Nicorette Icy Mint Gum

Nicorette Icy Mint Gum

nicotine

Manufacturer:

Johnson & Johnson

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Nicotine
Indications/Uses
Tobacco dependence by relieving nicotine craving & w/drawal symptoms facilitating smoking cessation in smokers motivated to quit. Aid to reduce smoking [Nicotine Assisted Reduction to Stop (NARS)].
Dosage/Direction for Use
Heavy smoker (≥20 cigarettes daily or first cigarette smoke w/in ≤30 min of waking up) 4 mg. Max daily dose: 24 gums in 24 hr. Light smoker (<20 cigarettes daily) 2 mg. Max daily dose: 30 gums in 24 hr. Dosing regime: 8-12 gum daily for at least 3 mth before gradual reduction.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Chew gum slowly until the taste becomes strong or mild burning sensation is experienced, then rest it between the gums & the cheek. When the taste fades, start chewing it again, then rest it in a different place from the previous time. Repeat the chewing routine until the taste does not return (about 30 min).
Special Precautions
Recent MI, unstable or worsening angina including Prinzmetal's angina, severe cardiac arrhythmia, recent CVA &/or uncontrolled HTN; uncontrolled hyperthyroidism or phaeochromocytoma; oesophagitis, gastric or peptic ulcers. Monitor blood sugars in patients w/ DM. Moderate to severe hepatic &/or severe renal impairment. Pregnancy. Avoid use during lactation. Childn & adolescents <18 yr.
Adverse Reactions
Abdominal pain, dry mouth, dyspepsia, flatulence, nausea, salivary hypersecretion, stomatitis, vomiting; burning sensation, fatigue; hypersensitivity; headache, dysgeusia, paraesthesia; cough, hiccups, throat irritation.
Drug Interactions
Increased plasma levels of theophylline, tacrine, clozapine, ropinirole. Affected metabolism of imipramine, olanzapine, clomipramine, fluvoxamine; flecainide, pentazocine. Enhanced haemodynamic effects of adenosine.
MIMS Class
Drugs Used in Substance Dependence
ATC Classification
N07BA01 - nicotine ; Belongs to the class of drugs used in the management of nicotine dependence.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Nicorette Icy Mint Gum chewing gum 2 mg
Packing/Price
105 × 1's
Form
Nicorette Icy Mint Gum chewing gum 4 mg
Packing/Price
105 × 1's
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