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Can A Child Get Severely Sick If He Swallows A Nicotine Gum Tablet
Maybe: Depends on the dose that is ingested and the size of the child. Having said that, children who ingest only one dose are unlikely to have any major issues or side effects. Still, any time a child ingests anything a caretaker should immediately call poison control to assess the situation and get recommendations. 1-800-222-1222. ...Read more
2 mg or 4 mg: Both Nicorette (nicotine gum) lozenges and gum chiclets come in two strengths: 2 mg or 4 mg each. Dosage per day varies depending on your level of nicotine addiction. ...Read more
I'm a smoker & trying to quit. I was thinkin about trying nicorette (nicotine gum), (nicotine gum) seeing as how I have wellcare medicaid, I can get nicorette (nicotine gum) free. Good idea or not?
GREAT IDEA!: You're certainly on the right track! Quitting smoking is a terrific idea. Speak with your doctor about whether the gum is recommended for you. For some people the gum reduces withdrawal symptoms, including nicotine craving. So, it might be a good idea for you as you are getting through the beginning phase of quitting cigarettes and improving your health. Make a plan and go! ...Read more
Same place that you: Got the free cigarettes. There are some low-cost smoking cessation programs that are publicly sponsored that may offer smoking cessation medications, including gum, lozenges or patches, at low or little cost. However, even if you cannot get them free, the trade-off for what you are already spending on tobacco, and the savings to your health and longer lifespan, are well worth whatever it costs. ...Read more
?: If someone is using these to help stop smoking they can be helpful to stop cravings, some one whom is nicotine dependent generally won't feel much different than if they smoked unless they use to much. If someone is not nicotine dependent and tries the gum they will feel something, might get ill and nausea, could be dangerous to children. Don't use if not nicotine dependent. Could be new addiction. ...Read more
I have never smoked before. Ever. But I have nicorette (nicotine gum) gum. What would it be like to chew it? Will I get addicted?
Nicotine: Nicotine is found in nicorette (nicotine gum) gum. Nicotine is a drug and is addicting. Learn more here...http://whyquit. Com/whyquit/linksaaddiction. Html. ...Read more
My 2 yr old possibly got ahold of a piece of nicotine gum 4 mg But is not vomiting or sick His pulse rate is around 130 Do I need to rush to the er o?
Poison Control: You can first call Poison Control 800-222-1222 before taking him to the emergency room. The call is free and confidential. ...Read more
AGE TO BUY NICORETTE (nicotine gum): 18.Get a more detailed answer ›
Much less than: Smoking tobacco. Nicotine is thought to be the culprit behind cardiovascular disease in smokers, so taking in nicotine by any route, whether nicotine in combusted tobacco, snuff, chewing tobacco or nicotine gum, patches, lozenges etc., over a long period of time, could have some risks. However, it is almost certainly less harmful than continuing to smoke cigarettes. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What happens if I was to mix 2 200mg of caffeine pills and 2 nicorette (nicotine gum) pills and snort them what would happen?
No lung effect ofGum: Nicotine gum has no effect on the lungs of the person chewing it. It is, however, addictive. People who quit smoking by chewing nicotine gum will still need to go through withdrawal from the nicotine at some point. ...Read more
Not particularly: Since it is far better than being dependent on the nicotine in tobacco, which comes with organic agents, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and assorted other poisons. The gum is not great for your jaw and teeth, and can cause TMJ pain and pull out fillings. I would recommend switching to lozenges, or better yet, go to an equivalent dose patch (14-21 mg) for a week then cut back for 1-2 weeks ; stop. ...Read more
I suppose: One would expect that a patient needing nitrates would be more likely to have complications from any nicotine compound which would promote vasospasm. However, if the choice were nicorette (nicotine gum) vs. Cigarettes, I would prefer the nicorette (nicotine gum). ...Read more
Yes: There are no contraindications between nicotine replacement therapy and any antidepressant. Hope you are successful with your quit efforts. I generally recommend the use of skin patches, which provide more even levels of nicotine, and then use gum or lozenges only for breakthrough craving, but gum or lozenges alone can work too. ...Read more
Yes: For a long while, the manufacturers put on their package insert that people with heart disease shouldn't use nicotine replacement therapy (NRT). However, it is entirely clear that the greatest risk to health in people with heart disease is continued tobacco smoking, and NRT is clearly safest. What I would NOT do is have a cigarette anywhere near using a nicotine patch or gum. Good luck quitting. ...Read more
Reducing the amount: Over time, you can reduce the dosage of nicotine that you use daily. What you are describing is physical dependence and not addiction which has multiple negative factors associated with use such as criminal activity, irresponsibility, harm to others as well as yourself, etc. You might also want to consider Chantix which works to replace nicotine in your nervous system and reduce withdrawal symptoms, . ...Read more
It depends: Long term nicotine use has relatively few risks compared to long term tobacco use. Some patients actually live longer if they are continued on nicotine replacement. It is the exposure to tobacco which is particularly risky. I prefer the nicotine patch because it allows ongoing nicotine use while helping extinguish the "self medicating" pattern o f addiction. ...Read more
Yes: You're fine. This would be a great time to stop smoking altogether. Best of luck. ...Read more
Yes: A slight burning in the mouth is a normal side effect of nicorette (nicotine gum). It should decrease as the medicine is absorbed from the gum. ...Read more
Depends on test: Half-life is the term for time only 1/2 remains - for nicotine it is 1-4 hrs (depends on many variables). Cotinine, which is what it becomes once inside humans has a half-life 7-40 hrs. So, if they look for that - it can be up to 80 hrs to be sure of being clear - if they know you are quitting, it might be they'd offer a re-test if you fail on that issue. Good luck! ...Read more
Is there any logical reason an alcoholic in early stages would also chew many pieces of nicotine gum daily?
Yes: 80-95 percent of alcoholics use nicotine, alcohol seeems to increase the pleasurable effects of nicotine. From a common sense and healthy choice nothing logical about it, nothing logical about being an alcoholic either though right? Addiction is continuing to do something despite it having negative consequences. Its a disease that requires treatment. Cancer is not logical either but happens. ...Read more
I stopped smoking in first of january, using nicotine gum. But this week I always think about smoking, what to do. Please help! ?
Smoking cessation: Congratulations on having quit. It may take some time to get over the cravings. Try using the nicotine gum to get you through a rough period. Use carrot or celery sticks to simulate having a cigarette in your mouth/fingers. Your doctor might prescribe a course of Chantix to block the nicotine cravings if all else fails. Good luck with your endeavor. ...Read more
I stopped smoking for a 3 month using nicotine gum but yesterday I couldn't handle it anymore, I bought a packet yesterday and I smoked, ?
Need willpower: Smoking is a personal choice. You must make decision to stop. 3 months off is total withdrawl. However you still remember habit part just like knowing how to ride a bike once learned. You learned smoking if stressed and that response kicked in. Stop again immediately and nextime stressed get your mind off the stress by doing some exercise or other enjoyable stress releiver, not smoking. ...Read more
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