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Doctor insights on: Nicotine Overdose Symptoms

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Nicotine (Definition)

Nicotine is a stimulant drug found in cigarettes and is the ...Read more


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Do you have chills with nicotine overdose?

Do you have chills with nicotine overdose?

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

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Further to my question re, a/fibrillation could I have overdosed on e-cigarette nicotine.

Further to my question re, a/fibrillation  could I have overdosed on e-cigarette nicotine.

Possibly: I did not see original question, but an excess of nicotine in any form does stimulate the heart, and in extreme situations could cause arrhythmias such as atria fib. ...Read more

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How long can the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal last?

How long can the symptoms of nicotine withdrawal last?

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

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Can pain relievers reduce some of the symptoms of withdrawal from nicotine?

Can pain relievers reduce some of the symptoms of withdrawal from nicotine?

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

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How much nicotine is potentially delivered per cigarette and what is the daily dosage below which withdrawal symptoms develop?

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 more

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What are typical symptoms of nicotine addiction?

What are typical symptoms of nicotine addiction?

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 more

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Overdose (Definition)

When the maximum dose of medication ...Read more