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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Nicorette (Overview)

Nicorette is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
89 doctors shared insights

Nicorette (Overview)

Nicorette is an addiction reducing agent which is a kind of psychiatric drug.


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How old do you have to be to buy nicorette (nicotine gum)?

How old do you have to be to buy nicorette (nicotine gum)?

18. Same as tobacco: Nicotine replacement method-gum, lozenge, inhaler. Same limits as legal age for tobacco. 18 in my state, and nationally, as far as i know. Expect to be carded. ...Read more

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How long will nicorette (nicotine gum) gum be effective after the expiration?

It Depends . . .: The degradation of medicines is mediated by atmospheric pressure, temperature, humidity and the ph of the surrounding environment that you kept the gum in. No one can tell you without testing it in a lab, how much nicotine is still active in the expired gum. Rule of thumb is this, the longer its been expired the less likely it is to have nicotine in it that hasn't degraded and become useless. ...Read more

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Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products work or not?

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 it dangerous to smoke weed if you're using the nicorette (nicotine gum) patch to quit smoking?

Is it dangerous to smoke weed if you're using the nicorette (nicotine gum) patch to quit smoking?

Plays with brain: Weed causes delusions and paronia - saw a patient who after smoking weed felt her couch was flying and called 911 lost custody of her kids - can cause problems with severe consequences in some people. ...Read more

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What are some medications or treatments w/o life threatening side effects that can help someone stop smoking? Other than the e-cig and nicotine gum.

What are some medications or treatments w/o life threatening side effects that can help someone stop smoking? Other than the e-cig and nicotine gum.

Hypnotherapy: Hypnotherapy can break tobacco habits. It can make the use of the tobacco product aversive - even disgusting. That can cause social problems if those near you smoke, but it can work without that extreme an effect too. Here's a hint: the breathing pattern of smokers is actually good to continue - without the cigarette. It is good for you and stopping that is part for what makes it feel so bad. Best. ...Read more

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What is side effect a nicotine-gum at the same time as smoking cigarettes?

What is side effect a nicotine-gum at the same time as smoking cigarettes?

Nicotine gum&smoking: Overdose of nocotine, it is not a good idea to smoke and chew the gum as well, it defeats the purpose. ...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

Dr. Ira Katz
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Nicotine Gum (Definition)

Nicotine gum is an addiction reducing agent which is a ...Read more