Nicorette

Nicorette

nicotine

Manufacturer:

Johnson & Johnson

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Nicotine
Indications/Uses
Relieve w/drawal symptoms & reduce the cravings for nicotine during smoking cessation.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Stop smoking completely when starting treatment. Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patch Recommended dose: Heavy smokers (≥15 cigarettes daily) Initially apply one 25-mg patch daily to the skin in the morning & remove 16 hr later at bedtime for 8 wk, followed by one 15-mg patch daily for 2 wk & then one 10-mg patch daily for 2 wk. Light smokers (<15 cigarettes daily) Initially apply one 15-mg patch daily to the skin in the morning & remove 16 hr later at bedtime for 8 wk, followed by one 10-mg patch daily for 4 wk. Nicorette Icy Mint Medicated Chewing Gum Heavy smokers (>20 cigarettes daily) 4 mg. Light smokers (≤20 cigarettes daily) 2 mg. Usual dose: 8-12 gum daily for 12 wk then 4-6 gum daily for 2 wk & reduce to 1-3 gum daily (& gradually reduce to 0) for 2 wk. Max: 24 gum/day.
Administration
May be taken with or without food: Chew gum slowly until the taste becomes strong (approx 1 min), then rest it between the gums & the cheek (1 min). When the taste fades, start chewing it again (about 20-30 min). Do not swallow.
Contraindications
Hypersensitivity. Pregnancy & lactation.
Special Precautions
Serious CV event or hospitalization for CV complaint, previous stroke, MI, unstable angina, cardiac arrhythmia, CABG & angioplasty), uncontrolled HTN. Liver or kidney disease. Overactive hyperthyroidism or pheochromocytoma, acute stomach or duodenal ulcer, inflammation of the stomach & oesophagus, DM. Transdermal Patch: Treatment beyond 6 mth is not recommended. Skin disorders (eg, psoriasis, eczema or hives). Childn <18 yr. Medicated chewing gum: Regular use beyond 12 mth is not recommended.
Adverse Reactions
Transdermal patch: Rash, hives. Medicated chewing gum: Diarrhoea.
Drug Interactions
Transdermal patch/medicated chewing gum: Theophylline, tacrine, clozapine, ropinirole, insulin, imipramine, olanzapine, clomipramine, fluvoxamine; flecainide or pentazocine (for transdermal patch only).
ATC Classification
N07BA01 - nicotine ; Belongs to the class of drugs used in the management of nicotine dependence.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Nicorette Invisi transdermal patch 15 mg/16 hr
Packing/Price
7 × 1's
Form
Nicorette Invisi transdermal patch 25 mg/16 hr
Packing/Price
7 × 1's
Form
Nicorette Icy Mint Medicated chewing gum 4 mg
Packing/Price
105's;30's
Form
Nicorette Invisi transdermal patch 10 mg/16 hr
Packing/Price
7 × 1's
Form
Nicorette Icy Mint Medicated chewing gum 2 mg
Packing/Price
105's;30's
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