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What is nicotine polacrilex used for?

What is nicotine polacrilex used for?

Smoking cessation: this is the official name for nicotine "gum," which is really much more viscous (thick) than usual chewing gums. Most people use it to try to stop smoking, although some individuals will just use it to prevent nicotine withdrawal (nicotine 'fits') when they have to fly on an airplane, see a movie or have to be in a non-smoking setting for a long period of time. ...Read more

Nicotine (Definition)

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


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What is nicotine polacrilex used for?

What is nicotine polacrilex used for?

Smoking cessation: this is the official name for nicotine "gum," which is really much more viscous (thick) than usual chewing gums. Most people use it to try to stop smoking, although some individuals will just use it to prevent nicotine withdrawal (nicotine 'fits') when they have to fly on an airplane, see a movie or have to be in a non-smoking setting for a long period of time. ...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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Are nicotine patches more effective than gum?

Different: They each replace nicotine in different ways and may be more effective for different people. ...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 long does nicotine stay in your system from the gum?

How long does nicotine stay in your system from the gum?

Doesn't accumulate: Really doesn't matter that much if you are a heavy or light user. Nicotine is a very short-acting chemical and is only active in bloodstream for a few hours, then is converted to a metabolite cotinine that is metabolically inactive, but is what most drug tests look for. It sticks around in blood for 1-2 days, in urine for 2-4 days, oral swabs can pick it up a little longer, perhaps 3-5 days. ...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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How does nicotine chewing gum work?

How does nicotine chewing gum work?

Supplies nicotine: Every time you chew nicotine gum you swallow and absorb nicotine. This is designed to satisfy your craving for the drug so you will not light a cigarette. ...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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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