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What is the definition or description of: Nicotine gum allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nicotine gum allergy?

Nicotine gum allergy: Nicotine Gum can be used as part of a smoking cessation program. Allergic reactions to medications could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, hives or difficulty breathing. ...Read more

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Do nicotine gum and cinnamon candy affect the outcome of an oral swab drug test?

Do nicotine gum and cinnamon candy affect the outcome of an oral swab drug test?

Nicotine maybe,: Cinnamon no. If the oral swab test is looking for cigarette smoking, it measures either nicotine or its major metabolite cotinine (more commonly) and this will be found also in someone using nicotine gum. If they are looking for drugs of abuse, generally nicotine/cotinine are not tested for and will not alter the outcome. ...Read more

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Does nicotine show up in your drug tests if you chew nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Does nicotine show up in your drug tests if you chew nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Absolutely: The breakdown product of nicotine is called cotinine and it will show up in tests on your urine. It doesn't matter how you absorb nicotine, by patch, gum, snuff, chewing tobacco, inhaler, or smoking- it will show up on urine tests. ...Read more

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Why do smokers chew nicotine gum?

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. ...Read more

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How do I break a nicotine gum habit?

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 doctor can help you develop a plan to discontinue without causing undue discomfort. Best. ...Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work?

How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work?

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 ingredients in tobacco. By switching to nicorette (nicotine gum) you are only getting nicotine to help reduce the craving for it. Over time you can break the habit of smoking and reduce your dependence on nicotine. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is nicotine gum bad for you?

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, so it's harder to chew, and TMJ (jaw) pain and headaches can happen, as well as the stuff pulling out loose fillings etc. I have had a few patients replace tobacco with gum, then not be able to quit the gum. I recommend skin patches in tapering doses. ...Read more

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Can you stay on nicotine gum for a long time?

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 healthier choice to stay on nicotine gum instead of smoking though. Remember your support. Check out phone help at 1-800-quitnow, texting support, and more at www. Smokefree. Gov
congrats on making great changes! ...Read more

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What's a good nicorette (nicotine gum) schedule?

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 from long term nicotine agonist therapy. ...Read more

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Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products work or not?

They help.: Nicotine replacement products have been shown in clinical studies to improve the rate of smoking cessation over quitting "cold turkey". Even better are combining support groups with nicotine replacement. This brings the sustained quit rates to 15-17%. Even better is the prescription drug Chantix which has the most success, but does have some side effects as well. ...Read more

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Is there a certain age you have to be to buy nicotine gum?

Is there a certain age you have to be to buy nicotine gum?

Depends where: In california, you must be 18 years old [if you're younger, talk with your doc and your parents]. Younger age limit in the uk. So. .. Depends on where you live. Congrats on making healthy changes. ...Read more

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Is it bad for you to be chewing nicotine gum all the time?

Nicotine addiction: Consider attending a meeting of nicotine anonymous. ...Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work and does it really work?

How does nicorette (nicotine gum) gum work and does it really work?

One approach: We finally agree about the multiple dangers from the many chemicals in nicotine delivery systems.
Yes it really works;however it is not unusual that a multiple approach may be the right fit fot you.:please consult with your physician;medication, support groups, and more may be just what fits you. Good luck! ...Read more

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Which is better nicorette (nicotine gum) patches or nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Which is better nicorette (nicotine gum) patches or nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Depends: The patch provides the most sustained levels of nicotine and probably works best for most people. The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum can be successful as well, but most people don't chew enough pieces during the day to be effective. It really comes down to personal preference and tolerability. ...Read more

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How does nicorette (nicotine gum) patches compare to nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Depends: The patch provides the most sustained levels of nicotine and probably works best for most people. The nicorette (nicotine gum) gum can be successful as well, but most people don't chew enough pieces during the day to be effective. It really comes down to personal preference and tolerability. ...Read more

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Why can't you drink before using nicotine gum?

Not clear question: First, r u talking about drinking alcohol? How much alcohol? Is there a problem w/ alcohol? Are u wondering if alcohol will interfere with or reduce the effectiveness of the nicotine gum? Nicotine has been shown to speed clearance of alcohol, but using alcohol may counteract the nicotine patch by increasing your desire to smoke! ...Read more

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Are there any side effects to chewing nicotine gum?

Are there any side effects to chewing nicotine gum?

A few: The nicotine can cause stomach upset, heartburn and reflux esophagitis, especially in higher doses, and very high doses of nicotine can cause nausea, vomiting and worse, but this rarely, if ever happens with the gum, lozenges or patches. The gum is very thick and hard to chew, and can cause TMJ (jaw) pain, pull out loose fillings and even teeth, so that lozenges are preferred (for me). ...Read more

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Nicotine gum: are ther eany side effects to chewing it?

There are dangers: With nicotine gum so it should be used carefully as any medication. I found this article for you to read describing side effects and possible dangers of nicotine gum: http://www. Ehow. Com/about_5084926_dangers-nicotine-gum. Html#page=2 good luck. You may want to try hypnosis which has no side effects or possible 2nday addictions involved. ...Read more

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Are there side effects to taking nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

Are there side effects to taking nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

Usually minor: Some patients may experience mouth or throat irritation, cough, headache, or indigestion. You may also experience common side effects of nicotine usage, including increased heart rate, dizziness, and difficulty sleeping. ...Read more

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Are there any side effects for nicorette (nicotine gum) if you have smoked for decades?

No: The problem is that nicotine levels may not get high enough to satisfy the urge if you smoke a large amount. ...Read more

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How to withdraw from or avoid addiction to nicotine gum?

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

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I am addicted to nicotine gum should I be worried? Is this bad?

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

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Nicotine gum side-effects? Ok if pregnant?

Nicotine gum side-effects? Ok if pregnant?

You can: Nicotine gum comes in 2 and 4 mg preparations, coated and uncoated. It is designed to help one "kick the habit" of cigarette or chewing tobacco, the physiologic effects of nicotine are many, but none too dramatic, and for that reason one may utilize, in moderation while pregnant. Better than smoking, which has known bad effects (fetal growth retardation), with nicorette (nicotine gum) gum used moderately, thes. ...Read more

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I am addicted to nicotine gum like crazy is it dangerous?

Well it has in it: Nicotine, same as cigarettes. So you can say it has some but not all of the toxicity. It does have a long term effect on the nervous system and the addiction should be broken if possible by sheer "guts". ...Read more

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What are the risks for an addiction to nicorette (nicotine gum)?

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Nicorette (nicotine gum): Similar to tobacco in the long run. ...Read more

Nicotine Gum Allergy (Definition)

Nicotine Gum can be used as part of a smoking cessation program. Allergic reactions to medications could include swelling of tongue, throat, lips, mouth, face, ...Read more


Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more