetes, allergic reactions, severe sore throat, inflammation of the mouth, overactive thyroid, or adrenal gland cancer.
  • If you have had previous reactions to nicotine gums or other nicotine-containing products.

Nicotex Overdose If you have used more nicotine gums than recommended or, in case, a child has chewed or swallowed some, then contact a doctor immediately. The general symptoms of nicotine overdose include headaches, sickness, diarrhoea and stomach pain.

Note: Do not eat or drink or use removable dentures with the gum in the mouth. Avoid having any drinks for 15 minutes before the gum is used. The side effects which might be seen with Nicotex will be the same as nicotine given by any other route. The side effects are usually dose dependent and may not be experienced by all. Common side effects such as headache, nausea, hiccups, stomach discomfort, sore mouth or throat, jaw muscle ache and sleep disturbance may be seen particularly during the first few weeks.


1. highlights/note_nrt_therapy/en/

2. Agrawal, et al., Use of Nicotine Gums, Tablets and Lozenges: A Review. IJSS Case Reports & Reviews 2016;2(11):33-36.