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How long does nicotine gum stay in your system

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
No pretty gum: Trace amounts of nicotine can be detected in blood and urine for several hours, but it should be gone by 48 hours. However, if you are being tested fo... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. Darrell Herrington
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Short-acting: The absorption and excretion varies among patients, but it should be completely gone in 16-20 hours. You may only feel the effects for 3-6 hours.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine 41 years experience
Yes: Most expiration dates are not all that accurate. It is not like a medicine is fine one day and the next day it suddenly goes bad. If it's just a few m... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology 33 years experience
Ease witdrawal: It can help manage withdrawal symptoms and allow for a gradual taper of nicitine levels while braking the behavioral patterns associated w smoking.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Generic: There is a generic 2 and 4 mg gum respectively however if trying to quit smoking by itself it is not very effective.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
Clinical Psychology 46 years experience
Nicotine gum: There is a particular plan for withdrawal that you need to follow, consult your doctor and tell her or him exactly how much you are using and your doc... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Clifford
A Verified Doctoranswered
44 years experience
Replaces nicotine: The real problem with nicotine is the delivery device. Cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco all can cause serious health problems due to the other i... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
A Verified Doctoranswered
Addiction Medicine 50 years experience
Not especially: At least in most people, and if used as directed. It is not really 'gum' in the usual sense - the stuff is thicker and more viscous than usual gum, s... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Francine Yep
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Better than smoking: Nicotine gum does not increase your risk for cancer. But nicotine can increase your blood pressure. If you look at the big picture, it would be health... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Rotchford
Addiction Medicine 42 years experience
It depends: Try to establish a routine that helps you avoid cravings or symptoms of withdrawal. Every 2-4 hours while awake should do it. Some patients benefit ... Read More