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Dr. Thomas Inwood
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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 Inwood
111 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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