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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Nicotine Gum (Overview)

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


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What is the cheapest nicotine gum?

What is the cheapest nicotine gum?

Generic: There is a generic 2 and 4 mg gum respectively however if trying to quit smoking by itself it is not very effective. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Fiala
113 doctors shared insights

Nicotine Gum (Overview)

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


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Can you stay on nicotine gum for a long time ?

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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Is it ok to use nicotine gum with paxil (paroxetine)?

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

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Can nicotine gum be harmful if used for a long time? Any help appreciated!

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

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How effective are nicotine chewing gums?

How effective are nicotine chewing gums?

Effective: It takes care of two of the things that smokers miss, nicotine and the oral habit. But, the most important part of quitting is your desire. If you truly want to quit, you can, and the gum can help. ...Read more

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How long does nicotine gum stay in system? If being tested to work as cna in hospital. Thank you

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

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How can I kick nicotine chewing gum?

May be difficult: I am going to assume that you got hooked on gum to quit tobacco. Good for you. Now getting off the gum may be just as hard as quitting cold turkey. You can try and gradually reduce the number of pieces chewed daily until it is easier to quit or you may want to talk to your doctor about a medication called Chantix that has helped many people quit tobacco. ...Read more

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Is it dangerous to smoke , vape & take nicotine gum & lozenges ?

Is it dangerous to smoke , vape & take nicotine gum & lozenges ?

Your poor heart: Yes. Of course. You are putting your poor heart throughout the ringer aren't you? ...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 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 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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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

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Can you use expired nicotine gum?

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 months past the expiration date it's probably perfectly fine. If it is way past it may not be quite as potent as it once was but it will not be dangerous. Try it and see. It will certainly be WAY safer than smoking cigarettes, which are deadly poison! ...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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What is the cheapest nicotine gum?

Generic: There is a generic 2 and 4 mg gum respectively however if trying to quit smoking by itself it is not very effective. ...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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