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Nicorette Gum 4mg Classic Extra Strength 105 Pieces/Pack


Nicorette Gum 4mg Classic Extra Strength 105 Pieces/Pack

Nicorette Gum 4mg Classic Extra Strength


Product Name
Nicorette Gum 4mg Classic Extra Strength 105 Pieces/Pack
Active Ingredient
Nicotine
Manufacturer
Johnson & Johnson
Product Type
Nicotine withdrawal (quit smoking)
Product expiry date we are currently shipping
Discontinued, no stock

This product has been discontinued, but we do have alternatives below.

Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength 4mg contains nicotine, the chemical in tobacco that causes the physical addiction to smoking and is used in nicotine replacement therapy to help smokers quit smoking. 

Nicorette Gum general information

What is Nicorette Gum used for?

Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength 4mg is used as a nicotine replacement therapy to help smokers quit smoking and withdraw from nicotine dependence.  Extra-Strength Nicorette Gum 4mg is used for heavy smokers of more than 20 cigarettes per day who have been unable to quit smoking using the regular strength 2mg gum.  Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength 4mg relieves the craving for nicotine as well as reducing the withdrawal symptoms that smokers can experience when stopping smoking.  These withdrawal symptoms may include; dysphoria, an unpleasant, uncomfortable or depressed mood; insomnia; irritability, frustration or anger; anxiety; difficulty concentrating, restlessness or impatience; decreased heart rate, and increased appetite or weight gain.  Nicorette Gum 4mg helps provide the motivation to quit smoking and break the nicotine dependence habit, which reduces the risk of health problems, caused by the many harmful chemicals in tobacco smoke, including heart disease, stroke and cancer.  Nicorette Classic Extra-Strength Gum 4mg extra strength can also be used in combination with a nicotine patch.  

How does Nicorette Gum work?

Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength 4mg contains nicotine, an alkaloid found in the nightshade plant family which includes tobacco.  The gum-like resin delivers a small and regular amount of nicotine to your blood through the lining of your mouth as your chew the gum.  Nicotine acts directly on the brain and increases the release of the neurotransmitter dopamine in your brain.  Neurotransmitters are chemicals that allow nerve cells to communicate and dopamine is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood.  When stimulated by nicotine, dopamine creates a feeling of relaxation and euphoria in the reward circuits of the brain, which eventually leads to addiction.  Nicotine also causes a release of adrenaline, a stimulant that increases heart rate, as well as other chemicals which have a variety of physiological effects that contribute to nicotine dependence.  Nicorette Gum 4mg controls the amount of nicotine that enters your blood and is intended to wean you off nicotine dependence without the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, and allow you to focus on breaking the psychological reliance on your smoking habit, so that you get used to living without the “feel good” reward provided by smoking and therefore no longer need it. 

What does Nicorette Gum contain?

Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength contains the active ingredient nicotine 4mg, an addictive chemical found in tobacco, as a sugar free and double coated nicotine-resin complex.  It also contains sorbitol powder, sorbitol, flavor for smoker, haverstroo flavour, sodium carbonate anhydrous, sodium carbonate and glycerol.

What flavours and strengths of Nicorette gum are available?

Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength 4mg is available online from Inhouse Pharmacy in the following strengths and flavours:

  • 2mg (regular strength) for regular smokers in classic and icy mint
  • 4mg (extra strength) for heavy smokers in classic and icy mint flavour

Quit smoking with Nicorette Gum

Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength 4mg contains nicotine, which is delivered as small and regular amount to your blood through the lining of your mouth as your chew the gum.  Nicotine is the chemical in tobacco that causes the physical addiction to smoking and this in turn leads to the addictive smoking habit.  Nicotine acts directly on the brain and increases the release of dopamine, a neurotransmitter (chemicals that allow nerve cells to communicate) that regulates mood and creates a feeling of relaxation and euphoria in the reward circuits of the brain, which eventually leads to addiction.  Nicotine also causes a release of adrenaline, a stimulant that increases heart rate, as well as other chemicals which have a variety of physiological effects that contribute to nicotine dependence.  Nicorette Gum controls the amount of nicotine that enters your blood and is intended to wean you off nicotine dependence without the unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, which can include dysphoria, an unpleasant, uncomfortable or depressed mood; insomnia; irritability, frustration or anger; anxiety; difficulty concentrating, restlessness or impatience; decreased heart rate, and increased appetite or weight gain.  This allows you to focus on breaking the psychological reliance on your smoking habit, so that you get used to living without the “feel good” reward provided by smoking and therefore no longer need it. 

What are the side effects of Nicorette Gum?

The most commonly reported side effects when taking Nicorette Gum include: headache nausea, vomiting, hiccups, sore mouth or throat, jaw-muscle ache.  Less common side effects include: redness of the skin, urticaria (hives), palpitations. 

When should Nicorette Gum not be used?

You should not use Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength 4mg if you:

  • are allergic to nicotine or any components of Nicorette Gum
  • are pregnant or breast feeding, without discussion with your doctor, as stopping smoking is very important for a healthy pregnancy
  • have liver or kidney disease or active duodenal or gastric ulcers
  • have hyperthyroidism (a disorder of the thyroid gland) or phaeochromocytoma (a tumour of the adrenal gland)
  • have heart problems, have a had a stroke or heart attack or have high blood pressure
  • are taking medication that may interact with nicotine in Nicorette gum, including theophylline for asthma, the antidepressant imipramine, the pain medication pentazocine, the dopamine agonist ropinirole, tacrine for Alzheimer's disease, the antipsychotic clozapine.

How should Nicorette Gum be used?

You should use a piece of Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength 4mg each time you feel the urge to smoke.  Place a piece of Nicorette gum in your mouth and chew slowly until you have a strong taste or feel a slight tingling sensation.  Place the gum between your cheek and gums until the taste or tingling has disappeared, then chew slowly again and repeat.  You can use one piece of gum intermittently for about 30 minutes and you can use up to 10 pieces of the 4mg gum a day as needed.  Avoid drinking carbonated or acidic drinks, such as coffee or juice, before or while using Nicorette gum.  You should continue to use Nicorette gum 4mg for at least 3 months, gradually reducing the number of pieces you chew a day, until you are taking 1-2 pieces a day, then you should be ready to stop treatment.

Why should you chew your Nicorette gum slowly?

As you chew your Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength 4mg nicotine is released into your saliva and absorbed through the lining of your mouth into your bloodstream.  If you chew too fast you make more saliva and if you swallow too much nicotine-containing saliva the nicotine is broken down in your stomach and is effectively wasted.  If you chew your Nicorette Gum slowly and according to the instructions, this will help you absorb as much nicotine as possible from the gum to give you maximum benefit. 

How long should you take Nicorette Gum?

You should continue to use Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength for at least 3 months, gradually reducing the number of pieces you chew a day, until you are taking 1-2 pieces a day, then you should be ready to stop treatment.

How should Nicorette Gum be stored?

You should store your Nicorette Gum Classic Extra-Strength below 25°C in a cool dry place and you should not keep your gum for more than 24 months.  

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