Nicorette

Nicorette Side Effects

nicotine

Manufacturer:

Johnson & Johnson

Distributor:

Zuellig Pharma
Full Prescribing Info
Side Effects
Like all medicines, Nicorette can cause side effects.
As many of the effects are due to nicotine, they can also occur when nicotine is obtained by smoking.
Effects related to smoking (nicotine withdrawal): May experience unwanted effects because the patient have stopped smoking or have reduced the amount of nicotine the patient is taking. These effects include: Dizziness, headache, irritability or aggression, feeling low, anxiety, restlessness, poor concentration, increased appetite or weight gain, urge to smoke (craving), sleeplessness or sleep disturbance, lowering of heart rate.
Effects of too much nicotine: Patient may also get these effects if not used to inhaling tobacco smoke. These effects include: Feeling faint, feeling sick (nausea), headache. Transdermal patch: Hiccupping (due to excessive swallowing of nicotine).
Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patch: Most of the undesirable effects reported by the subjects occur during the early phase of treatment and are mainly dose dependent.
Allergic reactions (including symptoms of anaphylaxis) occur rarely during use of Nicorette Invisi Transdermal Patch.
About 20% of users experienced mild local skin reactions during the first weeks of treatment.
Side effects observed in post-marketing experience (frequency category estimated from clinical trial): Common (≥1/100 and <1/10): Rash**, hives**.
Uncommon (≥1/1,000 and <1/100): Palpitations**, tachycardia**, application site reactions, body weakness**, chest discomfort and pain**, malaise**, muscle pain*, abnormal dream**, shortness of breath**, increase sweating**, flushing**, high blood pressure**.
*In vicinity/region of patch
**Systemic effects
Nicorrette Icy Mint Medicated Chewing Gum: Most of the undesirable effects reported by the subjects occur during the early phase of treatment and are mainly dose dependent. Irritation in the mouth and throat may be experienced, however most subjects adapt to this with ongoing use.
Allergic reactions (including symptoms of anaphylaxis) occur rarely during use of Nicorette Icy Mint Gum. The chewing gum may stick to, and in rare cases, damage dentures.
Side effects observed in post-marketing experience (frequency category estimated from clinical trial): Common (≥1/100 and <1/10): Diarrhoea#.
Uncommon (≥1/1,000 and <1/100): Palpitations**, tachycardia**, burping, soreness of the tongue, oral mucosal blistering and exfoliation, prickling/tingling sensation of the mouth#, body weakness**, chest discomfort and pain**, malaise**, pain in jaw*, abnormal dream**, wheezing, voice disorder, shortness of breath**, nasal congestion, oropharyngeal pain, sneezing, throat tightness, increase sweating**, itching**, rash**, hives**, flushing**, high blood pressure**.
Rare ≥1/10,000 and <1/1,000: Difficulty in swallowing, mouth numbness, retching.
*Tightness of jaw and pain in jaw with nicotine gum formulation
**Systemic effects
#Reported as similar or less frequently than placebo
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