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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

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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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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?

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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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 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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How many mg of nicotine are in a tablet of nicorette (nicotine gum)?

How many mg of nicotine are in a tablet of nicorette (nicotine gum)?

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

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What would someone feel if they get a patch or nicorette (nicotine gum)?

?: 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

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Please answer! What regular gum is most like nicorette (nicotine gum) gum?

None: Regular chewing gum does not contain nicotine, and will not help specifically with nicotine addiction, although some people chew sugarless gum for oral gratification as part of a smoking cessation program. It isn't really even "gum, " - it is very dense and viscous stuff, which can pull out loose fillings. I recommend the lozenges to most of my patients, particularly if there are dental issues. ...Read more

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How long is nicorette (nicotine gum) gum good for after the expiration date?

???: Most medicines and drugs will still be effective past their expiration date. I'm sure nicorette (nicotine gum) gum would follow this typical rule however I would not recommend using any medicine after it's expiration date. ...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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Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products really work or not, in helping you quit?

Do nicorette (nicotine gum) products really work or not, in helping you quit?

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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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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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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Can you chew nicorette (nicotine gum) gum and other gum to make it taste better?

Yes: It can be mixed with other gum, but the real point is you shouldn't be chewing it like regular gum! You only bite into it once or twice and then park it between your cheek and gum until you want more nicotine. A piece should last 30 minutes or so when used this way. It can be mixed with other gum although it's effectiveness may be diminished when used this way. ...Read more

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How long after chewing my last peice of nicorette (nicotine gum) gum, can I smoke?

Well.....: Theoretically you're supposed to stop smoking when you use nicorette (nicotine gum). However, you can smoke immediately after chewing nicorette (nicotine gum) without much consequence except higher nicotine levels. ...Read more

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How long after chewing nicorette (nicotine gum) gum, can I smoke another cigarette?

How long after chewing nicorette (nicotine gum) gum, can I smoke another cigarette?

To sure I understand: I highly commend you for stopping one of-if not the most difficult addictions,
surely the strength the nicorette (nicotine gum) plus chewing another nicorette (nicotine gum) per your pcp's instructions could eliminate this concern. Also do discuss additional aids such specific medication. I'm meeting in you. ...Read more

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Can anything happen to you if you don't smoke and you go try nicorette (nicotine gum)?

Tachycardia & bp: Nicorette (nicotine gum) is a nicotene derivative. It can race your heart and your blood pressure. It can also be addictive. Would not reccomend any more experimenting. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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