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Nicotine Overdose Symptoms
Not chills but: Muscle fasciculations can occur, which are involuntary spasms of muscles which cause kind of a quivering, sometimes visible in skin. Nicotine od is rare, and I have never seen it from smoking. There is concern that the electronic cigs have capsules/ampules that are pure nicotine, and that od, especially in children, is going to be increasingly seen with these products. Such poisoning can be lethal. ...Read more
Doubt this will: Happen unless you are sensitive than even one might cause symptoms. ...Read more
Usually about 3 wks: Nicotine withdrawal symptoms can be diminished by using nicotine replacement drugs (gum, patch, inhaler, nasal spray) and/or other pills (bupropion, varenicline). Talk to your doctor, get a date on the calendar, alert your friends & family that you need their support, and do yourself the biggest favor of your life and quit (if you have not already). Good luck. ...Read more
No : Opioids should not be use for nicotine withdrawal. You can try reducing your bodies dependence on nicotine by using smaller amounts of nicotine in patches or gum. Chantix works wonders for patients highly dependent on nicotine. It is available with a prescription from your doctor. Some patients don't tolerate it well but the ones that do are amazed at the results. ...Read more
How much nicotine is potentially delivered per cigarette and what is the daily dosage below which withdrawal symptoms develop?
No answer.: Nicotine delivery per cigarette varies with brand, filter, length of the inhaled draw, and how close to the end it is smoked. There is as much a 10 fold delivery difference with these factors, on average. It is very difficult to compare oral (nicorettes) or nicotine patches, because nicotine is inhaled. Withdrawal sx can begin with a 20% reduction in nicotine dosage. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots: First, if you find a cigarette in your hands, that is a good sign ;-) seriously, nicotine withdrawal causes irritability, strong cravings, high blood pressure, and rapid heart rate. If you wake up in the morning craving a cig, the addiction is stronger. Smoking cessation requires beating both the addiction and the habit. They are different, and both can be hard to break, but it can be done. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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